Doing Good By Giving Back - A Recap of 2018 donations
I did a horrible job of updating you on the different charities we donated to last year. And I'm sorry for that! (If you're new around here or didn't know we donate, read more here.) Just because I wasn't updating frequently, does NOT mean I stopped giving. Donations were still made almost every month and and I'm happy to share that we donated just over $550 to such great causes! To some that might not seem like a lot for the whole year and I wish I could give more, but my shop is small and the income fluctuates greatly, so please keep that in mind! ;)
So I just wanted to shine a little spotlight on the amazing organization's we helped last year. I urge you to check some of these great causes out... and maybe add one or two to your giving list! ;)
House With A Heart
A senior pet sanctuary for dogs who have lost their families and homes because of their advanced age and various medical conditions. Once a dog became a resident, it would have a loving home for life. Animals are provided with a comfortable home environment, healthcare and wellness screenings, grassy fields (fenced yard) on a two-acre property to roam and play on and LOTS of love!
Saint Francis Service Dogs
Assisting children and adults with disabilities become more independent and self-sufficient through a partnership with a professionally trained service dog. It takes two years and costs up to $25,000 to train one service dog and Saint Francis absorbs this cost and does not charge for service dogs. Saint Francis Service Dogs is accredited by Assistance Dogs International.
Oldies But Goodies Cocker Spaniel Rescue
An all-volunteer, non-profit rescue (VA/D.C. area) dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homeing cocker spaniels and spaniel mixes of all ages and health conditions. (donated twice)
Abandoned Angels Cocker Spaniel Rescue
Another awesome non-profit organization (NYC area) dedicated to the rescue and re-homing of cocker spaniels and other dogs in need of loving forever homes.
Blue Line Bears
Started by the daughter of a police officer with the goal is to help the children of fallen officers. Uniform shirts are cut, sewn and stuffed into a teddy bear keepsake, providing a tangible reminder of their loved one. Each bear is given a St. Michael medal and blessed by a priest before being mailed to the family - all of this is done at no expense to the family.
Feeding body and soul by providing professionally prepared, restaurant quality meals for victims, volunteers and first responders in national emergencies and natural disasters. (donated twice)
Surfrider Foundation - OBX Chapter
81 chapters in 10 regions with 1 mission: to help keep our water clean and beaches healthy. The OBX chapter is focused on issues like banning plastic bags and trying to stop offshore drilling.
Mount Kilauea Volcano Eruption
I picked a 3 different (verified) GoFundMe campaigns to help support those affected by Hawaii’s volcano eruption. We donated to an animal rescue and two personal recovery campaigns.
And the giving will continue in 2019! Causes near and dear to my heart like cancer research and a fallen officer foundation will be on the list! And of course dog rescues! ;)
It really feels good when I make these donations! And I will try and be better at updating you when donations are made! It doesn't matter how big or small the amount, every little bit helps and I'm sure these organizations appreciate every penny they get!