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Posted on 6/7/12 by Janelle Dixon
On June 14th, people across the nation will come together to raise money for their favorite local nonprofits as part of Razoo.com’s 24-hour online fundraising contest called Twive & Receive.
For this competition, bloggers and other social media influencers selected a nonprofit to fundraise for, on behalf of the city in which they live. Animal Humane Society is fortunate to be among the more than 30 Minnesota nonprofits selected for this special day of giving.
Longtime Animal Humane Society supporter, Dania Miwa has chosen to represent our organization and to rally her animal loving followers on Facebook and Twitter. You can read more about Dania’s motivation for representing Animal Humane Society in a recent interview with Pollen.
Every day I witness generosity like Dania’s, a true reflection of Minnesota’s strong philanthropic spirit. For me, it comes as no big surprise to learn that Minnesota has more participants in Twive and Receive than any other state. Time and again, Minnesotans have demonstrated a strong sense of giving to their community. This giving is especially touching for me as I get to see the direct impact donor support makes in the lives of people and animals every day -- animals like Jack.
Jack had the life every dog dreams of; a huge yard to chase his ball in, a bed big enough to support his 87 lb. frame and most importantly, a faithful person he knew would walk in the door at the end of every day.
But suddenly Jack’s life turned upside down. His owner became very ill and could no longer care for him and he was separated from the only life he knew. But because of our supporters, Jack had a safe place to go to receive the care he deserved and an opportunity to find a loving new home.
Today, Jack has a new family to love him and a lifetime of love to give back (not to mention a new big, warm bed).
Every Minnesota nonprofit has amazing stories like these to share, all due to the dedication of our extremely generous community. We look forward to witnessing many success stories made possible across Minnesota on June 14th.
Animal Humane Society is excited to join other Minnesota nonprofits in taking part in this challenge.
Janelle Dixon is the President and CEO of Animal Humane Society, a local nonprofit with five shelter locations in the Twin Cities. As the leading animal welfare organization in the Upper Midwest, Animal Humane Society is committed to engaging and serving local communities of people and animals and providing comprehensive programs and services to compassionately serve all of the stages of an animal’s life.