Introducting ARP at Water Street Coffee Joint
It’s September at Water Street! To us that means seeing the return of study sessions at our tables as students return, fall drinks making their debut again, and of course, our new food menu hitting the cafes. This year we are also excited to announce our second time partnering with Animal Rescue Project (ARP). It’s coffee to the rescue! For the entire month of September, you will find one pound specially labeled ARP bags of our West Coast Breakfast Blend on the shelves at all of our cafes. For each of these bags of coffee sold, Water Street will be donating $4.50 to the shelter to help fund the care and maintenance of all of the animals they rescue.
Who is Animal Rescue Project and what are they all about?
ARP is a local animal shelter that opened in October 2010 at 219 Peekstock Drive. After giving the building a face lift, improving drainage and ventilation, and installing all the equipment needed to care for their furry friends, the shelter started on a passionate journey to save homeless pets one at a time. ARP provides medical care and safe housing, as well as adoption services for potential owners all with only 50 experienced volunteers! Today that number has grown to over 150 volunteers and the entire organization is completely volunteer run and sustained by fundraising and donations.
With every pet that is rescued, ARP has a 4 Commitment Policy:
How can we help?
ARP has a number of ways you can help contribute:
We will also be providing FREE dog treats through our Portage Drive-Thru with any purchase all month long – so bring your pup by for a visit (tip: you can purchase your special ARP bagged coffee through the drive-thru as well).
Special ARP Label bags are also available for purchase on our website!
Want to find out what the animals are up to or what events are going on? Visit ARP’s Facebook for pictures, updates, and more. Open visiting hours at the shelter are Monday through Friday from 2-7pm and Saturdays from 11am-4pm and they love visitors – they’re especially in need of foster families and dog walkers right now! For more information or to get in touch with ARP about opportunities to get involved please visit their website animalrescueproject.org or call 269-492-1010.