Non-profit organizations and service clubs get a big boost for their causes from appearing in the Rose Parade. The reward to them is not a trophy (though that’s nice), but bringing attention to the missions their volunteers and staff work so hard to support.
Six organizations who did not win trophies in the 2014 Rose Parade, but whose projects are worth noting, are presented in the list attached to this article. Those organizations are
- City of Hope, a research center and hospital specializing in cancer and diabetes
- K9s4COPs, which raises funds to provide dogs to law enforcement agencies (for a
- Kiwanis International, a service club devoted to children
- Beverly Hills Pet Care Foundation, dedicated to the rescue, care, spay/neuter and adoption of homeless pets
- Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee, Inc., representing Rotary International’s commitment to stamp out polio around the world
- Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Rose Float Corporation, representing the relief, educational, ecological and medical projects funded by Odd Fellows and Rebekahs.
Funds for their Rose Parade floats do not come out of donations to the organizations; the fundraising committees receive separate donations for the entries.
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