Thursday, June 2, 2016

Charities of the Month: The Humane Society and St. Jude Children's Hospital

Charity of the Month is a way Team Tizzel is helping to support some very worthy organizations. As part of this program, we will dedicate a post to a charity that we will sponsor through the month by donating Holly's training run money.

May: In May we supported our friend Amanda in her fundraising efforts for The Children's Hospital at Montefiore in New York. The hospital is a leader in cutting-edge technology and provides excellent service to what would traditionally be an underserved area of the city. We will donate $125 to help fund research efforts.

June's Charities of the Month:

The Humane Society of the United States / St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

For the first time we are doing a double charity month to honor the memory of a woman whom recently passed away after a long battle with breast cancer. Michelle Roe was the wife of Dave's friend (and former boss) Jim. They bravely tried everything to beat the disease and never gave up. She passed away several days before her eldest daughter's college graduation. Their other daughter is still in high school.

Michelle requested memorial donations to for St Jude's and/or The Humane Society. St. Jude has been a Charity of the Month several times so we assume you are familiar with their great work. The Humane Society is a first-timer on our list. From their website:

Founded in 1954, The Humane Society of the United States celebrates animals and confronts cruelty—to all animals, not just dogs and cats. We take on the biggest transformational fights to stop large-scale cruelties, such as animal fighting, puppy mills, factory farming, and the wildlife trade. We will pass anti-cruelty laws in every nation, end extreme confinement of farm animals in cages, stop cosmetic testing on animals, halt cruelty to wildlife, and transform the landscape for pets in poverty. We and our affiliates also care for more than 100,000 animals each year, through our rescue teams, sanctuaries and wildlife centers, free veterinary care for low-income pet owners, and other life-saving programs. The HSUS is approved by the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance for all 20 standards for charity accountability, and was named by Worth Magazine as one of the 10 most fiscally responsible charities.

We invite everyone to make a donation to either organization in her honor by using the links below:

The Humane Society

St. Jude


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