Happy Spring Everyone,
The best thing I love about Spring is that it’s almost green everywhere. Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Manny Arizala with the Colorado Pet Pantry. As the pandemic wreaked havoc across our nation and here in the Colorado Springs / Fountain area, many of you stepped up to feed and give a voice to the voiceless, our pets.
I am writing you today to ask you to join us in our efforts. I am not asking for money, I am simply asking you to join us once a year, once a quarter, every other month or as often as you are able to in distributing pet food and at times, supplies to our community. With food insecurity on the rise, many of our community members rely on the generosity of food pantries and their volunteers, ultimately that also means food insecurity is on the rise for our four-legged pets.
I joined the Colorado Pet Pantry this past Fall simply because of our mission: “The Colorado Pet Pantry will temporarily feed Colorado pets, allowing families to increase their ability to care for pets with the goal of keeping them out of shelters and with their families.” Your generosity of time will allow us to be true to our mission and will additionally have a direct positive impact on the members of our community.
Growing up, I couldn’t tell you how many times a pet made the difference between a good day or a bad day, no matter the circumstances. Pets bring love, joy, and most of all companionship. Will you join me and volunteer some of your time at one of our pet pantries in either Colorado Springs, Fountain or both? I hope you decide to join me in saying yes, I will volunteer. Bring a friend with you to volunteer or make a date with your loved one to volunteer together by simply signing up at the link below.
Our next pantry for May in the Fountain area is May 18, 2023 (3:30-6:30 PM) and in Colorado Springs on May 24, 2023 (11:30-3:00 PM). Lastly, I’d also like to invite you to stop by our booth at the Colorado Springs Pet Expo happening April 29-30, 2023. Pets are welcome at this expo.
Click the following link, to register to volunteer or sign-in:
Thank You, and I look forward to seeing you at one of our pantries very soon. If you have any questions or comments feel free to contact me directly or text me at the number listed below.
Southeast Colorado Program Manager