Pets of the Homeless Has Holiday Wish of Helping
3.5 million Americans are homeless. Between 5 and 10 percent of homeless people have dogs and/or cats. In some areas of the country, the rate is as high as 24 percent. During the holiday season, cold winter weather and loss of hope during a time of giving pose additional hardships for the homeless population. And for their pets living on the street, they will need the extra calories from food during the winter months to keep warm.
Homelessness continues to be a national issue. In 2006, Genevieve Frederick founded Pets of the Homeless, a volunteer-based organization that offers animals the food their owners cannot provide. The organization garnered nonprofit status in 2008.
Pets of the Homeless’ mission is simple – to feed and provide basic veterinary care to pets of homeless people in the United States and Canada.
Pets of the Homeless is busy promoting to veterinarians and pet-related businesses the importance of joining the organization as a donation site, and campaigning to food distributing organizations the importance of providing pet food to the less fortunate.
Since 2008, donations have surpassed 442 tons of pet food delivered to food banks via the network of donation sites across the country.
To reach its goal in 2016, Pets of the Homeless will need another 24,000 pounds of pet food donated and $43,000 raised nationally. They are actively seeking donations to assist homeless people and their pets.
“Eighty seven cents out of every dollar donated goes directly to our free programs,” said Frederick. “For homeless people with pets, many are forced to choose between their pet or a roof over their head. These pets are non judgmental, provide love, comfort and an emotional bond of loyalty. In some cases, they provide the homeless with protection and also keep them warm. During the holidays, giving human food to local food banks is great, but remember that Fido and Kitty need assistance too.”
In 2016 to-date, 384 pets have been treated for an illness or injury at a cost of over $78,000 to hospitals across the country. Pets of the Homeless’ emergency veterinary care program is the most costly, yet is offered free to homeless guardians of pets. In total, Pets of the Homeless has provided more than $418,000 in veterinary care to more than 14,000 pets of the people they serve.
There are more than 434 donation sites nationwide. To donate to Pets of the Homeless, visit petsofthehomeless.org.
About Pets of the Homeless:
Pets of the Homeless believes in the healing power of companion pets and of the human-animal bond which is very important in the lives of many homeless. They find solace, protection and companionship through their pets. They care for their pets on limited resources so they themselves have less. The task, nationwide, is to feed and provide basic emergency veterinary care to their pets and thus relieve the anguish and an
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Beauty Gifts That Help Charities
Is it me or are beauty enthusiast some of the hardest people to gift? They already have everything! Take it from a recovering beauty addict, you can never have enough products. Why not give a gift that keeps on giving? GLOW for a cause is an amazing beauty company that not only has some of the best perfumes and skincare products available, but they also donate 5% of all proceeds to six fantastic charities!With natural ingredients like coconut oil, jojoba oil, and Vitamin E, your skin will radiate a healthy glow while providing the nourishment it needs to stay vibrant. Each GLOW for a cause product is made with care because they know the importance of high-quality ingredients Their products are clean, natural, cruelty-free, made in the USA, and some are even vegan!
GLOW for a cause Gifts Include:
Look as great as you feel with each of the GLOW for a cause products this year and give the gift of beauty to your loved ones! Giving the gift of GLOW for a cause will not only make your family and friends happy, but it will help one of the multiple charities they support as well!
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About GLOW for a cause
GLOW for a cause is a beauty company unlike any other. What started out as a quest to create the purest and highest quality body care products and soy candles has evolved into a glowing movement. Founded by artist, teacher, and skin care maven, Johanna Querry Smith, GLOW for a cause is a passion project that makes both people and the world just a little more beautiful. GLOW for a cause products are made from the finest and purest ingredients available. Every time you buy a GLOW for a cause product, you are not only pampering yourself, you are giving back 5% to our partner non-profit organizations. Now that’s beauty that GLOWS on the inside and out.
A Sweet Evening @TheDoeFund
On Thursday, March 7, the Doe Fun held it’s second annual sweet: New York, which featured sweet treats and savory eats from New York City’s top restaurants, including the Doe Fund’s very own Culinary Arts Program.
WHAT The Doe Fund Presents sweet: New York With Music By DJ Chelsea Leyland
WHEN Thursday, March 7 6-10 pm
WHERE Classic Car Club SoHo
PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS Tao, Lavo, BLT Prime, Magnolia Bakery, Smorgas, The Dalloway, Lady M Confections, Fatty Cakes, Pescatore, Hernan, West 3rd Common, City Chef Catering, The Cupcake Bartender, Terri Organic, Girasole, Kopali Organics, Orient Express, Baked by Melissa
COCKTAILS SPONSORED BY Flora Springs, Fox Run Vineyards, Spud Vodka, Great Brewers, Sierra Nevada, Smuttynose, Polaris Wines – Nandu & Heritance, New York Distilling Company
CELEBRITY GUESTS Jessica White (Model) Claire Robinson (The Food Network) Chef Madison Cowan (The Food Network) Steve & Wendy Madden Derek Warburton (Stylist) Ramona Singer (Real Housewives of New York) Cynthia Bailey (Real Housewives of Atlanta) Katherine LaNasa (NBC’s Deception) DJ Hesta Prynn Kim Stolz (America’s Next Top Model) Amanda Leigh Dunn (The Real L Word) Juddy Talt (Language of a Broken Heart)
Find out more on http://www.facebook.com/TheDoeFund
The @rachelsin Charity Shopping Event
Christmas time is coming and it’s time to give back.
Rachel Sin is having a Charity Shopping Event from November 24th to November 26th at Homegrown Boutique (16 Cumberland Street, Lower Level). Donate a new or gently used dress and receive $100 off the purchase of a Rachel Sin Dress.
All dresses will be donated to Dress for Success Toronto. They provide low income women with professional attire and career development tools that are needed to succeed. They are also accepting professional women’s clothing, purses, footwear and accessories. However, they ask that all donations are dry cleaned or laundered and brought in a garment bag.
Come out, its great to give back and get something nice in return too.
Congo Classrooms Interviews
As promised here are some interviews from the Congo Classrooms for A Brighter Future benefit concert.
Melanie Durrant –
Glenn Lewis –
Check them out and show your support to @misskayceeleigh or subscribe to youtube.com/kayceeleigh1
Hot For Hope
I think you all should get your tickets for this event. It’s for a great cause and I do think it will be an amazing event!!!
Shop Socials presents Hot For Hope, an opportunity to spa and shop in support of Japan.
Join us at Iyashi Bedrock Spa where we’ll try out the newest ancient Japanese treatment to hit North America at this one-of-a-kind spa on the Yonge & Eg strip.
$30 VIP tickets include:
*30 min. Ganbanyoku hot rock bathing therapy
*Free beauty and skincare services
*Swag from our generous sponsors
100% proceeds for the evening will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross.
To BUY your tickets visit: here
There is only 40 VIP tickets due to treatment capacity, however, participating area retailers will stay open for shop socialites to enjoy a mini shop crawl at I Heart Accessories and C’est Une Beaute.
Saturday is going to be a busy night!!