Bainbridge Self Storage and Bainbridge North Storage of Bainbridge, Wash., are running a food drive to support animals at the Kitsap Humane Society (KHS). The storage businesses are encouraging customers and the general public to drop off donations of pet food and supplies to assist the independent nonprofit of Silverdale, Wash.
Employees of the storage company heard rumors that the Humane Society is housing many homeless cats, dogs and other potential pets as the holiday season approaches and decided to help. “We have the space available to collect and the equipment available to deliver," said self-storage manager J.M. Danielson. “Our goal is to collect food and supplies like towels, blankets, kitty litter, kitten formula (and more) for the month of October.”
Those who wish to donate can do so at 9300 Sportsman Club Road. All participants will be entered to win one of six prizes including a $50 Visa gift card donated by Mejia Landscaping, a $40 gift bag donated by Churchmouse Teas and Yarns, and a $25 gift certificate and bag of gourmet dog bones from Bainbridge Bakers. Three runners-up will win a twin pack of gourmet candy apples.
“We are a small business that are [sic] proud of the work we do in and around Kitsap County with nonprofit groups,” said Danielson.
KHS is committed to providing positive life-changing solutions to people and companion animals, according to Kitsap-Humane.org. Established in 1908, the organization depends on the kindness and generosity of the community it serves to care for animals in need. It is governed by a volunteer board of directors consisting of local community and business leaders. It is also devoted to educating the public on animal-welfare issues and how to better care for their pets.