A New York pizza shop is giving their customers an especially adorable treat to go with their munchies while helping out a community organization at the same time.
It’s an idea that came when Mary Alloy began volunteering with the Niagara Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). Kimberly LaRussa, an SPCA event coordinator, and Mary were tryng to come up with ways to help more shelter animals find their forever homes.
The trouble was how to get the information about these cuddly critters to more people? So Mary, who owns the Just Pizza & Wing Co. franchise in Amherst, New York, with three of her children, began attaching flyers of adoptable dogs to the shops pizza boxes.
“Kimberly texted me one night and was like, ‘Hey, what would you think about putting pictures of the dogs on pizza boxes?’ and I just couldn’t wait,” Alloy said. “We are all animal lovers here, so I got permission from the franchise to do it and immediately got to work.”
The idea was put into practice on Friday, and a day later one of the dogs at the shelter had been adopted. The best part? Anyone who adopts a dog featured on a pizza box flyer will receive a $50 gift certificate to the pizza shop. Don’t fret about them losing out though, they’re already seeing more business since the practice began.
It’s a cute and clever idea and it is your Good News Story of the Day! Read all about it here, but don’t miss that this is a continuation of community involvement from Mary Alloy, and that the idea is spreading. Helping out is never as small as you believe it to be. Do good and watch it grow!
Story and Image from CNN.