Fundraising for AHeinz57

June 6, 2019

In January, the Merchants Bonding Company Foundation announced its partnership with AHeinz57 Pet Rescue & Transport. As Merchants’ 2019 charity beneficiary, all proceeds raised throughout the year at Merchants will go toward medical care expenses incurred by AHeinz57. The Community Outreach Council (COC) made up of associates from all departments at Merchants have already hosted several fundraisers this year including grill-outs, trivia and bingo nights, and even a supply drive to support AHeinz57 during a recent need after taking in 32 dogs from a puppy mill. Through May, the COC has raised over $4,000 toward their overall goal for the year.

Watch our video to learn more about AHeinz57 Pet Rescue & Transport and the impact that the help from Merchants will make.

This August, the Merchants Bonding Company Foundation and COC will host an internal Merchants event, Paws for Celebration. A biennial event for our associates, Paws for Celebration is a raffle based event made up of donations not only from the central Iowa community, but nationwide. All proceeds from the event will go directly to AHeinz57 (total donation will be presented to AHeinz57 at the end of the year). If you would like to make a contribution to Paws for Celebration or a monetary donation to AHeinz57, contact our COC co-chairs Penni Miller at and Michael Vigen at  

Thank you to our video participants: AHeinz57 CEO & Founder Amy Heinz, AHeinz57 Board President Deb Ellings, and Merchants associates Cheryl Brashear, Bonnie Byrnes, Jackie Chouinard, Allison Fox and Greg Frickenstein.

About AHeinz57

AHeinz57 Pet Rescue & Transport is a 501(c)3, foster based animal rescue organization that transports animals up for euthanasia from traditional shelters to no-kill rescues throughout the Midwest and Canada. AHeniz57 then transfers the animals to a foster home to eventually be placed with a forever home through the organization. To learn more about AHeinz57 Pet Rescue &Transport go to:

About Merchants Bonding Company Foundation

Now in its 11th year, the Merchants Bonding Company Foundation was formed in celebration of the company's 75th anniversary in business. It is a charitable 501(c)3 organization that focuses on giving back to the community and has given more than $1.5 million in donations since inception.

Merchants’ Community Outreach Council (COC) supports the mission of the Foundation and is comprised of associate members who encourage and facilitate financial giving and volunteer efforts within our community.