DONATIONS IN 2015
NAIL CLIPPING QUARTERLY FUNDRAISER
Especially for Pets offers free nail clippings on a walk-in basis. Please call ahead for groomer availabilty. We don’t charge for this service, but in exchange we accept a monetary donation to a local animal shelter or non-profit organization. Four different charities per year are chosen to be the recipient of the nail clipping donations.
Take advantage of this service and help a local charity at the same time! We also encourage you to learn more about the recipient at their in-store Information Days, listed below.
Since the Program’s inception, Especially for Pets has raised $312,019 for charity. Click here to see our list of past recipients.
Founded in 1985, the Pets & People Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization of certified teams of volunteers who provide physical and/or psychological therapy through pet visitations to clients of nursing homes, adult care centers, assisted living facilities, halfway houses, hospice and hospitals. In addition, they provide military veteran programs, reading programs at schools and libraries, stress relief events at schools and work environments and several special group events like Christmas in the City.
They are a 501(c)(3) volunteer organization that has tripled in size over the past couple of years. Due to their growth, they have had to retain the services of a part-time volunteer coordinator. Because of this, along with their basic operating costs, including insurance, they are in need of funds in order to keep these viable programs in operation. Their volunteer teams are mainly in central Massachusetts and they are working on recruiting more volunteer teams throughout all of Massachusetts.
The Pets & People Foundation has never charged for visits nor asked for membership fees. Volunteers provide “people therapy through pets,” and their budget comes entirely from donations; their inspiration comes from the people whose faces light up when a dog, cat or other animal walks into a room to give unconditional love and attention to someone in need.
Learn more about Pets & People Foundation on:
- Saturday, April 11 from 11:00am to 1:00pm in Medway
- Friday, April 17 from 11:00am to 1:00pm in Acton
- Saturday, April 18 from 11:00am to 2:00pm in Sudbury
- Sunday, April 19 from 11:00am to 2:00pm in Newton
- Saturday, May 2 from 11:00am to 2:00pm in Westborough