Thousands of organizations are seeking donations for the less fortunate. Think of the companion pets of the homeless, they are as deprived as the people who care for them. These pets provide comfort and companionship to the homeless. Rolling Acres Memorial Gardens for Pets is seeking donations of pet food, toys, leashes, collars, blankets, and pet beds. You can help. Has your pet outgrown a collar or leash? Has his diet changed and you have an open bag of pet food you won’t use? Or one your pet doesn’t like? Tape up the open bag of pet food and bring it to Rolling Acres. Your donations will be distributed to the homeless in the community.In September 2001, Rolling Acres Memorial Gardens for Pets started soliciting contributions for homeless people's pets, either pet food or money for pet food. This was after it came to Nancy Piper's attention that many homeless people also have pets. Some of their concerns are food for their pets, veterinary care, and the afterlife care of their pets - the same as ours! We will also take blankets, towels, or clothing to them along with the pet food. If you have anything to donate, just bring it to us, and we'll deliver it for you.In 2011, with the generous and overwhelming assistance of the community, Rolling Acres Memorial Gardens for Pets provided 6493 pounds of dry pet food, 2491 ounces of canned pet food, 34 bags of cat and dog treats, as well as pet beds, pet carriers, toys, collars, leashes, pet brushes, and combs to Homeless Peoples' Pets. The need for this support has been increasing in recent months. Rolling Acres thanks the public for their help in this year-round project. Uplift Organization is the primary benefactor of the pet food and supplies. We also supply the Red Cross with pet food. SAVE CANS TO HELP HOMELESS PETS One of our community service projects is saving aluminum beverage cans to recycle by selling them to help raise money for our local animal rescue groups. We admire the rescue groups for all they do for the animals. It takes a lot of dedication and passion to do what they do. This is one way we can help them monetarily.Please bring your aluminum drink cans to us. We will take them to recycle and donate the money to a different rescue group in turn. It doesn't matter how many you bring - even one will do - they all add up to help! We also have a Donation Jar for the current rescue group in our lobby. Rolling Acres raised $3,268 from the sale of cans from Memorial Day 2007 through April 2012, with the help of our friends, families, and clients. This money was donated to Heartland SPCA, formerly No More Homeless Pets KC. Our next recipient is Friends of Parkville Animal Shelter.People are constantly bringing us cans, even leaving bags of cans outside our front door when we're closed! We love it!Thanks for helping us help people help pets.