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Wedding Favors? In lieu of favors, why not donate to your favorite charity!

I was coming home the other night and there he was again, the Tri-Color Collie that I have seen all summer.  My heart sank.   All I could think of, is that it is so cold and the poor thing is so scared, he just runs.  I leave food out down by the barn but I am not really sure if he eats it, or the raccoons eat it.  I guess it just makes me feel better trying to do something.   I sponsor a dog every year for the Humane Society of Central Illinois, I wish I could just find that magic wand that could make all things good.  But I can’t.  What I can do is encourage others,I can encourage you to help.

That’s it, how can we be part of a solution even if it is small. 

I thought I should include  alternatives to favors.  I am not saying that favors are not a nice gesture but honestly do you really think people want another little tiny frame with your picture.  I am sure they love you but really.   Who needs another piece of candy, how many people do you know are trying to lose ten pounds anyway.  So why not take the several hundred dollars you will spend and give it to a cause where it will actually make a difference and actually be appreciated.

We have had several weddings where the couples had given to P.A.W.SThe Chicago Humane Society, WWF-The Word Wildlife Organization to save the Polar Bears.  Personally, I think it is a great idea.   So, I thought about it and  I did a little investigating and found a few ideas for you.

The first one I thought of was Angel Heart Farm    

Angel Hear Farm

The love from an animal may not cure cancer but they give a child what medicine cannot.

Angel Heart Farm is a spot on earth where humans and animals benefit from each other.    Founded and operated by Tracy Kujawa, a horse lover and cancer survivor, Angel Heart Farm was built on the power and support given to Tracy by her beloved Arabian mare, Khuryia, during her life-threatening illness.  We know Tracy personally, go figure she’s a horse person.  She is one of the kindest people I have ever had the privilege of meeting.  She has given everything, and I mean everything she owns in behalf of these kids.  I cannot begin to tell you the many stories that she has told us, where I could do nothing but cry and admire her ability to hold a child’s hand while they are dying.  She has even brought a Pony into the hospital to see one of her terminally ill kids.  Her love and devotion for these children is beyond dedication.  I had to tell you about her and how you can help.  It is a small program and your donation would make a difference.

Make sure you have a tissue when you watch this clip, I guarantee it will make you cry.

“Have you ever heard of a horse having the power to put a
cancer patient’s disease into remission?
At Angel Heart Farms, the love of a horse could be a life-changing experience.”

Angel Heart Farm enriches the lives of children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses including: all Cancers, Brain Tumors, Arthritis, Diabetes, Gastrointestinal Disease, Heart and Liver Disease and Transplant, Hemophilia, Kidney Disease, Sickle Cell Anemia, Immunology Deficiencies/HIV and any other life-threatening illnesses referred by a physician.

For information on how to donate to Angel Heart Farm contact Tracy at

 PO Box 11652

 Lexington KY 40511

(615) 566-4976

Help a Homeless Pet  There are over 170,000 Dogs  and 160,000 cats on that need homes. 

The Foundation helps homeless pets by saving lives through adoptions, helping shelters prepare for and recover from disaster and working to make shelters across the country more sustainable.

The Foundation helps support thousands of animal welfare organization that are members of The Foundation provides direct funding as well as training and education and grants of equipment and supplies so that hundreds of thousands of homeless pets have happier lives and so that the thousands of shelter and rescue folks who work with them can better perform their jobs.

Sassy Dog that needs our help

Can you help Sassy?

 More about Sassy-help needed.Pet ID: 2009-787OK



So if you find in it in your heart, help someone who needs it.

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