Monday, January 30, 2012

Some of My Favorite Blogs Pt. 2

This week I am going to talk about more of my favorite blogs, but this week it is all about the inspirational blogs I love to read!

Ashley over at The Shine Project is amazing!  This is one of my favorite quotes she wrote talking about her life. "If you're in too much of a rush to enjoy the small moments that matter, at the end of the day you're left with a bunch of meaningless events." LOVE IT!  If you are not familiar with The Shine Project, head over there right now and help Ashley make a difference! 
 Here is a small taste of what Ashley does.  The Shine Project is a non-profit organization that raises money for inner city high school students, while getting them involved in service in their community.

                                                    Here is how I found out I could help!

                    The CHANGE4CHANGE campaign.  All money collected will help inner city high school students afford their first year of college. Pledge to throw your leftover change in a jar until you've collected $100, and it will be put directly into The Shine Project Scholarship Fund.If you are interested in having a Change for Change jar, email Ashley at

She has a video on her page that really shows you even the smallest act of kindness can make a difference in someone's life!  Watch it HERE

How cool would it be to do something like this in your community?!?!? I think it needs to happen!  Please go to her blog and help in anyway you can!

This next blog is about animal rescue. I feel so strongly about supporting Animal Rescues! 

A Place to Bark is a private No Kill Shelter. They work with both Animal Control and the Humane Societies. They get animals from high kill shelters, foster them, work with them, rehabilitate them, and then work with the humane society to adopt the animals out. It is a wonderful thing! Be sure to go to there website and read all about it. Hopefully it will inspire you like it has me. 
In our local paper this week, it had an article about the local Animal Control Supervisor getting laid off due to "budget cuts". It talked about how the Shelter was once funded  around $300,000.00 a year to run and then it got cut to $75,000.00. and now this year they say there will be ZERO funding! How sad it is that, to think about the animals that will now suffer because of a humans mistake. 
  I have always had a dream to open my own shelter, I just had no idea where to start. So now thanks to reading this blog. I know exactly where I am going to start. 1 animal at a time! 

 A Place To Bark is a temporary home, a foster facility that provides quarantine, full vet care, rehab & training to help adoptable animals further in the adoption process. All animals rescued are spay/neutered to reduce the future population & by saving existing lives, their program encompasses all vital actions needed to benefit the pets in need.

Check out their facebook page and website.

See what you can do to help. Or Donate to your local shelter. Here is a link to Rogue Valley Humane Society.
Give what you can to help a local dog in need! 

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