Elves Save Puppies! Softstar Volunteers for SafeHaven Humane Society
Elf Hava's newly rescued puppy, Gus, on his first visit to our workshop. He's a squirmy little guy.
At Soft Star, it has always been a priority for us to give back to the community that treats us so spectacularly. We decided we were due for another volunteer project, so earlier this week we closed our shop for half a day and took a field trip to our local humane society's new thrift store.
The SafeHaven Humane Society, committed to finding loving homes for animals entrusted in their care, just opened a new thrift store to raise funds to support their cause. The property is in need of much work, so SafeHaven put out a call to volunteers to help get it up and running. We're all suckers for cute pups and kitties around here (many of our elves have rescued pets from the shelter), so how could we resist?
A whole team of elves loaded into the carpool vans and took off for the store's new location. We spent the morning weeding, shoveling and clearing debris from the property. The weather was fortunately cooperative, and a few hours and aching backs later we were able to look back and appreciate our beautification efforts.
Here are some photos of our trip:
SafeHaven's New Thrift and Gift Storefront
Elves at work! Weeds ran wild, but they were no match for the shoemakers.
Softstar Owner and C.Elf.O. Larkin getting her hands dirty.
Perfect weather! Not raining, not too hot.
Clearing debris off the property, which was formerly an auto garage.
Weeding, weeding and more weeding.
Elf family portrait!
Unfortunately, there were no cute puppies on site, but Elf Hava promises to bring Gus back to the shop for another visit soon.