Ocean State Job Lot Helps ‘To the Rescue’ Animal Initiative
GARDNER -- Ocean State Job Lot recently announced a $1,895 donation to Ahimsa Haven Animal Rescue of Templeton -- following its inaugural “To the Rescue” charitable program -- to benefit hundreds of animal welfare organizations across New England, New York and New Jersey.
Local recipient organizations like Ahimsa Haven Animal Rescue were chosen by local customer nominations.
“To the Rescueí” raised more than $320,000 in its first year, $124,000 of which will be distributed among dozens of animal welfare organizations in Massachusetts.
“Ocean State Job Lot’s Charitable Foundation, in partnership with our loyal customers, has a long history of helping those in need, and that includes vulnerable animals in shelters and rescues,” said David Sarlitto, executive director, Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation.
“What’s really unique about our program is that our customers in each community where we do business, in tandem with local animal control officers, chose the animal organizations that were important to them. All monies raised within each city or town are staying local. We’ve been blown away by the response.”
Additionally, OSJL regularly donates pet supplies to many regional animal welfare organizations. Typical donations include: pet beds, chew toys, leashes, harnesses, and food.