Hello, friends and neighbors!
I’m collecting pet food for Interfaith Ministries for Greater
Houston’s aniMeals program with my [ORGANIZATION NAME]. I
hope you can help by donating any dog or cat food (either wet or dry) for my
project! Please leave any donation on your porch by [ DATE ] at [
TIME ], and I will come by to collect. Thank you so much!
Here’s a little background about IMGH and aniMeals, in case you
IM's "brings people of diverse faith/cultural traditions and
backgrounds together for dialogue, collaboration, and service, as a
demonstration of our shared beliefs." IM has four main programs:
Meals on Wheels, which serves over 4,200 seniors daily in the greater Houston
area; Refugee Services, which works with the state department to resettle
between 500-600 refugees from war-torn countries annually; Interfaith
Relations, which provides opportunities thru varied social programming for
people to come together to dialogue and form connections among diverse faith
traditions; and the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Response, which serves
as a centralized switchboard to coordinate efforts between houses of worship and
governmental agencies during times of disaster or crisis (hurricanes, for
aniMeals is a program within Meals on Wheels. A few years
ago, IM’s drivers noticed that many seniors felt compelled to share their Meals
on Wheels with their pets – forcing them to sacrifice their own limited food
and resources, sometimes at the cost of their own nutrition. In many
cases, seniors are lonely – and their pets are the only companions they
have. So, to address this concern, the aniMeals program was born.
The program is available only to seniors already on the Meals on Wheels
program, and provides cat and dog food on a monthly basis. It is an
immensely popular program and is 100% volunteer driven and led – everything
from food donations to deliveries is done by volunteers. And since IM
serves around 1,100 pets every month – well, that’s a lot of kibble (which is
why we need YOU!).
You can learn more here:
Thanks again for any pet food donations you can provide!
Don’t forget to leave your donations on your porch on [ DATE ] at [ TIME
___________________________________ (Your name)