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Patricia Schreiber attended many schools due to her being an “Army Brat.” She graduated from UMO with a Civil Engineering Degree and worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Pat oversaw constructions of veteran hospitals and clinics across the country and was proud that she was of service to our U.S. veterans. Her true passion was nurturing and sponsoring abandoned dogs, especially Dobermans and other large dogs.
One of Pat’s wishes was to bequest a donation to a local organization that helped both veterans and dogs. Pat’s family found Pets for Vets and made a donation in her honor to help veterans and animals in our community.
Town Fair Tire Foundation - Nancy Downey Sheehan
Nancy Downey Sheehan of the Town Fair Tire Foundation presented Chapter Director Marianne Quinn with a $1,000 donation! The Town Fair Tire Foundation’s mission to “give back and pay it forward” has become a top priority throughout the Northeast - in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Their efforts include support for a wide variety of worthwhile causes and charities. Thank you!
The University of Maine
We recently received a letter and donation in the mail from the UMaine Army ROTC, UMaine Veteran Association and MBS Corp! It sounds like they had a fun dodgeball tournament which raised over $1,300! Amazing!
Kathryn Knight presented Pets for Vets Portland, Maine with a donation of $1,725!
Kathryn is one of 21 authors who joined together to create the Love Under Fire box set of their latest novels in a limited edition collection. You can learn more about the project on Kathryn’s blog here.
Knights of Columbus Council #2266
Knights of Columbus Council #2266 Old Orchard Beach, Maine hosted a charity bingo evening to benefit Pets for Vets. They raised over $4,200 and presented our chapter director with the check. This will help us to continue matching rescue animals with military veterans in our community. Thank you!
The UNUM Spirit Team
On December 19, 2016, the UNUM Special Benefit Department’s Spirit Team invited Pets for Vets Portland and four other worthy organizations to their office, where they presented each organization with a $300 donation.
Please join us in thanking Charlene Malone and the UNUM Spirit Team!
Norway Savings Bank and ASAP Taxi
Two local businesses wanted to make donations to local nonprofit organizations and asked their social media followers for suggestions. Their customers nominated Pets for Vets Portland, and we were the lucky recipients of a donation from each business!
The first, Norway Saving Bank, was a local bank celebrating their 150th anniversary. They asked their customers for suggestions in February and awarded many donations throughout the year. In November they chose Pets for Vets and presented us with $1,500!
The second business, ASAP Taxi, has always given back to the community by donating a portion of their yearly sales to local nonprofit groups. From August 30 until Thanksgiving, they asked their Facebook followers to comment with their favorite charity and the top five organizations mentioned would each receive a $1,000 donation. After counting up all the comments, Pets for Vets Portland was one of the top five charities!
Thank you to Norway Savings Bank, ASAP Taxi and all our Pets for Vets Portland supporters for participating and getting your friends and family to comment.
Paychex in Auburn, ME discovered Pets for Vets Portland nearly two years ago, and their generous employees continue to support us by fundraising throughout the year.
They recently reached out to us and asked our Chapter Director, Tom, to come up for a visit, during which they presented him with an $850 donation!
Thank you, Paychex!
Pets for Vets Portland recently visited Paychex in Auburn, ME, where our Assistant Director Marianne Quinn and Chance, one of our dogs in training, were presented with a check for $500.
Thank you to their wonderful employees for this generous donation!
100+ Women Who Care, Southern Maine
When it comes to philanthropy, not many people can make million-dollar donations.
But 100+ Women Who Care, Southern Maine believes smaller donations can be just as powerful and often make the biggest impact.
This group of women gathers four times a year for a one-hour meeting and each member writes a $50 check to a charity that the group selects through voting. This combined donation of over $5,000 makes a real impact, without time-consuming fundraising events and planning.
Mary-Etta, a board member for Pets for Vets Portland and a member of the 100+ Women Who Care, Southern Maine group, nominated our chapter to be the recipient of this quarter’s donation. She presented to the group about the work we do and we were selected.
Thank you, 100+ Women!
Margaritas Full Moon Madness Events
During the past few months, we were the beneficiary of over $530 from Margaritas Full Moon Madness events.
Thank you for spreading the word about the events and helping us raise money!
Katalyst, a local clothing company in Portland, ME, selected Pets for Vets Portland as a beneficiary for the next year!
Kyle Rosato, the founder, says that the art of giving back was passed down through generations in his family, starting with his grandfather and mother and he has passed it along to his customers.
For each item they buy, the customer selects a charity for Katalyst to support. As a beneficiary, Pets for Vets Portland will receive a donation when people choose our organization.
Thank you, Katalyst!
The Health Management Department at Martin’s Point Health Care
A big shout out and thank you to the Health Management Department at Martin’s Point Health Care for choosing Pets for Vets Portland as the recipient of their 2015 holiday campaign. Their generous, animal-loving employees collected and donated dog beds, toys, treats, leashes, harnesses, food bowls and numerous other items for our organization.
PALS at the Pawtucketville Memorial School
Twelve fourth-grade students make up a group called PALS (Peer Advocates Leading Students) at the Pawtucketville Memorial School in Lowell, MA. They organized a school-wide collection drive for Pets For Vets Portland.
Thanks to them, we now have enough items and treats for many, many matches. Thank you, PALS, staff, teachers, students and parents!
Swiss Time’s Time to Care
Swiss Time is a small family business located in the Old Port area of Portland, ME that sells contemporary and vintage watches and clocks.
Thanks to Swiss Time’s Time to Care for making Pets for Vets Portland their charity for the month of March! Their raffle was very popular and raised over $1,900 for our chapter.
Maine Land Stump Grinding
Thanks to Maine Land Stump Grinding for their generous support.
Time Warner Cable
Thanks to Time Warner Cable for donating $2,500 to Pets for Vets Portland. We are grateful for your support!
Uncommon Paws is a small business that donates a harness, leash and collar for each Pets for Vets Portland Veteran-pet match. We appreciate their support!
National franchise Zoomin Groomin® is a mobile grooming and pet care company that provides quality mobile grooming service, a dog walking friend or a caring pet sitter.
Thank you to Zoomin Groomin® franchisees who provide reduced-rate services for Pets for Vets Portland rescued pets.
Happy Sixth Birthday, Will!
Pets for Vets Portland was honored to meet a pint-sized philanthropist named Will when he invited us to his sixth birthday party. Instead of presents, he asked his guests to donate to our chapter!
Our Chapter Director, Tom, attended the ice-skating party and interacted with some of the 100 people who were there to celebrate Will.
Through his generosity, Will raised over $500 for Pets for Vets Portland. We were all greatly touched by his willingness to help others at such a young age and are sure that he has a bright future.
Thanks to Will and his family!
Yarmouth High School Hockey Team
Pets for Vets Portland was honored at a recent Yarmouth High School boys hockey game. The team, led by captains Walter Conrad, Patrick Grant and Noah Grondin, chose to do a fundraiser with the goal of raising enough money to fund a Veteran-pet match for our chapter.
Veteran Steve and his companion Whiskers, trainer Marianne Quinn and Chapter Director Tom Targett represented Pets for Vets Portland at the game.
Thanks to the Yarmouth High School Hockey Team for their support!
Seabrook American Legion - Unit 70
Judith Dugin and the ladies of the Seabrook American Legion Unit 70 learned about Pets for Vets, asked how much it cost to complete a match and set out to raise that amount. They did! In April 2018 they presented our Chapter Director, Tom, with a check to sponsor our next veteran and dog match. We are so thankful for their efforts that will help us to continue to help local rescue animals and veterans in our community.