Music Maker Workshops is now offering to accept donations to Ahwatukee’s business community efforts to restock the Lost our Home Pet Rescue Pantry.
The Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce, Ahwatukee Women in Business and more than 40 other Ahwatukee businesses – including Ahwatukee Foothills News – are running a month-long campaign to restock.
People can drop off their pet food, blankets, and toys at various locations via
October 1, although donors should call ahead to ensure arrangements are available to accept donations. More information at yestopets.org.
Founded in 2022 by a group of Ahwatukee businesses and pet owners, “Yes To Pets” aims to help pet shelters with pet food, toys, blankets, leashes , collars and any other usable items for Lost our Home Pet Rescue.
“We are so honored to have the Ahwatukee business community come together to support us,” said Jodi Polanski, executive director of Lost Our Home Pet Rescue. “Their goal is to collect enough food and supplies to fill our food bank shelves, as well as shelter pets looking for homes.”
Donations will be given to the Mountainside Martial Arts Dojo and all will be counted on September 30th.
On October 1, Rick Savagian, owner of Mountainside Martial Arts, will host a self-defense class for businesswomen who participated in fundraising at Mountainside Martial Arts, 3173 E. Chandler Blvd., Ahwatukee.
Women must register in advance
to participate. Call 480-759-4540 for details.
Lost our Home’s Pet Food Bank feeds approximately 1,000 pets a year. Families can get help through the Pet Food Bank by applying at lostourhome.org/get-help/pet-food-bank-program.
Lost Our Home was founded in 2008 in response to the thousands of pets in need due to the economic downturn in general and the Phoenix area foreclosure crisis in particular.
It is the only shelter in Maricopa County dedicated to rescuing pets abandoned or at risk of homelessness due to the crises in the lives of pet parents: eviction, domestic violence, job loss, and illness.
Lost Our Home also has a partnership with the Sojourner Domestic Violence Center to operate a pet shelter on its campus to provide trained daily care of pets so women fleeing domestic violence can have their pet with them.
To learn more about Lost Our Home Pet Rescue, visit LostOurHome.org or call 602-445-7387.
Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:
Music Maker Workshops,
3233 E. Chandler Boulevard,
Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce,
1345 E. Chandler Blvd.,
Mountainside Martial Arts
3173 E. Chandler Boulevard,
4142 E. Chandler Boulevard,
15215 S. 48th St.,
Ahwatukee Foothills News,
1900 W. Broadway Road, just west of Priest Road, Tempe.