Spring has sprung and it’s a great time to get out and volunteer!
Help Make Wishes Come True. The Make-a-Wish Southern Florida 5K Walk for Wishes raised more than $225,000. Forty-five local children who are facing life-threatening conditions will have their wishes granted. Could anything be more powerful than this woman, quoted in the Sun-Sentinel story: “It reminds you that you’re not alone and that people care.” A Walk for Wishes is scheduled April 18 in Collier/Lee Counties. Contact http://wish.org/ to volunteer, learn about local chapters, or refer a child.
Meals on Wheels for Fido. It’s a terrible choice: Feed your beloved pet or buy your medication? Through Animeals, Meals on Wheels of Palm Beaches helps home-bound seniors feed their furry friends, perhaps freeing up funds for self-care. Read more about the SoFlo organization in the Sun-Sentinel. Initially funded by a grant from Banfield Charitable Trust, the organization is active all over the country and needs help. To find a local organization, search “animeals meals on wheels”; food, cash, and delivery assistance are all needed. To donate to Meals on Wheels, reach out to Meals on Wheels of America.
More on Banfield. The mission statement of Banfield Charitable Trust is, “Keeping Pets and Their People Together.” Banfield provides financial assistance to struggling pet families for emergency and preventive care. They also help hospice facilities integrate pet companionship during people’s last days. There are many ways to help. Like them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/banfield.charitable.trust