Landscapers Make a Paws-itive Impact!

The Creative Roots Landscaping team donated $1000 to Paws It Forward Dog Rescue Society on June 7th.  They recognize the time and care the volunteers and board members of Paws It Forward generously give to better the lives of rescued dogs. The $1000 contribution to Paws It Forward Dog Rescue enables the non-profit society’s continued success.  The group of volunteers rescues dogs, places them within their volunteer network of foster homes, and then transitions them to forever homes. Their work significantly improves lives of dogs and has a truly paws-itive impact on their new owners too!

Brogan, a Paws It Forward Board Member was excited and so grateful when she heard the news of the $1000 donation. Perfect timing! The donation will help cover medical costs of some of rescued dogs currently in foster care, she said. Though the veterinarians give them much-appreciated discounts, Paws It Forward needs more donations to help keep their accounts current. Their next fundraiser is the annual “Wine for K9’s” on June 21, and they always accept donations through their website:

For the Creative Roots family, giving back is inspirational and super important. They’re hoping more local businesses embrace the concept of turning their time into money for good of the community.

“Build Strong Relationships” is a core value the Creative Roots team lives by. Through their GiveBack program they build positive community relationships throughout the season. The YardAngel project in May, July and October provides yard miracles; helps those unable to do yard work. $1000 donations to Paws It Forward in June, and to a yet to be announced local charity in August. A $1000 Bursary to a local graduating student. Finally, quarterly $100 donations to various charities via 100 Men Who Give A Damn Kelowna. Creative Roots GiveBack provides positive impact throughout the community.
Creative Roots Landscaping operates using an Open Book Management system that includes weekly meetings to discuss the finances of the company, ways to succeed as a team, and the impact that success will have on the bottom line. Each employee donates an hour of their wages for these meetings to the GiveBack providing the program with between $800 and $1000 per month which enables all the giving to happen. To date they have donated over $127,000 in cash and in-kind – while giving employees a positive relationship with their community.