Young at Heart Pet Rescue of Woodstock has been named a 2018 recipient of the Clarke One for Tomorrow grant program, which recognizes and supports nonprofit organizations that are striving to restore and/or preserve the environment, wildlife and food production.
Clarke is a St. Charles-based company that focuses on public health, mosquito control and aquatics services.
Nominated by Clarke employees as an organization that shares Clarke’s values and passion for the planet, Young at Heart is one of seven organizations that has received a one-time grant of $19,570 to advance its organizational mission and programming.
Young at Heart is an animal welfare organization dedicated to the rescue and rehoming of senior dogs and cats. Its mission is to provide senior dogs and cats with a safe haven to ensure they live with comfort, compassion and companionship in their golden years.
Based in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, the organization only rescues and adopts dogs and cats older than
age 7, placing hundreds of senior pets into loving homes each year since its founding in 2005.
The organization works with foster homes to house their animals, but soon will be expanding to a brick-and-mortar adoption center exclusively for senior dogs and cats in Woodstock.
“We are so honored and thrilled to receive this grant from Clarke,” Executive Director Dawn Kemper said. “The One for Tomorrow grant will provide much-needed funds to create a safe and secure outdoor play area for the senior dogs to enjoy at the new adoption center.”
Since 2015, 1 percent of revenue from Clarke’s next-generation products and services has been allocated to funding One for Tomorrow grants, dividing the funds equally across Clarke’s sales regions.
Clarke’s next generation products and services include Natular larvicides, Merus adulticide, EarthRight community mosquito control services, Conserve precision aquatic application service, ProMist Dura ULV applicator and AllTrace cattle supplements (in Australia). To date, more than $461,000 has been awarded to charities and nonprofits as part of the Clarke One for Tomorrow grant program.
Other 2018 One for Tomorrow grant recipients include Burrumbuttock Hay Runners (Australia), Operation Blessing (Honduras), Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park (Cayman Islands) and Virginia Nature Conservancy.