GlobalGiving Project of the Month Club

Jul 2, 2012

Project of the Month Update: July 2012

Dear Project of the Month Club,

We’re pleased to share with you that last month, you and 128 other Project of the Month Club members raised $3,716 for "Supplies For Baby Buggy Fatherhood Initiative," a project providing clothing, gear and products for children of low-income, non-custodial fathers enrolled in Baby Buggy fathering initiatives. 

Nura Poursharif, project leader, wanted to share with you that your generous donations are providing fathers approximately 30 cribs and 5,100 diapers, which will help keep their little ones safe and healthy.

To help celebrate America's Independence Day, we are excited to introduce to you July's Project of the Month, "War Vets Heal With The Help Of Shelter Dogs." One in four veterans who returns home from Iraq or Afghanistan will suffer from post-traumatic stress disorders, depression, or anxiety. Canines with a Cause brings together returned veterans and shelter dogs in a mutually beneficial training relationship. Spending time with a dog can lessen stress, so not only will veterans find relief from the dogs' companionship, shelter dogs' lives are saved by finding loving homes.

In addition to their daily project activities, this Colorado-based organization is currently struggling against the wildfires raging in its backyard. Cathy King, project leader for "War Vets Heal With The Help Of Shelter Dogs," writes that "it has been quite a challenge getting animals into safe places until their people can reclaim them. We're moving animals from shelters there to Utah and other states to make room for more intake."

Cathy wanted to share with you her message of thanks upon learning that she was selected to participate in the Project of the Month Club:
"Canines With a Cause would like to extend its gratitude for the opportunity to be Global Giving's Project of the Month. More than ever, our combat veterans are returning home to an environment where adjusting becomes difficult. They feel detached from their families, depressed and full of anxiety. CWAC trains and provides dogs to veterans in need of companionship, comfort and unconditional love. We currently are expanding our training program and will be able to bring more dogs into the program; your donation will allow us to spay/neuter, vaccinate, chip, board and prepare these dogs for their new lives, thus saving lives."

We are so grateful for your support, and hope that you are proud to know that you are providing a second chance of life and companionship to veterans and shelter dogs.

Thank you again for your kindness and generosity. Your support is having an earth-changing impact around the world.

Warm regards,
Mari and the GlobalGiving Team


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Washington, D.C., United States

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Britt Lake

Washington, DC United States

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