Foundations provide crucial grant funding to our programs and services.Businesses and sole proprietors that host fundraising events, donate a portion of their sales, or otherwise support our mission through philanthropy contribute to AWS’ success. All play an important role in providing for our community’s pets.
Grantors & Foundations
These two generous institutions recently provided funding for AWS programs.
Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution
Recently, Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution facilitated the purchase of new Behavior Training Equipment. Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution is a mutual savings bank supporting the people and communities of Maine. Dedicated to the people they serve, the institution has contributed over $3.6 million dollars to Maine communities over the last decade, strengthening our organizations, families and businesses.
PetSmart Charities has again, partnered with AWS to continue our PAWS Across America program. PetSmart Charities works to find lifelong, loving homes for every pet. They work closely with shelters and rescues nation wide to address pet homelessness through funding initiatives that directly tackle this issue.
Many local businesses organize fundraisers on AWS’ behalf. Here are a few going on right now or coming up soon.
Arundel Farm Gallery
From August 23 – Sept 3, local photographer Chris Becker will be presenting his one-of-a-kind dog photos in the Arundel Farm Gallery. The Gallery will also feature works from pet portrait artists Carol Santora, Kelly Jo Shows and Jim Williams of Mainely Lab Studios. A portion of proceeds benefit AWS.
Junebug’s Beach House
With store in Ogunquit and Kennebunkport, Junebug’s Beach House sells home decor, jewelry and pet novelties with a nautical theme. Each summer, they launch Love Four Paws, a fundraiser where they offer a special item for sale with 100% of proceeds benefitting local rescues and shelters, including AWS.
Maine Foodie Tours
Throughout the summer and fall, Maine Foodie Tours operates culinary expeditions in Kennebunkport. Proceeds from their very special Doggy and Me Tour benefit AWS!