Promotional Professionals Paid It Forward
The online UP e-Store allows new pet owners, community supporters and sponsors to buy merchandise for themselves or friends and family. Products featured include SPCA merchandise such as hoodies and hats decorated with the tag line “Rescued Is My Favourite Breed” along with grocery tote bags with the message “My bag helped save animals, what did yours do?” All proceeds help provide required care for the animals in the shelter until a loving new home is found.
San Diego, California-based AddVenture Products decided to Pay It Forward by offering its creative capabilities to enhance the community through painting murals and decorating the exterior of Fletcher Elementary School. Alan Davis, AddVenture president, along with his wife Lee Anne and their children Isabella and Julian, were joined by Kathleen Milbier, preferred account executive, and Angela Bankston, marketing, for the day of artistic endeavors.
“It’s empowering to get involved in a project like this that can have such a positive impact on the students, their families and the faculty,” said Lee Ann Davis. “We all had a super time painting and helping improve the outer ambiance of the school. What a great day.”
The event’s Facebook page has received numerous posts from fans. Rhonda Reedy, CAS, of Powell, Ohio-based AIA/Barefoot Promotions, posted she was “Donating all the ‘sample’ coats to the homeless shelter and also helping out with food for the local food pantry.” Ruth Verver, partner at Austin, Texas-based Paperclip Promotions, said she collected food and sample items for Meals on Wheels. And Danny Rosin, president of Morrisville, North Carolina-based Brand Fuel Promotions, posted, “Heading to Duke Hospital with the family to spend some time with a child we know who sadly has Hurler’s Syndrome and bringing gifts and smiles. My kids are also (willingly) donating all of their Halloween candy to The Homeless Shelter kids in Raleigh, North Carolina this afternoon.”