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  • Rescue those in need
    Remember to Donate for the Animals All Year Long
    A Story from the PastIn 1953 the world was simple yet very matter-of-fact. People were important, animals were simply pets to keep or discard at will. The no-kill concept of today did not exist. Best Friends Animal Sanctuary was a non-entity....
  • Bo, a recently rescued dog
    Donating to an animal rescue group? Read this!
    Rescuing animals can be big money. The way reputable rescues do it, it's big money that they spend. For example, a rescue in Missouri takes in almost all the dogs at risk of euthanasia and vets them. At times, their vet bill is up to $10,000 -...
  • Romeo and Juliet need rescue and donations
    Rottie and a Chihuahua, a bonded pair need help now
    Romeo, a huge, handsome rottie, and his very best friend Juliet, a dainty little golden Chihuahua, were in an overflowing city pound. They were separated because of their size and sex differences. And Juliet was miserable, crying for her friend;...
  • Everyone wins with Family Shelter Service
    Everyone wins with Family Shelter Service
    This Sunday is a special occasion for Family Shelter Service or FSS. For two years in a row, they have been the lucky recipients of the products left over from the Housewares Show that takes place annually in Downtown Chicago. On Sunday, the...
  • Lenten almsgiving service projects
    Lenten almsgiving service project with social studies, math lessons
    I homeschooled our children, our Catholic Lenten lesson plans centered on prayer, fasting and almsgiving, in solidarity with the poor and imitation of our Lord Jesus. A favorite Lenten service project was to help with church missions for our twin...
  • New York isn't happy with Taylor Swift
    New York isn't happy with Taylor Swift
    Taylor Swift makes the news often for doing good things for people- be it her fans, or the public school system of New York City. Usually Taylor's gestures are met with glee, but today after she wrote a $50,000 check to New York City Public...
  • Pajama Drive
    Donate to the Family-to-Family Pajama Drive for children in need
    There’s nothing more comforting than cozy pajamas, but children in need often go to bed without these basics. Family-to-Family, a non-profit, grassroots hunger and poverty relief organization dedicated to providing food and other basic life...
  • Puck
    Dine at the first Feasting for Felines of 2015
    If you’re looking to give back more in 2015, then the Cat Care Society in Lakewood has a delicious opportunity for you. On Saturday, January 18, is the first Feasting for Felines of the new year and it will be held at Trattoria Stella...
  • Pit Bull Terrier Often an Abandoned Pet
    Help “Best Friends” Tell the Vicktory Dogs Story
    Most of you are probably familiar with Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and their no kill policy. In a recent article on the Pit Bull breed, its origin and current status, we established that the Pit Bull in and of itself can actually be a loving and...
  • Embassy Suites Resort donates $50,000 in goods to FL rescues & charities
    Embassy Suites Resort donates $50,000 in goods to FL rescues & charities
    On Dec. 30, management of Embassy Suites Resort, Lake Buena Vista, in Orlando Fla., estimated that over $50,000 in material donations had been distributed by the Resort over the course of the month to local animal rescue groups and charities. Here...
  • Good deeds go a long way in Houston during holidays
    Good deeds go a long way in Houston during holidays
    The 2014 holiday season for giving was a good one for Houston residents when it came to the generosity of others.SHOES FOR KIDS:For the sixth consecutive year, national footwear retailer Rack Room Shoes and community volunteers committed their...
  • Donate your tree
    Christmas trees for big cats
    The Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary would like your live Christmas Tree once you are done with it.Don’t throw away your Christmas tree, donate it!"Our big cats love to play with Christmas trees! Just like some house cats, big cats...
  • Florida DEP employees share holiday cheer with those less fortunate
    Florida DEP employees share holiday cheer with those less fortunate
    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) employees spread holiday cheer with those less fortunate this year. Several individual division and district offices organized collection drives to support gift drives in their areas.&ldquo...
  • Campaigning for Universal Access to Health Care (UAHC) in India – some experiences
    AID Boston fundraiser invites holiday gift-giving
    AID Boston announced its annual fundraiser, One For India (OFI), earlier this month, inviting donations that will support the organization's work in India. OFIoffers an opportunity for more meaningful gift-giving this holiday season through...
  • The Parish of Sts. Francis and Clare
    When Churches have to ask for money
    With the proliferation of mega-churches and televangelists, religion and church seem to be all about making money. In 1987, Oral Roberts claimed that God wanted him to raise money and that Oral would die if the money was not raised. Every Church,...
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