Earth Animal's Annual Mitten Project Offers Support to the CT Food Bank - 12 Years and Growing

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Earth Animal and Partners Donate over $25,000 to local food bank.

Since 1979, Earth Animal has been on the path of offering kindness, healing, and support to animals, people and the Earth. Our feelings towards children and families in need in our local community heightens during the holiday season. For the past 12 years from October 1st to the 31st of December, Earth Animal’s Mitten Project offers support to the Connecticut Food Bank’s Child Hunger Impact Program (CHIP) through various fundraising opportunities.

CHIP (formerly the Back Pack Project) offers school-based children fresh food for entire families over the weekend with the hope of getting all children healthy and ready to learn at school each Monday morning. The program is offered in Connecticut at 19 school sites, serves over 2,319 children and 1,955 families each weekend during the school year.

Each year, our fundraising efforts grow and in 2019, Earth Animal invited local businesses and partners to participate. In addition, we also had our first annual Merry Mitten Day event at our flagship retail store in Westport, gained support with local dog friendly breweries during Octoberfest, offered a holiday “Sip & Shop” in Southport at J. McLaughlin, promoted our mission at a gala event at the Black Rock Yacht Club, plus an adoption event with Adopt-A- Dog at Half Full Brewery in Stamford, CT.

“Every year the number of families with food needs in Connecticut increases and as a company whose mission is to enhance quality of life for all Earth’s animals, we feel it’s our responsibility to support our community. It is our pleasure to match every penny donated during our Mitten Project,” says Susan Goldstein, co-founder of Earth Animal. We are so happy to see the fundraising efforts increase each year. We raised $12,695. And, with Earth Animal’s match, our final donation to the CT Food Bank was $25,390 making it our largest donation yet,” states Susan.

This past year, we experienced monumental growth and we’d like to give our sincere thanks to all our partners who helped make that happen; Adopt-A-Dog, Allied Printing Services, Anthony Musto Law Firm, Ash Creek, Black Rock Yacht Club and its members, Caitlyn Salon Studio, Choice Pet, Coldwell Banker, Fabicare Dry Cleaners, Flipside Restaurant, Friendly Cleaners, Grand Design Nails, Green Field Hill Groomers, Half Full Brewery, Inform Inc., J. McLaughlin- Southport, KL & Sam, Lachat Holiday Farmer’s Market, La Moda, Millie Raes, Paul Harris of Cole Harris Architects, Styles, Trinity Church, Trumbull, CT, The Beer’d Brewing Co., Tusk, UPS Store-Westport, and Westport Hardware,

About Earth Animal
In 1979, Dr. Bob Goldstein and Susan Goldstein embraced the transition from conventional veterinary medicine to an integrative and holistic approach focusing on the whole animal. They began creating natural products without using toxic chemicals to treat their patients and family animals. Our award-winning products are compassionately sourced and produced with purpose in the USA. The Goldstein's focus has been to develop the highest quality products that help dogs and cats live a longer, healthier life. We proudly dedicate 1% of annual sales to positive impact efforts and organizations which preserve and enhance quality of life for animals, people and the earth.

Earth Animal products can be found at independent pet shops nationwide. Please visit to find a store near you.

If you would like to get involved in the Mitten Project in 2020 or to receive more information about Earth Animal, please reach out to Susan Goldstein at 203.557.3322 or email at Please follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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