We’re so pleased to once again sponsor an important event to raise funds for a highly deserving organization in our community: The Animal Humane Society’s annual Walk for Animals. (And if you haven’t already entered, go to our Facebook page to enter a contest related to the walk — you might win sandwiches for a year and a $250 PetSmart gift card!)
Our support for the Animal Humane Society comes right from the top: Chief Executive Officer Tom H. Sween, who recently told us about his family’s history with — and love of — four-legged friends, and why supporting the Society represents a key E.A. Sween/Deli Express value.
Tom says: The Sween family has been surrounded by dogs for generations. They’re truly part of our families. That’s one of the reasons we’re excited to support the Animal Humane Society. As a company, it’s a critically important to us to partner with great causes that focus on an important need, especially causes that help others, whether it’s people or animals.
This is not just a Sween family desire. We want the company to support organizations our employees align with as well. We also want to align with partners who share the same passions we do: The power of working as one team with a common goal. The Animal Humane Society definitely shares that passion, and the work they do to help animals is amazing.
Animals add so much to our lives. They’re an amazing way to connect with a creature who genuinely wants to hang out with you and is always willing to experience life with 100% enthusiasm. Plus, they’re great listeners—which I need with 6 girls at home!
Currently, our dog Mac is an important part of our family who loves to be by my side. A couple of years ago, I had just returned from a very long flight and was terribly jetlagged. But I had to leave the very next day for a trade show in Las Vegas. As often happens when someone’s tired and jetlagged, it was hard to sleep. That morning, I had to get the kids on the bus and drop Mac off at the dogsitter on my way to the airport. Mac absolutely loves car rides, so he jumped right in the third row of my truck and snuggled down. I was on the phone before leaving town and the next thing I knew, I was at the airport. At the first stoplight there, Mac sat up and I saw him in the rear-view mirror. I admit I let loose with some choice words when I realized I’d forgotten to drop him off. I turned right around. He snuggled back down and enjoyed the extra ride while I was sweating bullets about making my overbooked flight with no option to change. I ran about as fast as I ever have through the airport and just made it onto the plane before they shut the door. But I made it, and Mac got a great ride that morning.
From all of us at E.A. Sween and Deli Express, we hope you’ll consider supporting the great work the Animal Humane Society does with its upcoming walk. We love the work they do, and are proud to sponsor them.