RunSwitch PR hosted a pet supply “tail-gate” donation drive on Wednesday. As part of Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s “Give a Day” service initiative, RunSwitch gathered supplies listed on Kentucky Humane Society’s “Wish List.” Employees from the office park and members of the community stopped by to donate supplies, meet their office neighbors, and grab a bite to eat. Some attendees even brought their furry friends out for a treat.
Scott Jennings, co-founder of RunSwitch PR said, “It was a very successful event. We just moved into the office park in January and were excited for this opportunity to bring our community together and help animals at the shelter. We are proud to work and live in Louisville and happy to give back to our city.”
The drive raised over $110.00, 70 cans of dog and cat food, 19 packages of treats, 8 cat/dog toys, 5 collars, 3 containers of bleach, 3 jugs of detergent, 2 pet bowls, and a dog’s favorite distraction when visiting the doctor- 2 cans of squirt cheese. Participants also donated paper towels, dish detergent, and baby wipes. Kazoing! Party & Play, a children’s indoor entertainment center in Louisville, joined the cause by transporting the supplies to the Kentucky Humane Society in their branded van.
In its second year, Mayor Fischer’s Give a Day Week of Service is a way for residents to show why Louisville is a great place to live. After over 90,000 volunteers and acts of compassion were completed in 2012, Louisville was named America’s Most Livable City by the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Mayor Fischer has challenged residents to break last year’s record with 100,000 volunteers and donations this year.