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Wednesday, January 6

Caring for the Vulnerable During COVID-19

As COVID-19 rages on in the United States, Greater Good Charities is working with partners all around the country to protect our most vulnerable populations. While we do not know the full effects of COVID-19, we know that by providing hand sanitizer to people experiencing homelessness and people living in interim housing sites that make social distancing difficult, we are significantly reducing the spread of COVID-19 among this vulnerable population.

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Monday, December 28

Chris Pratt and Greater Good Charities CEO Discuss Food Insecurity and COVID-19

This year, 1 in 4 kids in America this year may not know where their next meal is coming from. 40% of people seeking services from food banks are doing so for the first time. These are our neighbors, and they need us more than ever.

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Friday, December 4

A Turtle’s Rocky Point Rescue and Release

It was a cool October morning when local authorities found an olive ridley sea turtle at Playa Hermosa in Puerto Peñasco, Mexico. She had gone out at night to lay her eggs but was so fatigued that she was unable to return to sea.

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Friday, December 4

The Most Important GivingTuesday Yet

This year was the most important GivingTuesday yet. Find out why and how YOU helped people, pets, and the planet like never before.

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Monday, November 23

Riggs’s Road to Recovery

Healed and handsome once again, Riggs from Hawaii is ready for his next adventure!

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Tuesday, November 17

Winners Announced for Greater Good Charities and Wahl Dirty Dogs Contest!

To spotlight the positive effect that grooming can have on shelter dogs’ adoptability, Greater Good Charities and Wahl partnered for the ninth year.

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Monday, November 16

2020 Disaster Response: Wildfires & Hurricanes Compound the Challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic has continued, Greater Good Charities’ Disaster Response team has been called upon to respond to multiple natural disasters across the U.S. including devastating wildfires and hurricanes. During the second half of 2020, these natural disasters placed additional burdens on communities whose resources were already drained by the pandemic. Thanks to our partnership with PetSmart Charities®, we have been able to amplify our efforts to help communities in need during this challenging year.

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Thursday, November 5

Foster Hero Says Goodbye to Girly Before Flight Across the Pacific

As one serial foster mom explains, seeing a foster pet leave for their forever home is a bittersweet experience - even if you've done it 87 times before!

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Wednesday, November 4

Clear the Shelters Goes Virtual, Helps 130,000 Pets Find New Homes

For the second year in a row, Greater Good Charities teamed up with NBC- and Telemundo-owned stations for the nationwide pet adoption drive Clear the Shelters. This was the 6th year for the event.

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Monday, November 2

WATCH: Paws Across the Pacific, a Historic Pet Rescue Mission

This year Greater Good Charities partnered with Wings of Rescue and the John R. Peterson Foundation to launch Paws Across the Pacific in what would be the single largest pet airlift in history. On October 28, 2020, we flew nearly 600 dogs and cats from 6 shelters on 5 Hawaiian islands to Seattle, WA, where they would quickly find homes in the Pacific Northwest. Watch the journey here.

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