AHS'S CHARITABLE GIVING, 2020
FOOD FOR DAYS
Last year we started collecting items for the Food for Days program. Food for Days provides backpacks for kids who don't get proper food, or any food at all, on the weekends. These items are easy for the kids to eat and require no cooking except, perhaps, microwaving. As a results kids can have full bellies to go back to school on. Empty bellies don't help children learn. They can't concentrate on school work if their bellies are hungry. Please help us collect these items throughout 2020. Most are inexpensive, and, even if you can only purchase one box, you'll be helping local children. Some of these may be purchased in cases, and of course, we love that, too! Big or small, your donations are really appreciate. By us at Animal Hospital of Statesville, and by the children who will benefit from your generosity. Here is the month-to-month list of food items we will be collecting in our lobby: January: Chewy Granola Bars (no nuts), February: Pudding Cups, March: Juice Boxes or Pouches, April: Beans and Franks (8-oz.), May: Ravioli (flip top cans, please), June: Oatmeal (variety pack), July: Crackers (variety pack), August: Ramen Noodles, September: Pop Tarts, October: Complete Meals, November: Fruit & Applesauce Cups, December: Vienna Sausages
As always, the support of our clients and community has been fantastic. We continue to strive to make our community a better place to live, and with your help, we are making great strides toward that goal! Thank you!
FEATURED ARTIST: DAISIES and DANDELIONS
Our featured artist for the next two months is Rhonda Lowthorp. Her shop name is Daisies and Dandelions. Rhonda is a married mom of three and a Nana of one (fabulous!). She has been crafting for over 30 years, making many different things. She began making wedding lanterns for her Etsy shop in 2013 and from there, branched out into signs and other decor items. She made her first pallet sign several years ago - the "It is well with my soul" sign - and it was very well received, so she began making more signs. Christmas decor, farmhouse, home decor and measuring charts have also been a hit! Until this year, Rhonda had never used social media, but she decided to open her shop after her friends encouraged her to do so. It has been a whirlwind ever since. Rhonda says the Lord has greatly blessed them, and each year she has added more craft shows and shops to sell the things she makes. She says it is a wonderful thing the Animal Hospital of Statesville does to help local crafters display their work and get a wider audience, and she is grateful.
Rhonda says "I hope you like the things that are displayed, and if you see something you like but want it worded differently, or would like a custom sign, just message me at 704-929-1483 or on Facebook and I can deliver it to the hospital for pick up until the end of February. Please "like" and share my Daisies and Dandelions page on Facebook! Thanks!"
Come see her very-popular-with-our-staff display and take something home with you! Rhonda will be displaying through the month of February.
READERS' CHOICE AWARDS
Thank you Statesville! The Record & Landmark's Readers' Choice Awards have honored us with the Best Hospital and the Best Kennel for many years! We really work hard to earn your trust, your business and your loyalty, and know that none of this would be possible without great clients like you! Thank you so much for this honor. We are truly thankful, and feel very blessed!