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For the Love of Cats has received donations from Conditioned Air of Naples, MIFA and will be once again be a Winn Dixie community bag.

Thee Winn Dixie Community Bag Program, which launched in February 2019, is a reusable bag program that facilitates community support with the goal to make a difference in the communities where shoppers live and work.

For the Love of Cats was selected as the October beneficiary of the program by store leadership at the Winn Dixie store located at 625 N. Collier Blvd, Marco Island.

For the Love of Cats will receive a $1 donation every time the $2.50 reusable community bag is purchased at this location during October.

“We are ready to pounce on this wonderful opportunity offered by Winn Dixie. We were the beneficiary of their program earlier this year and the community support was just amazing! Let’s do it again because there are lots of cats throughout the county that need your help,” said Jan Rich, executive director of For the Love of Cats.

Cats also received a donation of $150 from Conditioned Air of Naples through their partnership with Outreach Community Treats.

Outreach Community Treats is an organization with one purpose in mind, sustainable giving to local organizations that benefit kids, animals and the environment. They partner with local businesses at corporate events, etc. with proceeds benefitting the hosting company’s charity of choice.

“We were so excited to get a call from Michael at Outreach Community Treats that Conditioned Air had chosen us for their generous donation. We could not be more grateful to both organizations!” said Jan Rich, Founder.

The Marco Island Foundation for the Arts (MIFA) also gave a donation to For The Love Of Cats. MIFA President Karen Swanker along with MIFA Treasurer Carolyn Burger met with Jan Rich who talked about the organizations senior cat program.

“We look to find homes for older cats that may have lost their senior owners. Senior cats are close to our hearts. We offer a turn-key care kit.” It provides the new cat owners with not just a cat, but all the extra care items needed to give kitty a happy and healthy new home. That would include toys, litter boxes, food as well as making sure the cat is up to date on shots and is spay or neutered.

The donation originated from a request from Sue St. Haire who created the bases for the floral centerpieces at MIFA’s scholarship luncheon. Sue would not accept payment for her creations but asked that a donation be given to her favorite island charity. Sue refers to her creations as “Repurposed for a Purpose” art. Scouring yard sale, thrift stores and taking donations, Sue mixes, matches, stacks and glues together dishes, plates, pitchers and glasses to create both unique garden art and centerpieces.

For the Love of Cats is a 501(c)3 non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to saving the lives of cats and kittens in need in the community since 2002.

For more information, email jan@fortheloveofcatsfl.com. All donations benefit cats and kittens in need in our community and help low income families in need through our programs that offer low cost spay/neuter, emergency and wellness veterinary care, TNR (trap, neuter, return) for feral and community cats and paid adoption fee and complete care package for any senior cat adopted to seniors throughout Collier County.

For more information on the Community Bag Program, visit seg.bags4mycause.com.

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