Fueling Futures: Retrieving Freedom Giving Tuesday Service Dog Food Drive for Veterans and Autism Support

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The Cornerstone of Service Dog Excellence: Nutrition

At Retrieving Freedom, Inc., we understand the importance of superior nutrition in the developmental stages of our Service Dogs' training. This Giving Tuesday, we present to our community a call to action —the opportunity to contribute to our dog food drive, a campaign imperative to the cultivation of our Service Dogs. By gifting donations of Purina Pro Plan dog food, a standard-bearer for nutritional excellence, you will be providing our canine trainees with the robust dietary foundation they need to evolve into life-changing heroes in the lives of Veterans with disabilities and children with autism.

The Economic Impact of Nutritional Support

It is a little-known fact that our combined facilities' (Sedalia, MO & Waverly, IA) daily consumption of dog food amounts to a remarkable 136 cups! This volume of quality food is a considerable financial undertaking. However, through community-led initiatives like our dog food drive, we can significantly offset these costs. The funds conserved from these donations directly correlate to the enhancement of our services. Every dollar saved on dog food is a dollar that can be reallocated to advancing our mission: to provide these highly trained Service Dogs to our clients at no cost.

Reducing the expenses associated with our Service Dogs' nutrition allows us to strategically redirect financial resources. These reallocated funds can support the expansion of our in-house breeding program and apprentice training program—both crucial steps toward self-sufficiency and enhancing the quality of Service Dogs we offer.

Your Role in Fostering Financial Sustainability

Participate in our Giving Tuesday Dog Food Drive at the following locations within Sedalia, Missouri:

  • Pruitt Insurance: 622 S Ohio Ave, Monday to Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM
  • Family Center Farm & Home: 1400 S Limit, Monday to Saturday, 8 AM - 8 PM, Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM
  • Liberty Center: 111 West 5th St, Tuesday to Friday, 1 PM - 5 PM
  • Central Bank: 301 W Broadway Blvd, Monday to Thursday, 8:30 AM - 4 PM, and Friday until 6 PM

Participate in our Giving Tuesday Dog Food Drive at the following locations within Waverly, IA:

  • RETRIEVING FREEDOM: 1152 230th St Waverly, IA | Mon-Fri 8-5PM
  • WAVERLY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: 118 E Bremer Ave Waverly, IA | Mon-Fri 9-4:30 PM
  • NORBY'S FARM FLEET: 1901 4th St SW Waverly, IA | Mon-Fri 7:30-6 PM, Sat 7:30AM-5PM, Sun 10-4 PM

For those who may not be in the vicinity or prefer the convenience of online support, a scan of the QR code on our flyer below provides swift access to our Amazon Wishlist, allowing for remote contributions. See our Amazon Wishlist Here. 

The Ripple Effect of Your Generosity

Your engagement in this initiative extends far beyond the act of donating dog food. It is an investment in the fiscal health of our organization, enabling us to fortify the infrastructure that provides life-changing Service Dogs to those in need, without a financial burden to our clients. By ensuring the nutrition of our Service Dogs is accounted for through community support, you are helping us lay the groundwork for a future where our services can expand and thrive.

We ask you to share this message, to become ambassadors of our noble cause. Through your support and advocacy, you champion the progression of Retrieving Freedom, Inc. in its commitment to service and excellence.

Your contribution is more than a meal—it is a commitment to the enduring success of our mission.