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Friday Oct 31

Giving Back

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"You must be the change you want to see in the world."

~Mahatma Gandhi~

                                                        
                             

Giving a tenth to charity is an age-old tradition, and here at demo dirt we believe in helping those in need as best as we can. Ten percent of net profits that demo dirt makes goes to the following charitable organizations:


The
A.P. John Institute for Cancer Research is a non-profit organization located in Greenwich, Connecticut. Angelo P. John, Sr., a cancer scientist specializing in molecular biology has invested more than forty-five years researching cancer treatment and prevention, founded the Institute in 1978. The Institute has been awarded the Humane Charity Seal of Approval
by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. For more information, click on http://www.apjohncancerinstitute.org/.


Be An Angel Fund was created in 1986 by a concerned parent that discovered the overwhelming needs of the multiply handicapped and profoundly deaf students at T.H.Rogers Elementary School. Twenty years later, Be An Angel serves thousands of children in the Houston area providing specialized programs, services and equipment. Be An Angel has been awarded the Humane Charity Seal of Approval by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Learn more at http://www.beanangel.org/.


Canine Assistants is a non-profit organization, founded in 1991, which trains and provides service dogs for children and adults with physical disabilities or other special needs. In addition to physically assisting those with disabilities, Canine Assistants service dogs are instrumental in removing many of the barriers faced by the disabled in today's society. One recipient made the value of this skill quite clear when asked by a reporter what she liked most about her service dog. Immediately, she responded, "My dog makes my wheelchair disappear." Find out more at http://www.canineassistants.org/.


Fisher House™ Foundation supports America's military in their time of need, providing "a home away from home" for hospitalized soldiers' family members.  Because members of the military and their families are stationed worldwide and must often travel great distances for specialized medical care, Fisher House donates "comfort homes," built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers, that enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful times—during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury. For more information, go to http://www.fisherhouse.org/.


The Healing Species
reaches high-risk children and teens with a message of hope and healing by implementing an eleven-week educational program incorporating the help of abused rescue dogs as examples to kids of the power of unconditional love. Even children who have never been nurtured can learn how to heal and then nurture others, thus intercepting the cycle of cruelty, abuse, and neglect. Research by the University of South Carolina, College of Social Work found that children who had participated in this program indicated lower rates of violent behavior, higher scores on standardized tests, lower rates of aggression, and increased rates of choice-making based on empathy. The Healing Species teaches that peace on Earth starts with how we treat the weakest or most voiceless among us. To learn more about this valuable program, please go to http://www.healingspecies.org/


The Humane Society of the United States is the nation's largest and most effective animal protection organization—backed by 10 million Americans, or one in every 30. Established in 1954, The HSUS seeks a humane and sustainable world for all animals—a world that will also benefit people. The HSUS is America's mainstream force against cruelty, exploitation and neglect, as well as the most trusted voice extolling the human-animal bond. To learn more, go to http://www.hsus.org/.


St. Charles Hospital was founded over 100 years ago, in February 1907, when four Sisters of the Order of the Daughters of Wisdom, accepted 24 homeless children with disabilities into their care. Much has changed over the past 100 years. St. Charles is now an acute care, 301-bed community hospital. Yet, there remains one constant and that is the Hospital's commitment to its founding mission of providing superior, comprehensive rehabilitative care to all in need. St. Charles remains the region's pre-eminent provider of quality rehabilitation and strives to enable patients to achieve their highest level of physical, emotional and social function. For more information on this non-profit hospital, go to http://www.stcharles.org/index.html


The World Society for the Protection of Animals has been promoting animal welfare for more than 25 years. Its work is concentrated in regions of the world where few, if any, measures exist to protect animals. WSPA’s work is focused on four priority animal welfare areas: companion animals, wildlife, farm animals, and animals affected by man-made or natural disasters. To learn more about the WSPA's many important projects, to go http://www.wspa-international.org/.




"Empathy is the most revolutionary emotion." 
  ~Gloria Steinem~







demo dirt recognizes that so many need so much, and that there are endless opportunities to help. Check this page again as we may update contributions and causes.
 

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