Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo and Woofgang & Co. announced a new idea for gift giving during the pandemic: the “Quarantine Provisions” package. Available at woofgangco.org for $50 (plus shipping), each package contains a temperature control tumbler, a 10 oz. package of dog treats, and an eight-inch plush toy from the Zoo. Purchasers can select from a Red panda, sloth or tiger.
Each “Quarantine Provisions” is packaged with care by young adults with disabilities. Shipping charges are $6.00; the package will arrive within 7-10 days. Orders can be placed at https://www.woofgangco.org/shop.html.
Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is a non-profit organization approaching its 100th year at a time when the mission of helping fragile wildlife populations and eco-systems is more important than ever.
Woofgang & Co. is a nonprofit organization helping young people with disabilities succeed by creating jobs tailored to the individual, while providing high-quality pet treats and handcrafted novelty items.
“The intersection of supporting pets, people and endangered animals is an irresistible way to provide socially-aware opportunities for gift giving,” said Zoo Director Gregg Dancho. “Purchasing from nonprofits during the pandemic helps to sustain us for the future.”
“Woofgang & Co’s mission was born of a love of animals and a desire to support young adults with special needs. Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo has always been at the forefront of accessibility efforts, and is a fan favorite among our team,” said Woofgang & Co. Executive Director Erika Eng. “It is a very organic partnership! Nonprofits helping one another during a time of economic uncertainty for a sustainable future: that is what community is all about.”
About Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo
Spend the day a world away! Connecticut's only zoo, celebrating its 98th year, features 300 animals representing primarily North and South American species. Guests won't want to miss our Amur tigers and leopards, maned wolf family, Brazilian ocelot, Mexican and Red wolves, and Golden lion tamarins. Other highlights include our new Spider Monkey Habitat, Natt Family Red Panda Habitat, South American rainforest with free-flight aviary, the prairie dog exhibit with "pop-up" viewing areas, and the Pampas Plain with Giant anteaters and Chacoan peccaries. Guests can grab a bite at the Peacock Café, eat in the Picnic Grove, and enjoy a ride on our colorful, indoor carousel. For more information and updates on the Zoo’s closed status, visit beardsleyzoo.org.
About Woofgang & Co.
Woofgang & Co. offers young adults with disabilities hands-on job skills training and support so they can empower themselves to continue to be the vibrant contributors to their community they always have been. They make and package their own products, and then sell them at the Woofgang & Co. retail store located at 1300 Post Rd. in Fairfield, CT. We also participate in a number of local community fairs and festivals, selling products and raising awareness of our mission. Learn more at www.woofgangco.org