Our Hearts Are Heavy, Again…and Again
The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:
Only recently was she really letting go and proudly enjoying human interaction. Today, we’ll all grieve for what could have been, an exceptional, athletic, bold and brave life…that will never be. How? Why? We’ll never know. We only know this sweet girl was loved by many and will be missed by more.
Another special friend to remember!
Cupcake was everywhere, and she’d help herself to whatever was served to her….or she looked like it was served for her, good or bad. In time, she’d wander down to the barn and join a circle of friends as if she was participating in the conversation. Over the last few months she forged a special friendship with a new volunteer, Marina. It started with just a “bite”, and became a routine, it seemed a daily offering, not only from Marina, but from all the volunteers. Popcorn, Doritos, Sun Chips….all kinds of human foods, bought specially for Cupcake. Bags of chips had her name.
Employers Match Donations, Does Yours?
provides a $10 grant to a nonprofit per every volunteer hour by an employee, and matches funds dollar for dollar up to $5,000 per employee or retiree.
Microsoft provides a $17 grant to a nonprofit per every hour volunteered by an employee.
Apple provides a $25 grant to a nonprofit per every volunteer hour by an employee, and matches funds dollar for dollar up to $10,000 per employee.
Verizon provides a $750 grant to a nonprofit when an employee volunteers for 50+ hours.
- State Farm provides a $500 grant nonprofit when an employee volunteers for+ 40 hours.
- Others top 20 matching gift and/or volunteer grant companies include
- Home Depot
- JP Morgan
- Soros Fund Management
- BP (British Petroleum)
- Gap Corporation
- State Street Corporation
- Johnson & Johnson
- Outerwall (CoinStar and RedBox)
- Time Warner and subsidiaries
- and more