Employees of SIS Bank recently presented a donation of over $1,000 to the staff at the Kennebunk Animal Welfare Society. Pictured left to right is (front) AWS Behavior & Training Admin Manager, Roberta Guertin and Miles; (Back) SIS South Sanford & Springvale Market Manager, Cassie Mosher; Main Office Receptionist, Crystal Callahan; AWS Director of Development, Kerrie Leclair; SIS Wells Market Manager, Amanda Fitzgerald; Main Office Market Manager, Dee Richard and Maggie; AWS Development Associate, Courtney Holub; and Executive Director, Abigail Smith.
While most hear “cache” and think about clearing their computer history, we associate the term with our loveable dog blog character that publishes articles to the SIS website (click here to read some of Cache’s latest fun and informative tech-focused blogs). And now, the Animal Welfare Society will also think of “cash” when they talk about “Cache.” We are thrilled to announce our recent surprise donation of $1,013 to AWS, raised from sales of our ‘Cache the Dog’ stuffed animal.
Each month, Cache the Dog writes his review of new technology, gadgets or apps, and the blog is published to SIS’ website. As part of the promotional launch last year for Cache, SIS had stuffed animals created to look like the husky-inspired, technology-loving character. These were distributed to their branches and offered for sale with all of the proceeds designated to go to AWS.
Animal Welfare Society is a No Kill humane society serving all of York County. In addition to animal adoption, the shelter offers multiple community programs, such as Pets and Women to Safety, Paws Across America, Humane Education, behavior and training classes and an in-house veterinary clinic. Donations to the shelter go toward providing these services and fulfilling the mission of AWS.
“We are thrilled with the support of our customers and branch staff for our Cache the Dog fundraiser to benefit the Animal Welfare Society,” says SIS Bank Senior Vice President Brenda Keene. “Not only did everyone get to bring home a replica of our fun-loving husky mascot, but they were thrilled their money was going to help this worthy organization that cares for so many beautiful animals.”
“This donation comes at a great time,” says AWS Director of Development, Kerrie Leclair. “We are low on dog toys and will spend the donation replenishing our supplies for our residents.”
This is also not the first time that Cache has supported AWS in conjunction with SIS Bank. In lieu of providing a prize to the winner who submitted the technology-financial pun moniker last year, SIS Bank donated $500 to the animal-friendly charity to celebrate the ‘pawsitively pawsome’ new name.
For more information on Animal Welfare Society, visit http://animalwelfaresociety.org.