Business East Excellence Award
Posted Thursday, 31 October 2013, 12:00 PM
The Parkside Foundation “Petside” shop was the proud winner in the Best New Business category at this year’s Business East Excellence Awards.
The award recognises the innovation shown by The Parkside Foundation in developing this business.
The Parkside Foundation is a not for profit organisation which has operated in Southern Tasmania since 1995 to provide support services for people with disabilities, frail aged and people with dementia.
Petside is a partnership with The Dogs’ Homes of Tasmania and their endorsed products are sold.
Petside provides people with disabilities a valued role. Volunteers donate their time to support another community organisation while learning new skills in retail, money handling and customer service. This interaction with the public is a positive way to break down barriers.
The Dogs’ Homes of Tasmania is assisted through increased sales and promotion of the valuable service they provide to the community.