Quixote Quest Raises Awareness, Funds for Animal Adoption Organization

Teen volunteer program holds rally in honor of rescued dog
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
MARLTON,NJ- On Sunday, May 20th Center For Family Services teen volunteer program, Quixote Quest, held “A Rally for Checkers”, a puppy mill awareness and adoption education event at The Promenade at Sagemore. The interactive event also raised support for animals who have endured abuse and celebrated animal adoption and foster care.  
Over 25 Quixote Quest teens participated in Sunday’s event; holding two rallies, selling awareness wrist bands, and playing games with visitors. The volunteer group raised over $600 and encouraged eight community members to start the pet adoption process. All funds raised were donated directly to All You Need is Love, New Life, and Bichon Rescue; puppy mill awareness and adoption/foster care education organizations. 
The Quixote Quest program matches teen volunteers with community service activities. High school students receive guidance and support to positively impact their community through a commitment to volunteerism and philanthropy. Their participation with “A Rally for Checkers” is just one of many causes they supported this year. “The event provides us with a great opportunity to share information about what happens to animals in puppy mills.  We are asking everyone to learn about this issue and to adopt…don’t shop,” states Quixote Quest volunteer Nicole Casl.
Named in honor of Checkers, a Schnauzer rescued from a puppy mill last October, the Rally celebrated the work of all the rescue organizations that saves the lives of dogs that have been mistreated, abandoned, neglected or victims of the puppy mill system. The Rally also honored dog lovers everywhere who offer their own homes for foster care until these needy animals find their forever home.   
For more information about Center For Family Services or how to get involved in the Quixote Quest program please visit www.centersffs.org.