When we launched the ScriptPro Community Connection program, our steering committee understood the importance of identifying causes and specific charities that mattered most to ScriptPro employees. A survey was sent to all employees and, by far, the most popular cause was working with animals. Based on past ScriptPro volunteer events, it was no surprise how passionate our employees are about pets. We knew whatever event we planned with animals, we would have to knock it out of the park.
Kansas City has so many incredible animal shelters across the metro and identifying one that would be able to handle the quantity of volunteers we had would be no easy feat. In the end, we were able to partner with THREE amazing local animal shelters.
- Kansas City Pet Project is a non-profit charitable organization operating the Kansas City, Missouri Animal Shelter. They care for over 10,000 animals a year and work collaboratively with Animal Control and other animal welfare organizations. All employees were invited to bring in donations from KC Pet Project’s wish list leading up to our Q3 event. Each donation earned the employee a certificate to post on our SP Pet Project Wall of Fame and employees were encouraged to bring in pictures of their own beloved pets. Eighty-three (83) ScriptPro employees volunteered across four shifts on two days in September, completing as many projects and ongoing maintenance as we could. This included cleaning out kennels and play areas, countless loads of laundry and dishes, preparing surgical kits, scrubbing floors, landscaping, and so much more! During our second day of volunteering, KC Pet Project was at capacity and all full-time staff focused on placing pets into their forever homes. Being able to help support the staff and animals during this key time for them was very rewarding for all involved.
- Wayside Waifs is a charitable animal shelter whose purpose is to place adoptable companion animals in responsible homes. Volunteers from Wayside Waifs came by the ScriptPro campus during our Q3 kick-off event on July 26 and brought two darling and deserving pups for employees to play with. Their last-minute partnership with us at this event saved the day! #TeamScriptPro partnered with Wayside Waifs and joined them for their 28th annual Strutt with your Mutt walk/run on September 16. This is one of their largest fundraisers of the year and ScriptPro employees got to spend the morning “strutting” with some adorable pups.
- Unleashed Rescue is a licensed, non-profit animal shelter that works to save the lives of homeless pets and strives to improve the image of bully breeds in society. It is located just a few blocks from ScriptPro’s campus in Mission, KS. On August 30, ScriptPro Customer Care hosted a backyard BBQ. For a simple $5 donation to Unleashed, employees got to wear shorts to work.
Being able to help not just one, but multiple local, deserving charities made this quarter our best one yet! Stay tuned on social media for our Q4 Community Connection efforts.