SACC / OPIN and Saks Fifth Avenue Gift-Wrapping Collaboration a Huge Success!



 For the third consecutive year, Saks Fifth Avenue in the Stamford Town Center Mall

this holiday season invited Stamford Animal Care and Control volunteers

to gift-wrap customers' holiday purchases in return for donations to support homeless pets.

The results were amazing, resulting in at least one direct adoption, and reaping a very gratifying

financial benefit for the homeless pets to whom we dedicate this annual effort.



 We would like to thank especially Theresa Walsh, General Manager,

Paulette Pitt, Executive Assistant (our champion for the past three years),

and the rest of the SFA Stamford management team for their support,

as well as the many Saks associates who were so helpful to us throughout this endeavor.

But deepest gratitude and appreciation, as always, go out to our dedicated volunteers,

without whose efforts these initiatives couldn't succeed.

Thanks to the gift-wrapping team of Michael Albanese, Chantal Avignone O'Neill,

Lisa Bannerot, Jenny Colucci, Araceli Costa, Drika Costantino, Cindy Dunaway, Jeanne Feore,

Virginia Lentz, Katie Razzaia, Christine Seid, Carla White and Jane Wotton;

and to Andrew Mouradian, dog wrangler.

And extra special thanks to Dixie, Patina and Stella, our wonderfully appealing canine ambassadors!


To join the ranks of our outstanding volunteers, please contact


Adopting one saves two: the one you take home, and the one who takes his place.