WOOF: Your Path to Wellness, Opportunities, and Overcoming Obstacles

We are paws-itively thrilled to announce the launch of a new program designed to support you on your personal and professional journeys: the Wellness, Opportunities, and Obstacles Fund (WOOF). WOOF is an employee assistance program created to provide financial assistance for your healthy endeavors, education, and unexpected expenses. We believe that investing in your well-being and growth will not only benefit you as an individual but also contribute to our collective success as a pack.

What is WOOF?

WOOF, standing for Wellness, Opportunities, and Obstacles Fund, is a unique program aimed at empowering our dedicated employees like you. Through WOOF, you can apply for funds to support a wide range of initiatives, including:

• Wellness Pursuits: Whether it's participating in 5ks, marathons, yoga classes, or other activities that promote a healthy lifestyle, WOOF is here to help you fetch your wellness goals.

• Educational Advancement: We believe in the power of knowledge and growth. WOOF offers financial assistance for scholarships, classes, workshops, or certifications that can give you a new "leash" on life and open doors to new opportunities.

• Unexpected Expenses: Life is full of surprises, and we understand that unexpected financial "ruff" patches can arise. WOOF is here to lend a helping paw during those challenging times, providing a safety net for unforeseen expenses.

How does WOOF work?

To be eligible for WOOF, you must have been employed at Poogan's Hospitality for a minimum of 180 days. Once you meet this requirement, you can apply for grants using the application at the bottom of this page. The application process is simple and user-friendly, allowing you to submit your requests effortlessly.

The WOOF program operates on a rolling basis, meaning there is no set deadline for grant applications. A special committee has been formed to carefully review and evaluate each submission, ensuring fair and equitable distribution of funds. We are committed to making the decision-making process transparent and timely, so you can expect prompt responses regarding your grant application.

Where does the funding come from?

The funds for WOOF are generated through a unique initiative at our restaurants—a select cocktail crafted specifically to support this program. By enjoying this special cocktail, our patrons contribute directly to the WOOF fund, creating a sustainable source of support for our employees.

We encourage you to spread the word about WOOF to our guests, friends, and families, as their participation will further strengthen the resources available through this program.

Investing in Your Success

At Poogan's Hospitality, we value your well-being and personal growth. WOOF embodies our commitment to providing you with the support and opportunities you deserve. Through this program, we aim to foster a culture that values health, education, and empowerment.

We believe that together, we can overcome obstacles, seize opportunities, and celebrate milestones on your journey to success.

If you have any questions about WOOF or the application process, please don't hesitate to reach out to our dedicated WOOF team at woof@pooganshospitality.com

Thank you for being an integral part of our team, and we look forward to supporting you through the Wellness, Opportunities, and Obstacles Fund (WOOF)!