Every year, the Tuesday following Thanksgiving is dedicated to raising support for important causes. Known as Giving Tuesday, the day of fundraising is an opportunity for nonprofits, like The Ohio Masonic Home, to raise awareness of their work and generate financial support.
For Giving Tuesday 2022, The Ohio Masonic Home Foundation’s focus may surprise you. Butterscotch the cat and Biscuit the dog.
You may remember reading about Butterscotch, the robotic cat, in the last issue of The Beacon. The Ohio Masonic Home has a few of the
companion pets already in service with residents who could benefit from extra social and emotional support. Butterscotch and Biscuit have been particularly useful with memory care community members, providing them additional companionship.
The pets only cost about $150 each. They've already had a positive effect on mental wellbeing, stress, physical mobility, and feelings of loneliness or isolation.
This Giving Tuesday, the goal is to raise support for Butterscotch and Biscuit so that even more community members can have their very own companion pet.
To learn more about Giving Tuesday (or giving, in general) and Butterscotch and Biscuit, visit ohiomasonichomefoundation.org/Tuesday or call 1-888-248-2664.