ZANESVILLE, OH- It’s important to help those in need, especially near the Holidays when families and friends come together and celebrate the gift of giving. And Big Brothers Big Sisters and Pet Smart eight years ago, decided to partner up and have an annual event called Pet Smart Charity Donation Drive.
The event supports the children through the donation of toys that Pet Smart provides in their stores for those who are less fortunate. Store Leader John Dillon discussed about the process of the Pet Smart Charity Donation Drive.
“So, there’s plenty of time to still come down, we still have lots of these toys to donate. It’s really simple, you just come on in to our store and you can pick out them, we’ve got five different varieties of toys and you can take one up to the register and the cashier will donate the toy and then we simply hand them over to them.”
Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters Katie Mainini spoke about what it means having these community partners.
“Big Brothers Big Sisters is very fortunate to have these community partners that do great things for the youth that are enrolled in our programs. It’s an extra special thing each and every year for the last eight years, for our kids in our programs to receive a stuff animal toy from Pet Smart. So, we’re just very thankful for this partnership and we are excited for it to continue for years to come.”
This is a great way for communities to come together and help kids have an amazing Christmas with a little bit of Holiday magic and hard work.