Harford County Public Library employees presented a check to the Humane Society of Harford County on Aug. 14 for $500 from funds raised during a staff bake sale to benefit the organization. Library employees have been holding an annual bake sale for staff for six years to benefit various charities including March of Dimes and Animal Rescue, Inc. This was the first year the bake sale benefited the Humane Society of Harford County.
Some employees brought in plants to sell along with homemade jams, crafts, baked goods and cakes for a cake raffle.
"We have great bakers in the office and what a great way to have fun and help an organization all at the same time," Michele Sobieski, the library employee who coordinated the bake sale, said.
"The donation from Harford County Public Library is much appreciated," said Mary Leavens, executive director for the Humane Society of Harford County. "The Humane Society of Harford County relies on the support of the community to care for the more than 4,500 animals we take in annually. This donation will help us to provide shelter, medical treatment and nourishment to the animals in our care. Thanks so much to the Harford County Public Library staff for thinking of the homeless animals in Harford County. You are truly making a difference in their lives."
Founded in Fallston in 1947, the Humane Society of Harford County promotes the humane treatment of homeless, stray and abandoned animals by providing shelter, care, adoptions and community education.
Harford County Public Library operates eleven branches located throughout Harford County, Maryland. The library serves more than 175,000 registered borrowers of all ages and has an annual circulation of 4.5 million. Harford County Public Library is committed to connecting people with information and promoting the love of reading within the community.