Dear Pet Supporters:
Next month, GenPhilly, a network of young professionals who are dedicated to making Philadelphia a great place to grow up and grow old, is hosting our 4th Annual Pet-Tastic Pet Food and Toy Drive Happy Hour to support seniors who are pet owners. This event will be held at the Field House across from the Reading Terminal Market on Wednesday, July 23 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
In the past, this event has secured hundreds of donations for pets that belong to frail older adults who often struggle to support their animal companions. Unfortunately, as seniors age, caring for a loved pet becomes more difficult and seniors struggling on fixed incomes too often sacrifice their well-being for their pets. GenPhilly’s Pet-Tastic Happy Hour aims to address these challenges by giving pets and their owners a small gift that has a large impact.
Will you help low-income elderly people who have pets?
GenPhilly has selected Sam’s Hope, an organization dedicated to helping financially and health challenged people keep their companion animal, as this year’s recipient. Sam’s Hope has agreed to give the contributions from this event to its elderly participants. I am enclosing a flyer to give you more information about the program and the organization that will benefit from it.
We hope GenPhilly can count on your support and would be most grateful if you could contribute pet food, supplies or gift cards to this effort! If you have any questions, I can be reached at 215-765-9000, ext. 5072 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kate ClarkGenPhilly, Chair
Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, Planner for Policy & Program Development