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Spring has sprung and once again Auto/Mate employees are springing into action! On St. Patrick’s Day, dozens of employees wore green not just to celebrate, but for a good cause. For every employee who wore green, Auto/Mate donated $3 to the Tour de Cure.
Tour de Cure is a cycling event where riders of all levels join forces in the fight to Stop Diabetes®. Funds go towards diabetes research, education and advocacy in support of the American Diabetes Association.
Auto/Mate is sponsoring a team of employees who will ride with more than 2,500 cyclists in the June 5th Tour de Cure to be held in Saratoga Springs, NY. Our riders will be wearing a specially designed cycling jersey, and so far Auto/Mate has raised over $2,000 for this event. Go Team Auto/Mate!
Also this month, Auto/Mate is raising awareness about a pet charity called the Mr. Mo Project, and will be making a donation to this cause. The Mr. Mo Project is dedicated to saving senior dogs from shelters and owner surrenders. To date they have saved over 100 dogs. Their rescue group is unique in that the dogs are financially covered for life.
There are so many wonderful families willing to share their homes and love with these unwanted pets, but sometimes it is a financial hardship. The way the program is set up, these families do not have to worry about the cost of medical bills for their new pets. Right now the Mr. Mo Project needs help. Currently they need more donations in order to accept new dogs. They are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and run 100% off public donations.
On Monday, March 21st Auto/Mate held a bake sale with proceeds going towards the Mr. Mo Project donation. Several volunteers baked dozens of delicious goodies that were snapped up by fellow employees!
The Mr. Mo Project will hold a silent auction fundraising event from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm on THURSDAY, MARCH 24TH at Glennpeter Jewelers on Central Ave in Albany. Here is a link to the website for more information: http://www.mrmoproject.com/
We also want to congratulate our employees for their generosity during our February Pet Food Drive. Employees donated three moving-size boxes of pet food, treats, toys and supplies. The supplies were divided between the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society and the Animal Protective Foundation.
We received a nice thank you letter from the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society that read, in part “On 3/5/16 we received food, supplies and toys from the 3rd annual Auto/Mate Pet Food Drive…we could not accomplish any of our work without the support of generous donors like you.”