Keeping Every Bowl Full
On Monday August 5th, the residents of The Westerly Apartments enjoyed the 6 students and their counselor who joined them in a “Mass Bagging” event for My Best Friend’s Bowl. The students and the residents weighed dog and cat food, packaged and labeled 640 pounds total. It was quite an undertaking and they accomplished the job in less than 2 hours and with little or no spillage!
We’d like to thank Sarah, the H20 counselor and the kids, who will be entering 6th grade this fall around Lakewood: Emily, Maddy, Esther, Joey, Kyle and Sean for helping us out with this project. They all said they would like to do it again and we’re sure the residents would love to have them again. Thanks to out to Jackie, Aileen, Brenda, Irene and Johnnie from the Westerly for helping out and for hosting us.
On Thursday, May 23rd, the students of LCA held a fundraiser for My Best Friend’s Bowl. The student council and their advisor Mr. Tabar came up with the idea of “Dress Like Your Favorite Animal Day” Students paid $2.00 to dress up for the day and raised $211.60 for us. This will help us purchase 1,000 pounds of dog or cat food and feed 100 dogs or 263 cats!
Mr. Tabar also took some photos of the students. We think they had a great time and we KNOW they did a great jobfor us. Thanks so much kids and Mr. Tabar! Click the photos for a larger view.
My Best Friend’s Bowl is so excited to announce we have received a $1600.00 grant from the ASPCA to purchase food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We will be taking a road trip soon. This will purchase 8000lbs of food and feed hundreds of pets in need.
Included in our grant are funds for the Waterloo Alley Cat Project in the Collinwood neighborhood on the east side. We were paired when we both applied for funding and it was recognized that we have a resource that could help them! The group feeds and tends to stray or feral cats, trapping them to have them neutered or spayed and releasing them. We will be picking up 2,000 of cat food to drop to them soon.
Thank you ASPCA, we are very thankful for your generosity and grateful that you recognize all our hard work that helps our community and beyond!Read More
Join us Tuesday April 9th at Jammy Buggars in Lakewood, 15625 Detroit Avenue. Just let your friendly server know you are there to support My Best Friend’s Bowl and 15% of your bill is given to us to keep the bowls full!
You can dine in or take it out or just have drinks and we will receive the donation. Painless! You get to have some wonderful food and we are able to continue giving the much needed food to pet owners! Jammy Buggars is a very generous supporter of charitable organizations in Lakewood. Invite your friends! Hope to see you there!
Visit Jammy Buggar’s website and take a look at their great menu.Read More
The final total is in from our Stuff the Subaru Soper Bowl Sunday food drive! Total dry dog food 1,480 lbs, dry cat 779 lbs, 100 cans of dog and 194 cans of cat food, 135 lbs of dog treats, 10 cat treats and 1,180 one gallon zip bags!!! 1,059 lbs of dry food more this year! This picture does not include the enormous amount of food stored in my basement along with the treats, cans and ziplocks. Visit our facebook page for more photos. We also receives loads of towels and blankets and some toys for our pals at The Rescue Inn. They are working harder than ever saving the dogs out there. Please check them out to adopt or donate. The kids from H2O did a great job unloading the food from our donors cars! Thank you so much to the wonderful people that came out to support both our organizations on a very cold Sunday, you’ve made a huge difference in many a pet owner in need, The Best Friend’s Bowl Team
We are pleased to announce that we have been accepted with the Lakewood Foundation and as such, are now a 501(c)(3)! My Best Friend’s Bowl is excited as we move into a new phase of our pet food bank.
The Lakewood Foundation will serve as our fiscal agent. Any monetary donation made through the Foundation for MBFB is tax deductable as allowed by law and food donations are eligible for the purchase price.
Donations may be made to us through the Foundation with pay pal CLICK HERE or by check by sending to 16024 Madison Avenue, Lakewood OH 44107. Checks should be made out to The Lakewood Foundation with My Best Friend’s Bowl on the memo line. If you would like to make a donation of dry dog or cat food, CLICK HERE for drop off locations.
All of us at My Best Friend’s Bowl are grateful to the Foundation for believing in our mission and our commitment to our city and “keeping every bowl full”.Read More