Giving Back—A Recap of the ‘Clear the Shelter’ Event

Giving Back—A Recap of the ‘Clear the Shelter’ Event

Collage of images from the Clear the Shelter event, such as goodie bags, cats and dogs and the Kay Builders team!

February 10, 2023

At Kay Builders, our exemplary reputation goes far beyond building remarkable homes in carefully-crafted communities throughout the Lehigh Valley and Bucks County. Above all, we care about giving back, building value and raising awareness about important causes in the areas where we build—which is exactly why we decided to sponsor and participate in the recent ‘Clear the Shelter’ event with The Lehigh Valley Humane Society.

After promoting this event for the whole month of January and sharing information about the adoptable animals, Kay Builders sponsored all adoptions fees for the weekend of January 28th and 29th at this incredible non-profit shelter. Several Kay employees also volunteered throughout the entire weekend—and we couldn’t be more proud and honored to have been a part of something so impactful. 

Volunteering at this event was such a rewarding experience, from being able to help out with the care of many animals looking for homes at the shelter to witnessing animals go home with their forever homes,” said Sierra Dorschutz, Kay Builders’ Marketing & Social Media Manager.

Continue reading to find out more about this unforgettable, amazing weekend and what it meant to the Kay Builders team and the community around us.

About The Lehigh Valley Humane Society

For over 100 years, The Lehigh Valley Humane Society has served as a local non-profit organization dedicated to the welfare of animals. As a compassionate 24/7 organization that cares for over 200 animals a day, they provide a safe and loving environment for dogs, cats and other small animals that are in need of a forever home. On top of their wonderful adoption services, The Humane Society offers a wide range of programs and services designed to promote the welfare of animals—such as low-cost spay and neuter programs, vet services, pet therapy, humane education, lost pet services, cruelty investigations and community outreach. 

From taking in stray animals to providing care for pets and so much more—this fantastic organization works tirelessly to ensure that as many animals are as safe, healthy and happy as possible. As the only animal shelter that provides financial assistance to responsible pet owners in the Lehigh Valley through their Community Vet Clinic, they have an undying commitment to helping those in need and placing the health and well-being of pets and their families above all else—and this philosophy is why we were beyond thrilled to support their mission and sponsor this event. 

Looking back on the event

With the challenges, expenses and obstacles that The Lehigh Valley Humane Society faces daily, they’re still able to overcome any barriers and provide an amazing experience for every single person and animal that comes through their doors—which is exactly what enticed us to sponsor and volunteer at the ‘Clear the Shelter’ event. 

Growing up in the Lehigh Valley and being a third-generation homebuilder in this area—it’s so important to give back, and I’ve always loved animals, so this was the perfect opportunity for us to step in and uplift the people around us,” said our Owner and President, Rick Koze.

Not only was it incredibly rewarding to sponsor the adoption fees for the weekend and send so many animals off to happy, loving homes—but it was just as remarkable to volunteer and help out around the shelter. Our employees rolled up their sleeves and got to work throughout the weekend, helping with tasks like feeding and caring for cats, socializing with small animals, walking and playing with dogs, and even doing laundry and washing dishes. The experience was immensely fulfilling and was a true testament to the Kay Builders mission—to help foster the growth, development and betterment of those around us in the Lehigh Valley area. 

As another way to show our support, Kay Builders also created goodie bags for each adopted animal to take home. These bags were filled with something for both the pets and their humans, including Kay Builders swag, cat toys, locally baked dog treats from Duke's Delites and pet food donated by Best Breed Pet Foods. This was a small but meaningful way for us to give back to the animals and the community—and we were so excited to see so many animals find their forever homes during this event. It’s safe to speak for our entire team when we say we had an absolute blast, and we would undoubtedly volunteer again in a heartbeat. Above all else, being a part of this special event was such a gratifying, heartwarming experience, and we feel so fortunate to have been able to support and strengthen this spectacular organization.

Thanks to the generosity of Rick and his team at Kay Builders, we’re able to provide free adoptions throughout the weekend. We’re very grateful for the support from Kay Builders, and this event means so much,” said Hal Warner, President and CEO of The Lehigh Valley Humane Society. 

Community comes first

At Kay Builders, we strive to do so much more than build top-quality homes throughout the Lehigh Valley and Bucks County—we place so much value on the communities and people around us, and our commitment to helping, caring for and supporting one another is truly second to none. We’re beyond honored to be a part of such an impactful, inspiring event that benefits such a significant cause—and we can’t wait to continue to give back to our local community for years to come.

For more information about the Kay difference, feel free to contact us today at (484) 353-6100 or fill out our online form, and be sure to visit if you’re interested in donating, volunteering or adding a furry friend to the family! They’re always looking for volunteers, and there are still so many adoptable animals at this shelter in need of loving homes—so don’t hesitate to reach out to them to learn more!

For a further look into our ‘Clear the Shelter’ event, check out our latest video on TikTok, or updates on our Instagram and Facebook!

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