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WELLPET® DONATES FOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

TEWKSBURY--WellPet LLC., of Tewksbury, a premium pet food company, presented a $100,000 check this week to Devereux, a leading nonprofit behavioral health organization, to support transition to work curriculum at its schools for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and, behavioral and emotional challenges. The funds were contributed through Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program.


The donation will support the stability of Devereux’s Transition to Work Program at Devereux Pennsylvania Children’s Intellectual/Developmental Disability Services (CIDDS) and Devereux Pennsylvania Children’s Behavioral Health Services (CBHS). The transition-related educational curriculum is tailored to the unique needs of each individual, based upon his or her diagnosis and designed to develop skills essential to succeeding in an employment environment as an adult. More than 220 students, from 23 counties across Pennsylvania, have participated in Devereux programs to gain the strength and confidence needed to function and flourish in a professional work environment.


Devereux is one of the largest nonprofit providers of behavioral healthcare in the country, annually serving more than 15,000 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and behavioral health challenges in 11 states. Founded in 1912 by Helena Devereux, it operates a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of individuals and families every year. It also focuses on research-based prevention initiatives that help children and adolescents develop resilience and strong emotional and social health. Devereux empowers children and adults with intellectual, emotional, developmental, and behavioral challenges to lead fulfilling and rewarding lives.


WellPet is home to the family of premium pet food brands including Wellness, Old Mother Hubbard, Eagle Pack and Holistic Select. It has a long history of delivering on the promise of making the healthiest natural products for pets.

With over 100 years of combined experience in making natural pet food, WellPet delivers an unwavering commitment to nutritional innovation and product quality.


Through careful oversight and an unwavering devotion to quality, WellPet produces natural pet food that is safe, wholesome and beneficial to pets’ health and wellbeing. WellPet considers the environment in which our diets are being produced as critical, which is why we have expanded production at our own Mishawaka, Indiana facility. With this expansion, WellPet will bring the vast majority of its production into its own facility to directly control the stringent manufacturing standards and rigorous testing procedures that ensure the quality of the food.