There are many local community-minded businesses and Aussie Pooch Mobile is no exception.
The Aussie Pooch Mobile philosophy of ‘We Care’ not only relates to cleaning and caring for dogs, it is strongly tied to caring and helping the community, with APM operators throwing themselves relentlessly into many events to help raise money for charity.
With a long-standing affiliation with the RSPCA, Aussie Pooch mobile dog groomers in all states participated in this year’s RSPCA Million Paws Walk, which was held on Sunday May 18.
The annual event is run by the RSPCA to raise much needed funds to help create awareness, educate the community, prevent acts of cruelty to animals and to protect all creatures great and small.
Aussie Pooch Mobile Dog Wash has been participating at the Million Paws Walk for over 18 years and in this time has raised in excess of $180,000 with our bath-a-thons.
This year we participated in over 22 locations across Australia, and raised just over $17,000! Once again a million and more thank you’s must go to all those who participate in this year’s event and to all our wonderful and caring franchisees that donated their time to support such a great cause.
Did you know there is many benefits of helping people in need and fundraising for a good cause? Here are our top 10 reasons.
#10: It’s good for you.
Volunteering provides physical and mental rewards. It reduces stress. Experts report that when you focus on someone other than yourself, it interrupts usual tension-producing patterns. Makes you healthier: Moods and emotions, like optimism, joy, and control over one’s fate, strengthen the immune system.
#9: It saves resources.
Volunteering provides valuable community services so more money can be spent on local improvements. The estimated value of a volunteer’s time is $15.39 per hour.
#8: Volunteers gain professional experience.
#7: It brings people together.
As a volunteer you assist in uniting people from diverse backgrounds to work toward a common goal, building camaraderie and teamwork.
#6: It promotes personal growth and self esteem.
Understanding community needs helps foster empathy and self-efficacy.
#5: Volunteering strengthens your community.
#4: You learn a lot.
#3: You get a chance to give back.
People like to support community resources that they use themselves or that benefit people they care about.
#2: Volunteering encourages civic responsibility.
Community service and volunteerism are an investment in our community and the people who live in it.
#1: You make a difference.
Every person counts!
Aussie Pooch has been fundraising for various charities since our inception in 1991 and we are proud to have made a difference in our world.
Everyone should be very proud of what they achieved on Sunday for RSPCA and of themselves for not just this day but all the times they help others.