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LAVIDGE Pet Parents Support SWHD Pet-a-Palooza to Benefit Children

March 14, 2022

Top L-R Gertie, Bogey, Sadie Mae, Maggie, Frida, Teddy Einstein Bear  Bottom L-R Sydney, Beto, Cayenne Pepper, Zola Marie, Lexi, Dee Dee

Photo: Top L-R: Gertie, Bogey, Sadie Mae, Maggie, Frida, Teddy Einstein Bear; Bottom L-R: Sydney, Beto, Cayenne Pepper, Zola Marie, Lexi, Dee Dee


LAVIDGE IMPACT charitable giving program underwrites entry fees

PHOENIX - (March 14, 2022) – Ten dogs and two cats represented LAVIDGE IMPACT in Southwest Human Development’s (SWHD) 2022 Pet-a-Palooza photo contest for a chance to be featured in the non-profit’s calendar to benefit children.

LAVIDGE IMPACT invited agency pet parents to show off their fluffy friends and paid the $10 entry fee for each employee’s photo submission.

From there, each entrant—along with the entire Phoenix-based agency—was encouraged to share a web page where family and friends could “vote” for their favorite ($5 per vote or $20 for 10).

The winners were featured in the Pets of Southwest Human Development Calendar, with proceeds benefiting Arizona children ages 5 and under. Winners were also invited to participate in the Pet-a-Palooza Showcase March 12 at the inaugural Thrive to 5 Playfest.

Founded in 1981, SWHD has grown from serving 175 children and families to serving 140,000 children, families and professionals. This includes its Birth to Five Helpline, 877.705.KIDS; Birth to Five Center of Excellence, 602.468.3430; Head Start Enrollment, 602.560.0000; and Foster Care and Adoption, 602.6338193,

Volunteers, donations and participation in numerous SWHD programs are welcome and needed. For information on how to get involved call 602.266.5976.

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