We were once again thrilled to be invited by The Preston and Steve Show to participate in WMMR’s Camp Out For Hunger! The week long event was held at Xfinity Live in Philadelphia and as in years past, our supporters and fans didn’t let us down!
It’s such an honor to be involved in this huge event which allows us to stock the food pantry at the city’s intake shelter. Without the donations we receive through Camp Out For Hunger, we would not be able to support our rescue partners or help feed the pets of the city’s neediest residents. The donations we receive allow us to help families who might not otherwise be able to keep their pets fed and help to lower surrender rates due to the costs associated with having pets.
This year, thanks to our fans and supporters, donations increased tremendously at our off-site drop-off locations and thanks to Pet Valu and Pet360, we literally saw food come in by the truckload! We couldn’t do this without the support of each and every one of you and are especially grateful for our corporate partners.
Thank you so much to everyone at The Preston and Steve Show for having us. We look forward to Camp Out For Hunger every year and seeing so many people come out and support Philly’s homeless pets. We value your support of our mission more than you could ever know!
For the 4th year Philadoptables has been part of the 6abc Dunkin Donuts Thanksgiving Parade. We believe in helping the community as much as we can, the homeless animals in the Animal Care and Control shelter are our focus, but we also want to be a part of the City of Philadelphia, and this is our way of giving back. There’s nothing exciting about getting up early in the morning, whether it’s to help blow up the balloons, or whether it’s to arrive a little bit later and line up to walk in the parade as a balloon handler. What is exciting, is to see the looks on the kids faces as they see the big balloons, they are filled with excitement. It’s so much fun to see them as they wait for the big man in the red suit to arrive. We hear “spin it, spin it” all along the route. Our founder and president, Michelle was featured on the parade commercials leading up to the parade and we were all asked, was that Michelle on TV, many times! Three members of our board walked in the parade, Michelle, John and Marta.
This year we were supposed to handle Clifford, the big red dog balloon, however, the weather had other plans for us and due to high winds, the big balloons were grounded. Our team of wonderful volunteers were split up between three of the smaller balloons in the parade. Two of them are pictured here, we handled the red train, a snowflake and Mr. Potato head. We had a great time nonetheless, and we hope that we get to walk with Clifford next year. Want to join us? Volunteer@philadoptables.org