HOME VAN PET CARE PROJECT, INC. – Newsletter – September-October, 2012
From Elizabeth Howard, Coordinator
Our primary mission is to provide food for the companion animals of homeless and very low income persons in our community.
Friends moving on: Our friends Diane and James were among the first people we met when Home Van Pet Care was just beginning five years ago. It is Diane, holding a little homeless kitten, who sparked the idea to help the homeless people by providing food for their animals. James and Diane have been good friends to us, especially in maintaining our Tent city Tribe of cats. They have now gotten an apartment with assistance from the Veterans Admin Supported Housing program. We will miss them. We wish them all happiness and success and will support their move by paying the pet deposit of $200 for their dogs Nip Nip and Bigger. If you can chip in on this expense, just mark your check or PayPal payment “pet deposit.” See below for addresses.
Home Van Birthday Party: Our sister group, The Home Van, is celebrating its 10th year of feeding the homeless and hungry people in our community. Their birthday party is Thursday, September 27 at 6pm at the downtown plaza, the little parking lot on the east side of the Civil Courthouse right next to Bo Diddley Community Plaza. No doubt a good time will be had and we plan to attend. Cupcakes have been requested but you are welcome to just bring yourself. See below for contact information.
Breakfast on the Plaza: Thursday October 25 from 8am till 11am is the annual Breakfast on the Plaza at the Downtown Bo Diddley park and plaza. The homeless coalition works on this event all during each year to provide breakfast for all attendees, tables for local service groups and information about local services for the homeless and low income. We’ll have a table there to give info on Home Van Pet Care Project and need volunteers to staff the table. See below for contact info.
Home Van Pet Care is in need of any size bags of cat food or dog food. We will need extra tarps and large plastic bins for winter shelters. You can call for current needs, for pickup and dropoff information and also let us know if you would like to volunteer with our project. Checks can be mailed to Home Van Pet Care Project, c/o Elizabeth Howard, P.O. Box 14305, Gainesville FL 32604, phone 352-473-9423, email firstname.lastname@example.org . You can donate by PayPal on our blog, http://homevanpetcareproject.
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