Earth Animal Raises Funds to Help Feed Connecticut School Children
Earth Animal recently made its largest donation yet to the Connecticut Food Bank’s Child Hunger Impact Program (CHIP), which offers school children fresh food for entire families over the weekend. The program is offered in Connecticut at 19 school sites, serves more than 2,319 children and 1,955 families each weekend during the school year.
Earth Animal has been fundraising for the program for the past 12 years through its Mitten Project, which runs Oct. 1 to Dec. 31.
“Every year the number of families with food needs in Connecticut increases, and as a company whose mission is to enhance quality of life for all Earth’s animals, we feel it’s our responsibility to support our community,” said Susan Goldstein, co-founder of Earth Animal, which is headquartered in Southport, Conn. “It is our pleasure to match every penny donated during our Mitten Project. We are so happy to see the fundraising efforts increase each year. We raised $12,695. And, with Earth Animal’s match, our final donation to the CT Food Bank was $25,390 making it our largest donation yet.”
Fundraising efforts included holding its first Merry Mitten Day at the company flagship retail store in Westport, gaining support with local dog friendly breweries during Octoberfest, offering a holiday “Sip & Shop” in Southport at J. McLaughlin, promoting its mission at a gala event at the Black Rock Yacht Club as well as an adoption event with Adopt-A-Dog at Half Full Brewery in Stamford.
Earth Animal dedicates 1 percent of annual sales to positive impact efforts and organizations that preserve and enhance quality of life for animal, people and the earth, officials said.