Posted on May 27th, 2016 in Press Release | No Comments »

For Immediate Release

Pictured (from left): Kelsey Burton, Executive Director, Paws & Think; Steve Bailey, Vice President-Parts Operations, American Honda Motor Co.

Pictured (from left): Kelsey Burton, Executive Director, Paws & Think; Steve Bailey, Vice President-Parts Operations, American Honda Motor Co.

Indianapolis, Indiana – May 27, 2016: American Honda Motor Co., Inc. has donated $10,000 to support Paws & Think. This is the largest single corporate gift in recent history for Paws & Think.

“American Honda Motor Company’s generous gift is just one example of their leadership in the community and devotion to giving back to the conference’s host city,” said Paws & Think’s Executive Director Kelsey Burton. “Speaking on behalf of our Board of Directors, volunteers, and the over 9,000 lives we touch annually, we are profoundly grateful.”

This gift was given as part of the 2016 American Honda Supplier Conference. Each year, American Honda donates to one local non-profit serving the conference’s host city, with this year’s host city being Indianapolis. In addition to the donation, Paws & Think’s Executive Director spoke to over 700 suppliers at the Annual Business Meeting and therapy teams consisting of a therapy dog and his/her handler provided on-site stress relief during the conference.

“Thanks to American Honda’s generous gift, we will continue to impact lives through the power of the human-dog connection,” said Board President, Brett Nelson. “This donation allows us to continue to provide pet therapy and youth-canine programs throughout Central Indiana.”

Paws & Think is a volunteer-led non-profit dedicated to improving lives through the power of the human-dog connection.  Paws & Think partners with schools, health care facilities, the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center, humane societies/shelters and other organizations to improve the quality of life for at-risk youth, seniors, people with disabilities/special needs and others who can benefit from interacting with the dogs in its programs. The organization was incorporated as Paws and Think, Inc. in 2001.

To learn more about Paws & Think, please visit the organization’s website at www.pawsandthink.org.

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(Note to media: To learn more about the organization’s mission contact Kelsey Burton at kburton@nullpawsandthink.org or 608-469-0039)


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