This special edition newsletter is in honor
of a very special volunteer, Delia Hardie.
about her below. Next time you see her, be
sure to thank Delia for all she has done for
all of us.
Claire Sommers, President
|ONE VERY SPECIAL VOLUNTEER
Delia Hardie accepts her Treasured
In recognition of amazingly outstanding volunteer
service, the board unanimously
decided to bestow a very special award to
one volunteer who has done so very, very
much for the Visiting Pet Program.
In view of Delia Hardie's ongoing
dedication and involvement, we were thrilled
to acknowledge her as our Treasured
Volunteer at the annual Volunteer
been a volunteer since
2000. Despite the fact that Delia no
longer has a pet to visit with, she has
continued to be extremely active with our
You might not know Delia by name.
She is the hardworking volunteer who takes
photos at the pet evaluations. At each
and every evaluation, Delia brings her own
cameras, her own printers, ink &paper, the
back drop, the bench... absolutely everything
needed to give the best possible photo
Last year, Delia very graciously invited
the VPP to store our tents, tables, and other
miscellaneous VPP acquisitions in the
basement of her new house. Previously, we had
been using a commercial storage unit at a
significant expense. Delia was also instrumental
in the VPP receiving a grant that enabled us
to buy a copy machine.
evaluation, Delia generously
serves as a mentor to new members, sharing
her years of experience with our new
It is impossible to express our most sincere
thanks and appreciation for Delia's ongoing
dedication to the Visiting Pet Program.
Delia, you are one in a million and we are
thrilled that you are one of us! You are
truly a treasure.
|About the Visiting Pet Program
The Visiting Pet Program
is an all
(C)(3) non-profit animal assisted therapy
organization serving Orleans, Jefferson and St.
For the past 22 years, the volunteers of the
lived up to their motto of "Bringing Love and
Smiles" to the residents of nursing homes and
Our literacy project, Reading
offers young readers the opportunity to practice
their reading aloud skills to the gentle therapy
If you would like to make a donation to
the Visiting Pet Program, please click on the
below or mail your check to 5831 S. Johnson
New Orleans, LA 70125. Please note if your
is in memory of a person or a pet. We will be
to send an acknowledgment of your donation to the
family. Please include the name and address
the acknowledgment. Because we are a 501(C)(3)
organization, your donation is tax deductible. We
are an all volunteer organization. Your donation
goes directly to the support of our mission.