During the holidays, the Kolbeco team and our Board of Dogrectors works very hard on the annual Frills for Furbabies drive to benefit Stray Rescue of St. Louis. The 2011 holiday season marked the third year for the drive, which is focused on gathering much-needed items for the Stray Rescue shelter and foster dogs, as well as monetary donations to help pay for medical expenses for injured, sick and neglected dogs.
On December 16, 2011, Kolbeco team members partnered up with our friends at Riggs Construction and Design to deliver the goods to Randy Grim and all of the four-legged furbabies at Stray Rescue – and it was a record year! Over $10,000 worth of food, collars, leashes, blankets, towels, cleaning supplies, toys, treats, and more were collected. That represented five full truckloads! In addition, $1200 was raised to benefit Stray Rescue’s Stracks Fund, a fund that is exclusively used for medical care.
As part of the 2011 drive, Kolbeco established two programs so that other companies could build excitement and get involved. One program was the Canine Corporate Challenge, which encouraged companies to hold their own donation drives to benefit Frills. Several companies participated, raising much needed supplies for the pups at the shelter. The other program was the Casual Day for a Stray, in which employees would make a monetary donation to the drive in exchange for a casual day at work. This initiative resulted in raising the majority of the money for the Stracks Fund.
We extend a sincere thank you to everyone who made this year’s drive, and its great success possible:
- Treats Unleashed
- Four Muddy Paws
- Lola & Penelope’s
- Airedale Antics
- Wolfgang’s Pet Stop
- Three Dog Bakery
- Westinn Kennels
- Continental REO
- Wamhoff Financial Planning & Accounting
- Ameren Energy Marketing
- Charter Media St. Charles
- St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Hospital
- Riggs Construction & Design
- Royal Canin