On Tuesday January 14th, PAWS of CNY was pleased to attend the Syracuse University Disability Law Society’s De-Stress event at the College of Law on the SU Campus. [Read more…]
On Thursday January 9th, Jessica Marabella from PAWS of CNY gave a presentation to students at Roberts Pre-K-8 School in Syracuse. Part of the Say Yes to Education Program, a non-profit foundation committed to increasing high school and college graduation rates for urban students, Roberts offers the students who attend their after school program a variety of educational guest speakers throughout the year.
PAWS of CNY was honored on Tuesday December 17th, 2013 with a $2,000 Donation from PetSmart Charities.
Once again Sunshine Friends participated in Syracuse University’s De-Stress Event. The event is aimed at helping students to take a break from the stress of winter finals and spend much needed time mentally and physically resting and relaxing. On December 7th six SFI volunteer teams were available in the Schine Student Center between 10:00 pm and 11:30 pm for students to come and experience the calming benefits of interacting with our therapy dogs.
The Board of Directors is proud to announce that Sunshine Friends, Inc. is now PAWS of CNY, Inc.!
Why the Name Change?
Sunshine Friends was founded in 1998 and incorporated the following year by three inspiring women who shared a goal of creating an organization in Central New York that would connect the therapeutic healing benefits of animals with people in need.
While the purpose of our organization has not changed since our inception, we have continued to grow and expand in both our service offering and in the communities that we serve.