Petside grand opening
Posted Friday, 22 March 2013, 01:00 PM
The Petside shop was officially opened on the 8th March 2013, by The Premier of Tasmania, The Hon Lara Giddings.
At the shop, clients of The Parkside Foundation can gain experience in retail operations, money handling and customer service. It is anticipated that this open up employment opportunities in the wider community.
By engaging with the local community barriers can be broken down in a positive way for people with disabilities. Volunteering in Petside gives clients a purpose by working to support another community organisation.
Items for sale include Dogs’ Homes of Tasmania endorsed dog food and accessories. The shop also stocks a small range of products for other companion animals, including cats.
The venture will:
- Provide vocational skills training to people with disabilities through volunteering in the shop
- Pass all net profits to the Dogs’ Homes of Tasmania to support their work
- Increase the public profile of both organisations