News  |  Mar 03, 2016  |  Arora

Employees Raise Money for Hero Dogs

  • Hero Dog Clara

As part of an employee-led initiative started in 2014, Arora has been running internal fundraisers to raise money for Hero Dogs, an organization that trains service dogs and places them free of charge with our nation’s Veterans to improve their quality of life. One popular fundraiser that was part of charity campaign was “Denim for Dogs,” a policy that allowed employees to wear jeans on Thursdays with a $5 contribution to the cause. Another that brought out the competitive side in our staff was a NFL football pick ’em game, with entry fees being donated to the charity. Arora was pleased to surpass our goal of $5,000 in December of 2015, which enabled us to become a Puppy Sponsor. The money raised goes toward covering the puppy’s supplies and routine care when he is in his puppy raiser home.

In March, Arora was presented with a certificate of sponsorship for “Clara Barton,” a yellow lab who recently entered the Hero Dogs program. She was named after Clarissa “Clara” Harlowe Barton, a pioneering nurse who founded the American Red Cross. Clara will now work with a trainer to learn house manners, basic commands, and foundation skills for service dogs. Once Clara reaches around 16-18 months old, her health and temperament will be evaluated to see if she will make a suitable service dog.

You can follow Clara’s journey here.

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