Passavant Men’s Group Donates Time and Talents to Beaver County Humane Society

doghouse shaped container to collect donations

For years, the Beaver County Humane Society used a plastic doghouse shaped container to collect donations with the help of a number of small business throughout the county. However, according to volunteer Patty Pietropaoli, chair of the fundraising committee, the plastic boxes had served their purpose and needed replaced.

Thanks to the generosity, time and talents of the men’s group at the Passavant Community, the humane society now has a new set of well-built, wooden boxes to collect donations.

Pietropaoli to share her dilemma with one of the member of the men’s group at the Lutheran SeniorLife Passavant Community in Zelienople. Before she knew it, that friendly conversation led to the men’s group eagerly agreeing to take on the project.

Pietropaoli provided the group with an idea she had found online. Over the next six weeks, the men ranging in age from 60 – 90 years of age volunteered their time, talents, and donations to build wooden collection boxes in the shape of a doghouse for the humane society.

“The group really stepped up,” said Pietropaoli. “What they made went above my expectations.”

According to Laura Roy, executive director of the Passavant Community, “the response was amazing.” The group along with other residents raised the funds to cover the cost of the entire project.

doghouse shaped container to collect donations“The importance of these donation boxes cannot be overstated,” said Pietropaoli. “The funds collected will be used to provide food, shelter, and veterinary care. It touches your heart, the generosity of humans giving to a great cause because animals rely on others to care for them, and this money directly helps them.”

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