It took no time to enter the Challenge. Nor did I hesitate for deciding on 2 causes: Hoop Dreams Scholarship Fund (www.hoopdreams.org) and The Washington Animal Rescue League (www.WARL.org).
Hoop Dreams, founded by Susie Kay whom I met a few years ago, has truly inspired our community to mentor and raise money for higher education for children in the DC schools. Can you imagine that since 1996, over 800 scholarships have been awarded!
If you are an animal lover, The Washington Animal Rescue League, the premiere animal rescue group, has since its inception in 1914, been progressive in policy and practice. WARL shelter is a national model in the care and treatment of animals with its facilities especially designed to promote the health and well-being of animals and provide a positive environment for potential adopters to meet and greet their new companions. An excellent and professionally managed facility, it provides low-cost or free veterinary services to animals. Homeless animals get daily care and socialization while living in glass doggie dens or kitty condos. Any potential adopter receives a WARL home visit before adoption. WARL has recently expanded its facilities to accommodate even more homeless pets. Your donations are well utilized.
Please take the time to donate $10. to either and preferably, both of these Hoop Dreams and Washington Animal Rescue League through the links provided below before Jan. 31 at 3 p.m.
To donate to Hoop Dreams Scholarship Fund:
To donate to The Washington Animal Rescue League:
Network for Good accepts credit card or PAYPAL contributions. It's fast, easy & secure.
And, to show the true spirit of social networking let's win this competition and keep the DC-based Case Foundation award "local". By all means, PLEASE FORWARD this to friends, business associates, and family. Every man, woman, and child (over 13) makes a difference. My hope is to reach 1000 donations per charity-- but if we can inspire 500 unique donations per charity that will be a success.
For more information go to their websites and/or click through to the donation link and view their videos.
Note: While family members or staff of Hoop Dreams or The Washington Animal Rescue League donation will certainly be welcomed, these donations will not be eligible toward The Parade Magazine, America's Giving Challenge.