Community Services Project
FOOD FOR HOMELESS PEOPLE’S PETS
Thousands of organizations are seeking donations for the less fortunate. Think of the
companion pets of the homeless, they are as deprived as the people who care for them.
These pets provide comfort and companionship to the homeless. Rolling Acres Memorial
Gardens for Pets is seeking donations of pet food, toys, leashes, collars, blankets, and pet
You can help. Has your pet outgrown a collar or leash? Has his diet changed and you
have an open bag of pet food you won’t use? Or one your pet doesn’t like? Tape up the
open bag of pet food and bring it to Rolling Acres. Your donations will be distributed to the
homeless in the community.
In September 2001, Rolling Acres Memorial Gardens
for Pets started soliciting contributions for homeless
people's pets, either pet food or money for pet food.
This was after it came to Nancy Piper's attention that
many homeless people also have pets. Some of their
concerns are food for their pets, veterinary care, and
the afterlife care of their pets - the same as ours! We
will also take blankets, towels, or clothing to them
along with the pet food. If you have anything to
donate, just bring it to us, and we'll deliver it for you.
In 2016, with the generous and overwhelming
assistance of the community, Rolling Acres Memorial
Gardens for Pets provided 2,402 pounds of dry pet
food, 796 cans of canned pet food, cat and dog treats,
as well as pet beds, pet carriers, toys, collars, leashes, pet brushes, and combs to
Homeless People’s Pets. The need for this support has been increasing in recent
months. Rolling Acres thanks the public for their help in this year-round project. Uplift
Organization is the primary benefactor of the pet food and supplies. We also supply the
Red Cross with pet food.
SAVE CANS TO HELP HOMELESS PETS
One of our very beneficial community service projects is saving aluminum beverage cans
to recycle by selling them to help raise money for our local animal rescue groups. We
admire the rescue groups for all they do for the animals. It takes a lot of dedication and
passion to do what they do. This is one way we can help them monetarily.
Please bring your clean aluminum drink cans only (no pet food or metal cans) to us. We
will take them to recycle and donate the money to a different rescue group in turn. It
doesn't matter how many you bring - even one will do - they all add up to help! We also
have a Donation Jar for the current rescue group in our lobby.
Rolling Acres raised $5,090.00 from the sale of cans from Memorial Day 2007 through
December 2016, with the help of our friends, families, and clients. This money was
donated to No More Homeless Pets KC (now Great Plains SPCA), Friends of the
Parkville Animal Shelter, Chain of Hope, Kitty Cat Connection, Excelsior Springs Friends
of Animals, and HELP Humane.
People are constantly bringing us cans, even leaving bags of cans outside our front door
when we're closed! We love it!
Thanks for helping us help people help pets.