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We love all dogs, not just our own.
“That’s why, when we learned that up to 4,000,000 dogs are euthanized every year in the US and Canada simply because of a lack of room and food, we had to do something. Plus One is an innovative way to help provide dog rescues with a sustainable supply of food in order to help them foster a dog until a good home is found. But we need your help to make it work.” quoted from the Plus One Movement
My son and I were out shopping for dog biscuits this week and I came across a unique box that caught my eye for good reason. It’s tagline in bold letters was “Buy for One, Care for Two.”
The Darford dog food company started it’s very own movement to help feed abandon and rescued dogs in North America. One of the biggest challenges rescue organizations face is the ability to feed the thousands of homeless dogs. The One Plus Movement makes it easy to give.
You have 2 ways you can give a food donation:
1) As you can see from the picture the box of dog treats we purchased comes with a small bag of dog food attached directly to the box. You buy the treats and donate the food into a drop box that is provided by Darfood at the time of purchase. You can easily find participating stores from their site.
2) Enter the bar code of your purchase onto the Darford site and they will make a donation on your behalf.
Over 66,000 meals have been donated to date.
In our case the store we purchased the treats in did not have a donation box so my son and I decided we would take a little trip to our local SPCA and donated not only the small bag of food provided on the box but the entire box of dog biscuits to go with it.
Thanks Darford for the inspiration to give!
If you love dogs share your story with us on how you have given back to a dog!
Time Commitment: 1/2 hour
Skateboarding, biking, watching TV, soccer, ballet, softball or just hanging with your friends? Do you even remember?
Did you have a passion? Did you know what you wanted to be when you grew up?
Did you want to create positive change in the world? Did you try to impact millions?
Meet Mac. Passion, Commitment & a clear Focus at the age of 12 and…..
He’s changing the world.
Day 336: Give 336
- Homelessness in youth (supporting Convenant House)
- Pink Shirt Day Campaign: Anti Bullying in schools
- Vancouver the Great: A reminder of the good that came from the Vancouver riots (video featured)
“The point of my videos is not about me or how many views I can on YouTube but to bring awareness to these causes because we all have family and we are all affected in one way or another. I have been asked by three different teachers, from three different schools if I could come in and talk to the students, show my films and answer questions. My plan is to ask the students if they could each bring in a loonie and at the end of my presentation the kids can choose where they would like their donation to go.” quoted from 316Mackie.com
Mac, I will be your first loonie donation. In fact I will be sending you 10 loonies to begin your awareness campaign.
It was an honour to meet Mac and share his story with you. We can all give to Mac today by showing him support for his passion. Watch his videos and share them.
Let’s encourage the youth of today to step up and be part of the change. Mac has the ability to not only create impact through his videos but to influence his piers which in turn creates the ripple effect that will make the next generation aware of the every day issues that effect us all.
Time Commitment: 15 minutes to watch and favourite Mac’s videos
Cost: 10 loonies to get Mac’s campaign started
The countdown is on! Exactly 30 days to completing 365 days of giving. I’m excited to be almost finished this journey. With just 30 days left I have some “gives” I really want to complete to help bring awareness to organizations that truly deserve it. Today is one of those days. 50cents.Period.
Day 335: Give 335
I could put a warning on this post saying it’s for women only but everyone needs to understand the challenges women go through all over the world each month when they get their menstruation. Yes, their period. Shhhh – don’t say it to loud someone may hear you!
All over the world the word “period” has been made into a bad word. As young girls we are taught to suck it up, take some Midol and just pretend it’s not happening. It’s not discussed in mixed company. It’s meant for a girl chat only. In many places around the world companies have given us every luxury to help keep the “situation” under control each month.
What if you lived in a rural place in the world where buying tampons or pads (other words we don’t say out loud!) was not as easy as popping down to a 7eleven when you weren’t prepared. What if getting the basic protection needed was not available or even worse – not affordable.
How would you function each and every month?
- Would you miss work?
- Would you miss a date?
- Would you miss school?
Girls around the world miss school for this exact reason. One week every month because they don’t have the protection they need to sit on a classroom. If there is one thing I have learned over the last 335 days it is this. Educate all the women of the world and there will be a dramatic positive change.
Should getting your period hold women back from the education that could help “be the change we want to see in the world?”
50cents.Period. founded by the Women in Red are a group of dedicated women that believe “girls must not have their educations and life opportunities curtailed because of their inability to have access to these fundamental supplies.”
How can you help? 50cents goes a long way in India. “50 cents buys a month of sanitary supplies and an uninterrupted education.”
- $5 sponsors 10 girls for one month
- $10 sponsors 20 girls for one month
- $25 provides supplies for 50 girls for one month
- $50 sponsors a rural High School, averaging 100 girl students for one month
- $600 provides sanitary supplies for one school for an entire year
- $1,000 will build a basic toilet
Could you imagine your child not having a toilet at their school? I don’t have an extra $1000 I can donate today to build a toilet but I can do something. I made a donation today that will make an impact. Do you have $5.00 or $10.00 you can donate? From the facts above you know what an impact it will make to another women in the world.
Time Commitment: 1 minute to online donate