Friday, December 17, 2010

Small Hero Challenge!

                                                    Puppy arrives from San Fransisco!

Searching for Liberty wants us to do something to help people this Christmas season. Great idea! At work we have sponsored a family this Christmas. We fill up a basket or three with food and gifts. It's too bad we only seem to be concerned with those families at Christmas and not all year round.

I have the best "small heroes" around. Anyone who reads my blog knows that my family is a foster home for service dogs in training. We have done this for over 8 years, and many very special dogs have passed through our lives, and hopefully many more will grace our home with their barks, yelps and whines at 2 in the morning!

Right now we have two beautiful black labs sharing our lives. They are both from a San Fransisco seeing eye puppy breeding program, and this will be their first Christmas. These dogs are truly amazing in the way they change the lives of the disabled people they help. They are not just seeing eye dogs anymore, they also help handicapped people and lately autistic children are finding furry friends make their lives less scary.

What bothers me is that a charity like Dogs With Wings really struggles to get donations while organizations are pouring MILLIONS of dollars into the fake climate change debate. If those same organizations gave Dogs With Wings just 1 million, that would set them up for 20 years and hundreds of people in need of an assistance dog would lead better lives.

Does the Suzuki Foundation deserve a million dollar donation? What does the Suzuki Foundation actually do? I know what the assistance dogs do, what does the Suzuki Foundation do to help a poor person? Do they plant trees? Do they physically help preserve any land, air or water? Do they go to Haiti to help rebuild the country? Seriously, what do all the environmental charities actually do? Have they saved a polar bear from drowning? (joke) Have they cleaned up China's polluted air?  (no joke) All I see is them basking in the warm Mexican sun at a two week conference, that accomplishes nothing and helps no one. University activists getting a free trip to a two week party, paid for by taxpayers. The money spent by those activists could have sponsored HUNDREDS of assistance dogs for the handicapped. 

                                                 Digging up my carrots! Bad girls!

Think about it. Which charity is more deserving of your donation? Dogs With Wings or the Suzuki Foundation? My money goes to Dogs With Wings, so the dogs can fly to help people who need them. Thank goodness for the charities that actually help people.

10 comments:

Southern Quebec said...

Agree! How about all those churches,sitting with very expensive real estate, not paying any taxes. Boy, if they sold some of their properties, think of the amount of dogs that would support!

I forget again, why don't churches pay property taxes like the little people?

JR said...

Dogs With Wings or the Suzuki Foundation?

No contest. Donating to Suzuki is EVIL.

liberal supporter said...

Dogs With Wings or the Suzuki Foundation?
According to the government, neither. They reward contributing to political parties the most. Even Suzuki's advocacy work does more good than political parties, no?

Eskimo said...

L.S.

No.

Suzuki preys on the ignorant and gullible with doomsday shlock. He's not unlike the televangalists from the 80's. He scares the people into submission and declares the only path to salvation is if they send in their money. Suzuki preaches restraint for the masses, but doesn't practice what he preaches. How many houses does he have exactly? A modern-day Jim Baker. Yes JR, Suzuki is EVIL!

If you want bang for your buck, donate to small local charities like The Salvation Army, STARS ambulance (In Alberta). Keep your money away from the United Way and the Red Cross where up to half of your donation gets swallowed up in overhead, high priced executives and advertising.

Laurie Johnson said...

Hey Hunter, let me know how I can donate and how I can use my blog to further the cause. MONSTER

Laurie Johnson said...

I agree with Eskimo. donate to STARS not to the money traps like the WWF. How many lives have they saved. MONSTER

Laurie Johnson said...

Hey Hunter, let me know how I can donate and how I can use my blog to further the cause. MONSTER

Laurie Johnson said...

Hey Hunter, let me know how I can donate and how I can use my blog to further the cause. MONSTER

Laurie Johnson said...

Hey Hunter, let me know how I can donate and how I can use my blog to further the cause. MONSTER

Southern Quebec said...

Laurie:
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