Fundraiser at local business to help Animal Advocates
Published 7:00 am Tuesday, January 26, 2016
About a year ago, Fatty’s Seafood Restaurant owners Pete and Erin Amadeo began hosting Giveback Nights at their business.
During the fundraising events, the Amadeos donate a portion of the sales to community organizations.
Next Wednesday, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., patrons of Fatty’s will be supporting the Animal Advocates of Pearl River County.
“We offer this to all non-profit organizations in the community,” Erin Amadeo said. “We’ve also partnered with high school groups. We prefer this method, rather than just cutting a check. That way, we develop a partnership. We have a love for all non-profits. My love is the philanthropic side. We try to take care of those who are contributing back to the community.”
Fatty’s Giveback Nights are available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday, she said. Amadeo estimates they have hosted at least one per week and have already hosted four in 2016.
“Non-profit groups are taken without question,” Erin Amadeo said. “Benefits are taken upon approval.”
Next Wednesday, 15 percent of sales will benefit Animal Advocates of Pearl River County, Amadeo said. Guests either need to present a flyer or mention the group’s names during the designated time frame.
Animal Advocates, which is independent of the PRC SPCA, relies completely on fundraisers, vice-president Lisa Cipriani said.
The group provides aid to animals in neglectful situations by providing medical care, foster care and eventually, a permanent home.
“If we find a stray animal with a medical condition or one that is not spayed or neutered, it becomes costly for the animal to be treated,” Cipriani said. “All money raised goes towards veterinary care for animals. A lot of local veterinarians do give us a discount, but things like heartworm treatments can become expensive. This fundraiser is important for what we do and finding animals a home.”
Flyers can be found at MeLinda’s Fine Gifts, located at 1 Sycamore Road, Picayune and Picayune Veterinary Clinic, located at 2507 Highway 43, Picayune. Flyers can also be printed from the Animal Advocates of Pearl River County’s Facebook page, Cipriani said.
Organizations interested in participating in Fatty’s Giveback Nights may contact Amadeo at 601-749-2722 and through email at email@example.com.