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Things have really been tough for a lot of people the last couple of years, and I would like to recognize all of you that have done something to make life a little better for someone else.  I'd l
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Re: Charities

posted at 3/1/2011 7:01 PM EST
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Gale, Your message about adopting from a shelter is so true.  I wish everyone would adopt a pet from a shelter.  The last two cats that I adopted were from a shelter.  We decided to adopt an older cat because we thought they would have a harder time getting adopted and we wanted to give them a nice home.  They have been great cats and they have brought such joy to our family.
Posted by debbie b


Hi Debbie,I have always adopted from the APL,unless a stray entered into my life.I have found many cats and dogs and if I couldn't keep them I always found good homes for them.

Re: Charities

posted at 3/2/2011 12:16 AM EST
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I just had my little dog Rocky put down and we took him to our local Animal Protective League.This is where he was adopted.I felt this was a better choice than even our vet.The money we spent will be used for other animals in need.I will adopt another puppy from there as soon as the weather breaks and we can go down and look.I would like to say if you are looking for an addition to your family why not a second hand puppy or kitty,they are sitting and waiting for you to come down and take them home.I saw a poster on the wall down there and it brought tears to my eyes ,it read"Adopt a dog and change two lives forever" isn't that the truth.
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Gale:  So sorry to hear about little Rocky.  I know how difficult it is.  My brother recently lost his dog and it is very upsetting.

Marie F.

Re: Charities

posted at 3/2/2011 5:27 AM EST
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First: 10/2/2008
Last: 10/4/2013
I am a member of our local humane society, and we give to BMDMI which is Baptist Medical Dental International based in Hattiesburg, MS.  We were short-term missionaries when we lived in Alabama, and we were connected to them.  Also I donate to Joyce Meyer Ministries.

Re: Charities

posted at 4/17/2011 9:30 AM EDT
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I like to support charities for animals, the Arthritis  Foundation,  and St. Jude.  Of course there are others too - like the Salvation Army which are quite worthy.

Re: Charities

posted at 4/17/2011 10:00 AM EDT
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First: 10/8/2010
Last: 3/29/2013
I donate to Goodwill, just packed up four boxes of clothing which was too big for me, plus some sheets and kitchen items.  My daugher and I each purchase a new coat for the annual Coats for Kids campaign, and I "adopt" a child through the police department, partnered with Head Start and buy that child the Christmas gifts on his/her list (they are allowed to request clothing, plus one wished for toy, book or movie.)  For obvious reasons, we never actually meet the child.
I also donate to our local Humane Society, and volunteer for a basset hound rescue as a foster home.  Their logo says, "100% recycled basset hounds."  I like that! 
By the way, check with your local shelters before giving.  For example, at OAHS, they no longer will accept newspaper - due to the types of cages/kennels they now use, newspaper is unnecessary.  Also, the bowls/dishes they use are all metal - easiest to disinfect.  However, they DO use small paper plates a lot for various reasons (ie putting medicine into soft food to make it easier to pill a cat or dog.) They also are always in need of small animal bedding and food.  It's a big yes on towels - lots of them!!!
As a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts, I always buy lots of cookies, and donate to Poppy Day, Salvation Army, etc. - all the folks who are standing in the cold with their donation cans...I help with the American Cancer Society addressing envelopes in the neighborhood, and have my grocery store customer cards linked to local charities so they get a donation when I shop there. 
Thanks to all of you who do so much!

Re: Charities

posted at 4/21/2011 8:59 PM EDT
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This is just a little thing that I do,my boys are both grown,but I do save the box tops for education and give them to a friend who's child is in grade school.Each one is worth ten cents,every little bit helps they go to purchase things for the school.I hope that everyone would do this it goes for our future generation and God knows these kids can use all the help they can get.Thank you and God Bless You!

Re: Charities

posted at 4/22/2011 1:42 AM EDT
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First: 8/9/2008
Last: 6/11/2013
We give money to our church, donate to Amvets, animal shelters, American Cancer Society,
Boy Scouts, and Friends of Cats.

When I lived in MI, I was volunteer leader for Boy Scouts for 12 years, raised money for United
Way, donated blood, Sunday School teacher, gave money to VFW, DAV, and money to our
church.
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