Employees from Coffee Cup Fuel Stop and the Heinz Corporation presented Heartland Humane Society with a $6,981 check on Monday, April 22, naming them the shelter’s 2013 corporate sponsor.
“Coffee Cup and the Heinz family have long been supporters of Heartland Humane Society,” said Kerry Schmidt, Heartland Humane Society executive director. “As the shelter continues to grow we need larger donations to continue serving needy animals. One goal for this year was to establish a Corporate Sponsor and I feel we’ve found a great fit with Coffee Cup and the Heinz Corporation.”
Three quarters of the funds are donated tips from the team employees in Caribou Coffee, Subway and Pizza Hut. Upon opening the new facilities in Coffee Cup in October 2011, the employees made the decision to save tips and donate them to a local charity.
The remainder of the gift is from Heinz Corporations.
Ericka Schapekahm, Coffee Cup director of human resources and special projects, said Heartland Humane Society was a perfect match for the gift.
“This is a large donation for a small shelter like Heartland and our staff felt it was important to reach out to a local group structuring itself to grow and serve its community,” Schapekahm said. “In addition, the Heinz family and our employees are big animal supporters and selecting Heartland as the recipient felt like a perfect match.”
The corporation sponsorship will allow the shelter to promote animals awaiting adoption at new events in 2013. The shelter predicts over 325 animals will enter the facility this year.
For more information, visit www.heartlandhumanesociety.net.