Benefitting theColorado Pet Pantry, Usaj Realty andUMB bankteamed up to donate hundreds of cans, bags and containers of pet food at a recent fundraising event. Additionally, Kriser’s Natural Pet at 1910 Chestnut contributed dozens of bags of food to the effort.
On a beautiful summer evening, people enjoyed great camaraderie on UMB’s third floor terrace and helped out the pet food bank that temporarily feeds and cares for Colorado pets, enabling families to get finances in order while keeping family pets out of shelters and in their homes. This year, Colorado Pet Pantry is expecting to feed over 16,000 pets.
Big thanks to all those who came out!
The Colorado Pet Pantry is partnering with local food banks to leverage clients that are already vetted (reducing administrative work) and participating in human food bank services. Because the Colorado Pet Pantry will supplement human food banks with pet food, these food banks will have more confidence that their food and donor dollars are assisting people in need.
“We were very excited at UMB to participate in the Colorado Pet Pantry event with Usaj Realty,” said UMB LoDo Branch Manager/Vice President, Erika Miller. “We love our fur babies and the cause was easy to support. Thank you also to the LoDo District and LoDoNA members who donated and came out to the event!”
Erika Miller and her team at UMB Bank
UMB bank is a strong advocate of volunteerism, and allows its employees volunteer days each year to give back to the community.
Many pet stores in the Denver area have convenient drop-off bins for food that is donated to the Colorado Pet Pantry. You can help out the organization by donating food at these locations in the city of Denver.
- BARK! Doggie Daycare + Hotel + Spa, 425 Lincoln St
- Belcaro Animal Hospital, 5023 Leetsdale Drive
- Canine Fitness and Fun Center, 5390 E. Evans Ave
- Ciji’s Natural Pet Supplies, 2260 Kearney St
- Dog-Topia, 341 S. Lincoln St
- Lil’ Angel Pet Boutique, 1014 S. Gaylord St
- Pet Station, 2300 S. Colorado Blvd
- Quality Paws, 46 Broadway
- Simpawtico, 4500 W. 38th Ave
- U Lucky Dog Daycare, 4040 Fox St
- Urban Vet, 2815 N. Clay St
- Whole Cat & Dogs Too, 1562 S. Pearl St.
In addition, Colorado Pet Pantry has many otherdrop-off locations outside of Denver, and many volunteer opportunities. Check their website for more information.
Jenny Usaj with friends attending the event
“The Colorado Pet Pantry is an amazing organization and we were so proud to partner with them for this food drive,” said Jenny Usaj, managing broker at Usaj Realty. “Additionally we were able to have a co-partner with Kriser’s Natural Pet in LoDo. They were beyond generous with donations and helping support the cause in their store. Thank you to all who participated and attended. At Usaj Realty and UMB, everyone loves helping out four-legged friends.”
Ernie Altvater, pictured above, is a volunteer for the Colorado Pet Pantry and came by the Usaj office to graciously pick up all the donations – huge thanks to him and his heavy-lifting skills. His car was packed to the gills!
Established in 2011, Usaj Realty is a boutique real estate company that is active incommunity outreachin Denver, and routinely has fundraisers for a variety of non-profit agencies includingHabitat for Humanity, a nonprofit organization that brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
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