On Valentine’s Day, five members of Team Dogeared gave something even better than flowers and candy—they volunteered their time at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Gardena! The ReStore sells new and used home furnishings and building materials to the public at great discounts. As volunteers, our team organized and moved merchandise to the sales floor and assisted customers. A big thank you to Francine, Irene, Deanna, Jackie & Markeesa for participating!
Dogeared team-member Alex, a major animal advocate, organized a donation drive to help support the L.A. County Animal Shelter in Downey—recognized as the most overpopulated shelter in the country. Thanks to generous contributions from the team, Alex was able to raise $300 in only one week! She used the money to purchase food, fleece blankets, toys and grooming supplies for the shelter animals.
Dogeared was thrilled to take part in the 3rd annual 46 Mommas Shave for the Brave event in Hollywood! These brave mommas (and other family members) gathered to shave their heads to raise money, build awareness and be advocates for children who have battled cancer.
Dogeared is constantly learning about the flow of karma in our lives. Case in point: we have worked closely with One Voice, an L.A. based nonprofit, since 1991. One Voice provides assistance to low-income families, including scholarship assistance to young adults in need. In 1992, Leticia, who came from a family of 11, was one of the first recipients of a One Voice scholarship. No one in Leticia’s family had been to college before – yet this bright and determined young woman attended Wellesley College thanks to this remarkable program. One Voice contacted Leticia, and recently, Dogeared received a surprise visit from her. It was a delight to learn that she is the mother to two children and works as a guidance counselor in Torrance – now helping other young adults prepare for their futures. Leticia has come full circle…and we’re privileged and proud to be part of such an outstanding human being’s journey.