Helping Hands in The Springs at The Watermark

We kicked off our revamped Helping Hands course in The Springs with a wonderful Saturday morning service project to benefit local dogs at ACCT Animal Shelter! It was a special morning where we learned how to create the Kong Treats and Peanut Butter sandwiches that staff members and volunteers provide for the dogs after taking them outside for a walk. One of their current volunteers showed us how to fill Kong Toys with lots of goodies for the pups. These Kong Treats were easy to make and had many layers including kibble, peanut butter, pumpkin and treats which should give the dogs fun challenge and a toy to play with after their exercise. We’re pretty sure they would taste great for some pups who could definitely use a little bit of love.

We also learned about how all the volunteers make a huge difference to the animals housed at our region’s largest animal care and control center, handling more than 20,000 of the city’s animals from dogs and cats, to small animals, reptiles, birds and injured wildlife. In addition to animal control and sheltering, ACCT Philly supports a foster care program and a food pantry for low-income pet owners as well as Pen Pals to provide exposure for the long term pups and kitties and hopefully find them a new loving home.

The volunteers of the Foodies program were thrilled with our efforts and the dogs have been enjoying our tasty treats all week!

Don’t miss helping us with upcoming classes:

11/10 – Creating Cards for Service Members in honor of Veteran’s Day

11/17 – Making Flower Arrangements to beautify our community

11/24 – Creating Casseroles for the Homeless Shelter

Don’t forget to make a canned food donation in the month of November. This November, residents, associates & friends are invited to donate non-perishable food items for local families in need, including: boxed instant potatoes, canned tuna, boxed pasta, canned soups, rice and beans, corn muffin mix, canned vegetables and fruit, boxed oatmeal or breakfast cereal, stuffing mix, boxed or canned milk and peanut butter. All items should be recently purchased and in good condition. All food collected will be donated to Philabundance. Residents are invited to join us as we drop off the food to the Camp Out for Hunger on Wednesday, November 28th. Please join in giving generously to help local families enjoy a brighter holiday season!

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