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15th Annual Community Harvest Program to be Held in September

St. Augustine Humane Society will participate in the Columbia Restaurant’s 15th Annual Community Harvest program in September.

Let your appetite do the giving while you support the St. Augustine Humane Society by dining at any Columbia Restaurant in St. Augustine during the entire month of September for lunch or dinner. The local Humane Society is participating in this year’s 15th Annual Columbia Restaurant Community Harvest program.

Through this program, the Columbia will donate five percent of all guests’ lunch and dinner checks to the Humane Society when chosen by their customers.  The Community Harvest takes place in all of the Columbia Restaurant locations in Florida including St. Augustine, Tampa, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Clearwater Beach, and Celebration.

“We appreciate the Columbia and the restaurant company’s start of this program in 1998 as a way to help many of the worthy non-profit groups that are so important to our community,” said Carolyn Smith, St. Augustine Humane Society’s Operations Director.  “We join the restaurant in letting patrons know about our mission to prevent pet overpopulation with affordable spay
neuter programs and to eliminate the need to relinquish pets to shelters,” she said.

The process is for lunch and dinner customers at the Columbia to put a check mark next to the name of the charitable organization listed on the form provided by server and that they would like the Columbia to donate five percent of their check.

For the past fourteen years, the Columbia Restaurant Community Harvest has donated over $1,311,000 to non-profit organizations throughout Florida.

The St. Augustine Humane Society promotes responsible pet ownership and strengthens the human-animal bond through education and training; works to reduce the relinquishment rate of pets to shelters through assistance services and through effective, affordable spay and neuter efforts; and is a resource center for the citizens and animals of St. Johns County, Florida.

The facility is located at 1665 Moultrie Road in St. Augustine, Fla. Business hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am until 4 pm. Closed on Sunday and Monday. For more information call 904.829.2737 or visit the website at www.staugustinehumanesociety.org.

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