Proudly serving Western and Central MA including - Chicopee, Springfield, Worcester and nearby
Monday, June 12th, 2017 by Sara Bowler
Leader Basement Systems is going to be holding a donation drive for NEADS . NEADS is an abbreviation for National Education For Assistance Dog Services; NEADS is an orginization that was founded in 1976 in Princeton. They are dedicated to assisting deaf, and disabled Americans acquire service dogs, which help bring freedom, independance, physical autonomy and relief from social isolation to their human companions. NEADS is an honorable orginization that embraces integrity in all that they do. They are highly passionate about animals, and the independance they provide to their clients. The main focus and purpose is honesty, trust, sincerity, and transparency.
NEADS has trained over 1,700 service dog teams since 1976. The orginization is accredited by Assistance Dogs International, and has trained more service animals than any other foundation in the United States. In 2006, Walter Reed Hospital invited NEADS to bring service dogs for an in-service presentation regarding the relationship and assistance service dogs provide to wounded veterans returning from combat. NEADS was the first service animal orginization to ever be invited to Walter Reed Hospital. The dogs NEADS trains are both acquired from animal shelters, as well as purchased from breeders.
NEADS provide service animals to people who struggling with the following:
1. Deaf & Hearing loss
2. War Veterens
3. Physical Disability
4. Classroom, Therapy & Ministry
5. Children with a disability
6. Children with Autism Spectrum
The donation drive by Leader Basement System is being held in order to assist NEADS with the items they need to continue to prosper, train service dogs, and help the community with their needs. They have a "wish list" which has the items they are "wishing" for, to help with their training needs. The list is at the bottom of the page, and the donation information is also with their "wish list".
Leader Basement Systems is offering 5% off of your next SERVICE, if you donate any of the "wish list" items.
-*Ways to Donate*-
A. Hand Delivered to 143 Greenland Road Suite 3, (Back building, 'Office' labeled on door), 8:30am-5:00pm Monday-Friday. A box will be provided where you can put the stuff.
B. Mail to "Leader Basement Systems, Attn: NEADS Donation Drive 143 Greenland Road Suite 3 Sterling 014564
C. If you are local, and would like to meet or have someone pick up items, you can email [email protected], call (888) 320-6363 x 205 to speak with Sara, and we can arrange a pick up time.
Small Compact Car Utility Van/Small Pick Up Truck
Copy Paper By the Ream or Case 3 Tab File Folders, letter sized, any color
Shipping Tape Purrel Hand Sanitizer
Tide Liquid Laundry Detergent Lysol Disinfectant spray
Windex window cleaner Liquid Dish Soap
13-17 Gallon / 33-39 Gallon Trash Bags Sponges
Nitrile Rubber Disposable Gloves Paper Towels
Ziplock Bags, sandwish, quart and gallon Batteries
Safe Paw ice melt/Similar Product (HAS TO BE ANIMAL SAFE) K-CUPS
⦁ Grooming Tools (Plier-style nail clippers, slicker brushes, FURminator deshedding tool (M or L), Mars coat king strippers, Master grooming tools shedding blades, FURminator profesional grooming rakes, rubber curry combs
⦁ High Quality Dog Shampoo & conditioner i.e., tropiclean, Top Performance, FURminator
⦁ Dog Toothpaste, i.e., CET, Enzadent, Petrodex, Nylabone, Petco Brands
⦁ New/Gently used twin sized/or smaller blankets, and beach/bath towels
⦁ New/Gently used wire crates sizes 54x35x45 or 42x28x30
⦁ Large Capacity Front load washing machine & dryer
⦁ Push Brooms Poop Bags
FOR OUR DOGS
⦁ High Quality Dog Treats, jerky/stinky treats are strongly preferred, i.e., blue buffalo, best bully sticks, Zukes, Pet botanics, True Chews, Pupperoni, Merrick, Trader Joes, Natural Balance, Charlee bear, creamy peanut butter (WITHOUT XYLITO)
⦁ Interactive food games/mind games for dogs
⦁ Nylabone Dura chew original bones, wolf size, giant, or super
⦁ Kong Size L/XXL Durable Puppy Toys
⦁ Toys for Large Breed adult dogs, Kong toys, jolly balls, squeaky toys, rope toys, etc.
⦁ Kuranda Dog Beds (standard blue PVC 40oz vinyl bed)
⦁ Genle leader head collars (blue/black M/L) Black Cotton web or nylon 6ft leashes
⦁ New Collars (blue) buckle clasp, Larger than 10 inches, smaller than 26in.
FOR OUR CLIENTS IN TRAINING
⦁ Craftsmen Flashlights & lanterns Dehumidifier 5White noise machines
⦁ K-Cups, Coffee, Tea or Hot chocolate Sugar & Sweet &low
⦁ Plastic Utensils Dinner Napkins
⦁ All sized paper plates Bendable Drinking Straws
⦁ Plastic Wrap & Tinfoil All sized + Gallon plastic ziplocked bags
⦁ White area rugs for bathrooms Dishwashing Detergent
Any questions, or comments please contact Sara Bowler (888) 320-6363 extension 205, [email protected]
Thank you in advanced!
Including but not limited to the following towns:
Sterling, Princeton, Leominster, Fitchburg, Lunenburg, Worcester, West Boylston, Westminster, Barree, Woorstock, Winchendon, Heath, South Deerfield, Shelburne Falls, Gardner, Townsend, Ashby, Ashburnhan, Royalston, North Brookfield