Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Feed the Birds Selling Reusable Shopping Bags to Raise Funds for the Croton Arboretum (click on the photo)

Feed the Birds, the local source for everything related to wild-birds, as well as unique, American-made gift items, is supporting the Croton Arboretum through the sale of reusable shopping bags emblazoned with the organization’s logo and the words “We Support the Croton Arboretum.” Feed the Birds is selling the bags for $6.00 each and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Arboretum.

The Kelly green reusable shopping bags are made of Non-Woven Polypropylene (NWPP), a remarkable technological fabric that is recyclable, non-toxic, non-allergenic, and machine washable. They can be purchased at Feed the Birds, 326 South Riverside Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.

The Croton Arboretum and Sanctuary, Inc. is a volunteer, non-profit organization that provides environmental stewardship for 20+ acres of wetlands and woods at the Jane E. Lytle Arboretum in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. The shopping bag project began as a result of the organization’s appeal for funds after being hit hard financially by the cost of last year’s Halloween snowstorm. The Arboretum was closed for seven months and clean-up cost more than $14,000—using funds that would otherwise have gone to improving the boardwalk and trails, much-needed planting projects and educational programs.

“One of the reasons we opened Feed the Birds in Croton was the area’s strong interest in nature-related activities,” said store owner Rob Armanini. “Being the local nature shop, one of the obvious things for us to do was join the Arboretum. We quickly realized they are funded entirely by donations, and the importance of those donations became even more evident when several storms caused some significant damage last fall. We wanted to help, in an on-going capacity and we’re proud to be supporting Croton's very own natural treasure."
Marc Cheshire
cell phone: 914-482-4299

FEED THE BIRDS, 326 S. RIVERSIDE AVE., 914-862-4700 

Updated: Thank you from the Croton Arboretum  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/02/a-special-thank-you-to-feed-birds-ehtan.html


  1. Very generous and a prime example why there should be less complaining and more support for the businesses we do have and all that they do for our community.

  2. Very cool Rob.
    The hummingbird lady.

  3. What a nice thing to do.