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Using a wide variety of dried fruit (figs, dates, apples, raisin, etc.), cherrios, and natural hemp string, we made about 60 necklaces. These were sent to Chimps, Inc, a chimpanzee sanctuary in Bend, Oregon.
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We will do send out a Survey Monkey to members of our community to evaluate their knowledge about the dangers of pesticides and hormones in our children's diets. We will assess how children feel eating a typical diet that contains GMO's, hormones, and pesticide treated fruits and vegetables. We will educate the families to change their food purchases and eating habits. At the end of our campaign we would resend the survey to evaluate the change in knowledge as well as the change in health of the members.
Greece
15 dogs found new homes!
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Project Narrative: In my children’s chapter book Mr. Grumbles, a kitten is abandoned beside the road at a driveway to a house. He has to deal with the weather, other animals living in the front yard, and finding food. His survival is up to him until humans of the house take him in. My audience for this of this book is parents reading to their children, Level 3: Transitional Reader - Second Grade: 7-8 Year Old Readers, and up. This children’s chapter book is meant to help children with their reading skills and literacy levels. Public relations activities for my children’s book will include use of Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other social networks; posters and flyers for use at book fairs and festivals; and news releases to entertainment media. Here is the timeline for completion of my children’s book Mr. Grumbles: A stray kitten ended up in my family’s front yard in 2009. I spent most of that spring trying to catch him, and succeeded on June 4, 2009. My mother named him Guy Noir after a character from A Prairie Home Companion. I wrote an animation script, which I converted to a children’s book with the help of Diana Epelbaum (copy editor) and Mustafaa El-Attiq Ali (proofreader) in the summer of 2013. From a posting on VolunteerMatch, I met Susan C. Vergalla (proofreader) in the summer 2015. After meeting Nancy McBride through WIFT, her daughter Celestial McBride helped do a reedit on the nearly complete book in the fall of 2018. I had to come up with a creative name for the book. Guy Noir grumbles when he eats, sleeps, plays, and purrs, I gave him the nickname Mr. Grumbles. In January of 2015, after searching far and wide from different countries and states, I finally found my illustrator, Stephanie Richoll (www.stephaniericholl.tumblr.com). On June 28, 2017, because grant writing and fund raising is a lot harder than it looks. I replaced Ms. Richoll with Wendy J.B. Rowe (https://www.facebook.com/WendyJBRowe/). In June of 2018, Wendy J.B. Rowe had leave the project for family reasons. We are working on looking for a new illustrator. Budget: My budget for this children’s book is $10,000. I will seek the funds from small and large grants and private sources. I will compile an Excel spreadsheet to keep track of expenses as I disburse them during all phases of the project. Fundraising Strategy: I’m continuing to seek suitable grant providers through personal contacts and Internet research (including membership on e-newsletter lists of funding sources) for the additional funding. My fiscal sponsor for this project is From the Heart Productions (http://www.fromtheheartproductions.com) and (https://fromtheheartproductions.networkforgood.com/projects/10335-books-mr-grumbles). In September of 2018 I secured a Florida-based fiscal sponsor, Anchor Vision Partners (www.anchorvisionpartners.org/), which will enable me to apply for State of Florida grants. Other Information: The funds will be used for illustrations, author/illustrator photo headshot, and PR of the children’s book Mr. Grumbles. I plan to donate signed books and/or signed posters to kitten/cat rescue groups for them to auction off at their fund-raising events. Also, I plan to team up with kitten/cat rescue groups to do book readings at pet stores on days they are holding kitten or cat adoption events. Other readings will happen at libraries, and neighborhood community centers such as The Barnyard in Miami’s Coconut Grove section (http://coconutgrovecares.org/). I will use these book readings to help children with their reading and teach them about what happens to abandoned kittens and cats. If possible, I will have The Cat Network or other kitten/cat rescue groups there, too. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mr-Grumbles/744246918938363 Web site: https://twitter.com/grumbles_mr
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The students will help the Pickens County Animal Shelter vaccinate stray and roaming animals. This will teach the youth about the importance of vaccines, how to give a vaccine and will help make all of Pickens County a safer place for both people and animals.
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The Day of Human-Animal Interactions (#DHAI) event is organized outdoor in the Campus of Veterinary Medicine School in Cluj-Napoca and it aims to promote the idea of humane education in Romania, by bringing together more than 150 undergraduate and master students in Psychology, Biology and Veterinary Medicine, alongside with experts in the area of human-animal interactions (including animal-assisted therapy), representatives of local NGOs in the fields of animal rescue and inclusive services for persons with special needs, as well as members of the local community, i.e. children with their pets (and family members). Based on the huge participation rate to the indoor version of the event (28th of February 2019), we expect more than 2000 attendees to #DHAI event on the 1st of June, as well as a very high visibility in the local and national media. The main objective of the #DHAI event is to promote the responsible ownership and to facilitate the development of favorable attitudes toward animals and nature, by involving the community members in a series of activities, such as: free counseling on the management of human-animal interactions, dog-dancing, free therapeutic interactions with dogs and horses, free riding lessons for children, educational workshops on adoption and rehabilitation of animals, sensorial exercises with animals, meaningful and thematic face-painting, guided interactions with seeing-eye dogs, agility exercises with dogs, free guided visits of the Parasitology Department, Aquarium and Emergency Veterinary Clinique, and workshops on the needs of companion animals (including exotic pets). The entrance to the event is free. The event is organized on volunteering bases, with no particular funds to support it. More details on the agenda of the event are presented here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1366426793506508/?active_tab=about
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We wish to begin this project at the end of May. Initially, we plan to build lifted beds and pallet gardens made from recycled wooden pallets. We then plan on planting late-summer vegetables and herbs that are appropriate to our USDA Plant Hardiness Zone (Zone 7). During this time, we will also begin composting, using waste from the rescue and any other waste from volunteers or participants. We aim to have the garden and composting system fully up and running by the end of June. Classes will be held on a weekly basis. We will do community outreach via Facebook, Instagram, and flyers.
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Volunteers for the non-profit animal rescue shelter in town called Adopt-A-Dog and participate in the fundraising event called "Putting on the Dog".
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We will bake 50 homemade dog treats and sell them at our local dog park.
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We used old T-Shirts and weaved them into dog toys.

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