During one weekend in August, Strack & Van Til store locations went to the dogs (and cats, bunnies, and wildlife). Donations made at 23 of the company’s store locations—including Ultra Foods and Town & Country stores—throughout the Chicagoland region benefited local animal organizations August 19 through 21.
Overall, $22,238 and more than $20,000 in merchandise was donated across all locations for animal non-profits. Each store displayed pre-filled bags containing much-needed supplies for the animal organizations that customers could purchase and donate to the designated non-profit for that location.
Representatives from each benefiting organization were on site at most locations to collect the donations and share information about their services. Some groups brought adoptable animals and 38 pets were able to find homes during the weekend.
Participating animal groups included ABRA, Alsip to the Rescue, American Greyhound, CPR Fund K9 Rescue, Dogahowlicks Rescue, Happy Tails Rescue, Humane Society Calumet Area, I Wanna Go Home Rescue, Lakeshore PAWS, Moraine Ridge Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Naperville Area Humane Society, Open Arms Rescue, River Valley Animal Rescue, South Suburban Humane Society, Treasured Friends Rescue and Will County Humane Society.
About Humane Society Calumet Area
Founded by concerned citizen Miss Evelyn Sweitzer in 1941, Humane Society Calumet Area aims to lead the community in the humane treatment of animals by providing vital community services. In 2015, 1,352 homeless animals found homes through HSCA and 124 lost animals were reunited with their families. Additional HSCA services include spay and neuter surgeries for families with financial hardship at Estelle Marcus Animal Clinic, a humane education team that teaches local children about pet safety and compassion, and rehabilitation for wildlife at Moraine Ridge Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.
About Strack and Van Til.
Founded in 1960 Strack & Van Til is a grocery retailer focused on providing high-quality products in a unique and inviting atmosphere with a high level of customer service. The company currently operates 37 stores Illinois and Indiana under the banner names Strack and Van Til, Ultra Foods and Town & Country Market. Strack and Van Til is an equal opportunity employer.
For more information about Strack and Van Til, please contact Chris Bengtson, Vice President of Public Relations at 219-237-5027 or by email at BengtsonC@s-vt.com