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Go Green for Veterans and Semper K9

Donate clothing and household goods through November 30th

Manassas, Virginia- Buster HorizontalCommunity members are invited to donate gently-used clothing and household items at the Semper K9 Assistance Dogs first annual Donation Drive, to be held November 16th-30th at their facility on Van Doren Rd in Manassas.

The drive’s goal is to raise $5,000 in funds to support of their program. The funds will allow them to rescue more dogs from shelters and train them to be service dogs for wounded service members. Acceptable donations include clothing, shoes, accessories, linens, books, and small household items (no furniture).

“I am so thankful to Savers for reaching out to us about this opportunity. Not only do we live a thrifty lifestyle, but I was surprised to learn about everything Savers does to help our community.” said Amanda Causey Baity, Director of Operations. Savers throughout Virginia donate proceeds from their stores to Vietnam Veterans of America.

All goods collected through the Donation Drive fundraiser program are sold to Savers, the parent company to great thrift stores like Value Village, Unique, and Savers. They pay Semper K9 by the pound for every qualifying donation received. In turn, these items help keep their floors freshly stocked. To schedule a drop off/pick up or if your business would like to become a drop off location for this fundraising event email [email protected].

 

Semper K9 Assistance Dogs is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides assistance dogs for wounded, critically-ill and injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Christopher Baity, Semper K9’s Executive Director is an OEF/OIF combat veteran Marine Corps dog trainer and kennel master with three combat deployments, one civilian deployment and two additional overseas deployments. Currently a Certified Dog Trainer (CDT), evaluator and service dog instructor, Baity is proficient in animal behavior, obedience and training, and kennel management. You can find out more information about Semper K9 at www.SemperK9.org.

 

Savers, Inc. is a privately held global thrift retailer. Through its unique business model of purchasing, reselling and recycling secondhand merchandise, the Savers family of thrift stores benefits more than 150 nonprofit organizations, gives local consumers a smart way to shop, and saves more than 600 million pounds of quality used goods from landfills each year. For more information, please visit www.savers.com.

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