emediaIT “Paying it Forward” at the Animal Welfare Society PE
It is often forgotten that Non-Profit organisations, such as the Animal Welfare Society (AWS PE) are run by groups of dedicated and selfless individuals that want to make a difference. When it comes to supporting these charities, it is naturally directed towards the sad eyes behind the pen fences, that belong to dogs (and cats) that are desperately wishing to be adopted by loving families.
emediaIT decided to show our gratitude, to the staff at the AWS PE and their Wagtail charity shops by “Paying it Forward” (an initiative introduced to us by Frontline Research Group) with a delicious lunch provided by Crave Burger. The Pay it Forward initiative was started in support of the local restaurant industry, that was impacted by Covid-19. We selected the local restaurant Crave Burger, based in Walmer Port Elizabeth. Crave Burger has a delicious menu but importantly also values social responsibility as much as we do. The Crave Burger meals went down a treat at the Animal Welfare and we cannot wait to go back for more!
Crave burger preparing burger meals.
The afternoon at the AWS PE, was spent enjoying time walking the dogs and giving love to as many of the dogs as possible. Which left many of our emediaIT team finding it hard to leave without taking one home with them.
At the AWS PE, there is a constant need for dog food and other supplies, due to their facilitating of almost 100 dogs daily. As a non-profit organisation they rely solely on donations to keep the shelter operating and the dogs fed. emediaIT donated 100kgs of dog food towards their food bank, however the sad reality is that with the large number of dogs at the shelter the food quickly runs out.
Dog Food donated by emediaIT.
How can you help?
The Animal Welfare Society PE is close to our hearts and we encourage all to help where possible. If you cannot adopt one of their animals at the shelter, here are some other ways you could support them:
- Become a VIP annual member.
- Donate money, dog/cat food or other supplies.
- Volunteer at the shelter or Wagtail charity shops.
- Donate unwanted household items and clothing to the Wagtail Charity shops.
- Sponsor a kennel or pen.
- Sponsor a sterilization.
Pen at AWS sponsored by emediaIT.
For more information on the Animal Welfare Society PE and how you can make a difference you can visit their website. To support our local restaurant Crave Burger, you can visit their Facebook page.