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Dialysis center donates to Friends of Folsom Zoo

By: Staff report
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DaVita Orangevale Dialysis, the kidney care division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., donated $1,000 to Friends of Folsom Zoo.

On Feb. 24, DaVita Orangevale Dialysis Center presented Friends of Folsom Zoo with a $1,000 check as part of the “DaVita Way of Giving,” the company’s local charitable giving initiative, which is distributing more than $1 million to help non-profit organizations throughout the United States grow and thrive.

Friends of Folsom Zoo is a nonprofit organization. The zoo has been operating since 1963 as an animal sanctuary, home to hundreds of critters including deer, wolves, tigers and bears. Their goal is to aid in the care and enrichment of the animals at the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary, according to organizers.

DaVita Orangevale Dialysis chose to donate to Friends of Folsom Zoo because of all the wonderful things they do for the animals, according to a press release issued by DaVita. In addition, the education given to the community about all of their different animals has enriched the lives of so many families over the past 50 years, the release states.

“It is truly a rewarding experience to donate to the Friends of Folsom Zoo,” said Christopher Greenhalgh, facility administrator. “Giving back to help preserve the animal sanctuary and enrich the lives of the animals is an exciting opportunity that we’re glad to be a part of.”

Becky Boone, of Friends of Folsom Zoo, said the DaVita contribution will go a long way to support their mission.

DaVita, a leading provider of kidney care services committed to improving the quality of life for those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), is dedicated to spreading ripples of citizen leadership through its Trilogy of Care – caring for its patients, caring for each other and caring for the world.