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    Jones & Bartlett Learning and Ascend Learning Employees Support a Local Animal Shelter

    Posted by Lindsay White on Apr 1, 2014 10:52:58 AM

    Shelter_donated_items_2_033014_smaller A Sterling Animal Shelter employee loads the plethora of donated items.

    JB Learning Cares, the employee led charity committee of Jones & Bartlett Learning, kicked off 2014 by organizing a drive to benefit the Sterling Animal Shelter, Inc., located in Sterling, Massachusetts. Jones & Bartlett Learning and Ascend Learning employees once again stepped up to help others, proving their selfless and compassionate nature. Generous employees have historically donated their time, energy, and money to a variety of drives, including food drives throughout the year, coat drives in the cold winter months, and toy drives during the holidays, but this was the first JB Learning Cares drive to benefit our four-legged, furry friends.

    shelter_dog_033014_smaller The last of the 19 puppies from Puerto Rico at Sterling Animal Shelter waiting for a forever home.

    Employees donated food, toys, cat litter, cleaning supplies, etc. to the shelter. The drive was timely in that the Sterling Animal Shelter had recently welcomed 19 puppies from San Juan, Puerto Rico through All Sato Rescue, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to rescue abandoned and abused dogs in Puerto Rico and find them forever homes. JB Learning Cares is happy to report that only one puppy of the 19 sent to Sterling Animal Shelter three weeks prior, remained to be adopted.

    shelter_cat_033014_smaller One of the many cats at the shelter waiting to be adopted.

    If you are interested in adopting a new pet or donating to the Sterling Animal Shelter, Inc., visit

    About Sterling Animal Shelter
    The Animal Shelter Inc. of Sterling, Massachusetts is a non-profit organization (formed in 1988 – incorporated in 1996) and no-kill animal shelter with no time or age restrictions. The shelter exists to provide humane sheltering and high quality medical care for stray, unwanted, abused and neglected animals and to find loving, lifelong homes for orphaned pets.

    About JB Learning Cares
    JB Learning Cares, the Jones & Bartlett Learning philanthropy program, is an employee group interested in the opportunity to donate to a worthy cause or participate in fundraising activities. Our mission is to support, encourage, and facilitate charitable activities, donations and services within the Jones & Bartlett Learning community while maintaining and enhancing the integrity of the company as a whole. JB Learning Cares aspires to make a difference by providing employees with an opportunity to generate and participate in charitable and rewarding activities. We seek to use our resources and reputation as an innovative and distinguished company to promote education, wellness and community involvement.

    Topics: charity, Ascend Learning, JB Learning Cares

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