Local Businesses Support Local Animal Shelters
Make Yourself Necessary.com’s National Pet Month Campaign in Lexington, Kentucky brings together local business in support of local animal shelters. The campaign is the latest offering from Make Yourself Necessary, an Internet-based start-up company that seeks to bring volunteers together with volunteer opportunities nationwide, with the click of a mouse.
Benefitting shelters include: Clark County Humane Society, Humane Society A.L.L. of Madison County, Jessamine Humane Society, Lexington-Fayette Humane Society, P.A.W.S. (Bourbon County), Scott County Humane Society and the Woodford Humane Society.
Participating local businesses will donate 10% of their sales to area animal shelters through Make Yourself Necessary (MYN). Shoppers can print the coupon at www.makeyourselfnecessary.com or present the electronic version on their smart phone at the point of sale. According to Steve Baron, owner of CD Central, “This is a win-win because the businesses want to do something for the shelters and so do our customers.”
The May 19th event is held in cooperation with Local First Lexington and area businesses. Jeni McDaniel, social media director for Make Yourself Necessary says, “ The list of participating businesses is growing every day. Check the MYN Facebook page, our website at www.makeyourselfnecessary.com and in your favorite local stores to see who is participating on May 19th. Then print a handful of coupons and go shopping.”
Participating businesses to date include:
John’s Run Walk Shop
The Black Market
Worlds Apart Chevy Chase
Worlds Apart Lexington Green
Morris Book Shop
Make Yourself Necessary, in conjunction with Whole Foods and local animal shelters will be hosting an event at Whole Foods from 1pm until 4pm. There will be giveaways in return for donations and area shelters will staff tables for volunteers and to present adoption opportunities. We may even have some furry guests! Come to Whole Foods on May 20th from 1pm-4pm to visit and volunteer.
ABOUT MAKE YOURSELF NECESSARY
Make Yourself Necessary (MYN) is a Lexington start-up company dedicated to creating opportunities for people and organizations to make themselves necessary to their communities. MYN provides a free internet-based volunteer connection service to help raise awareness and volunteers for organizations nationwide, as well as a store where a percentage of the sale of apparel and other merchandise goes to designated non-profit organizations. At the moment, MYN is reaching out to animal shelters and pet-related causes nationwide. You can find opportunities in your area at www.makeyourselfnecessary.com. Simply type in your city and state and opportunities will pop up.
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