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Friday, July 31

Help Get Books into the Hands of Children in Need

Recently, an inspiring story went viral regarding a 12-year-old boy named Mathew Flores asking his mail carrier for extra junk mail to read. The boy explained that he did not have any books and his family could not afford transportation to the library. He was eager to read anything. Thanks to the kindness of the mail carrier and his post on social media, that young boy has since received hundreds of books.

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Thursday, July 30

13 Unique Animals to Celebrate 13 Years of The Animal Rescue Site

GreaterGood.org is celebrating The Animal Rescue Site’s 13th anniversary. During this time, countless animals’ lives have been saved. Thanks to your clicks, purchases, and donations, animals around the world have been rescued, fed, and housed through The Animal Rescue Site’s programs.

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Wednesday, July 29

6 Ways Goats Are Helping Families in Rwanda

In the landlocked African country of Rwanda, weaving cooperatives have been established to help disadvantaged women after the devastating 1994 genocide left them as widows, single mothers, and teenage orphaned girls. Weaving beautiful baskets to export has created new economic opportunities to begin lifting themselves out of poverty. An additional step in assisting these weaving communities is providing families with goats. These animals are valuable assets for a variety of reasons.

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Tuesday, July 28

WildCare Foundation in Urgent Need of Additional Incubators

Oklahoma’s wildlife are particularly vulnerable to the fierce storms that roll through the state. Young animals have an especially difficult time surviving in the aftermath. Fortunately, first responders and good Samaritans who stumble upon any of these babies will often choose to bring them to the safe haven of the WildCare Foundation.

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Thursday, July 23

Getting Healthcare to the Most Vulnerable Children in Haiti

Located in the Caribbean just Southeast of Cuba, Haiti is the small country on the western half of the island Hispaniola. With nearly 60% of the population living under the poverty line of $2.44 per day, it is the poorest country in the Americas and one of the poorest in the world.

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Wednesday, July 22

You Made this New Dog Hospital Possible

There are some parts of the world where it has become a social norm to treat animals in absolutely horrific ways. Fortunately, the Soi Dog Foundation has been diligently working in countries like Thailand to end these cruel practices, while also tending to the sick, injured, and abused cats and dogs. Thanks to generous supporters like you, the organization has been able to take great strides in improving animal welfare in Southeast Asia.

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Tuesday, July 21

New Mobile Elephant Ambulance Successfully Arrived in Jaipur

We recently shared about the need for a custom-made mobile emergency unit that would be used by Humane Society International’s (HSI) Jaipur Elephant Welfare (JEWEL) Program to treat sick and injured captive elephants in Jaipur, India. Thanks to your generosity, the two-wheeled elephant ambulance arrived last month!

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Friday, July 17

Honoring the Memory of One Incredible First Grader

On December 14, 2012, Catherine Violet Hubbard was a first grader at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Sadly, her young life was lost during the tragic event that took place that day. Through their grief, her family has chosen to honor her memory by creating the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary. The facility will be a safe-haven for animals in need, and fulfill the vision of an innocent child who loved all animals.

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Thursday, July 16

Fighting Hunger by Replenishing the Soil in Uganda

The landlocked country of Uganda, located in East Africa, is one of the poorest nations in the world. With nearly 38% of the population living on less than $1.25 per day, poverty and hunger remains a significant issue. This problem has been compounded as trees across rural areas of Uganda get cut down at an alarming rate. Because of the rampant deforestation, along with charcoal burning and other unsustainable agricultural practices, the soil has become degraded and now lacks proper nutrients to support the growth of much needed crops.

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Wednesday, July 15

How Rain Gardens are Preventing Polluted Runoff in the Puget Sound

As rain water runs off the sidewalks and streets of the metropolitan areas of the Puget Sound, it collects dangerous toxins from these surfaces and runs unfiltered into the waterways. Known as urban runoff, this is the biggest source of pollution to water in the area.

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