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A Home For Big Boy
We wanted to let you know of the awesome news that Big Boy has been adopted and now has the forever home that he so richly deserves. Congratulations to Big Boy and his new dad!
Editor-in-Chief Checks In: DONOR RULES
Well, Hello there, I'm Benji and I'm the Editor-In-Chief for Dogs on Death Row. I'm here to tell you that you have choices within your employee charitable contributions program.
Many of you reading this are part of the Combined Federal Campaign. You can choose the charity of your choice. Mom explained to me (quite confusing even for a dog of my intelligence) that many corporations only allow you to give to some guy called United Way. But Mom said that people work really hard for their money and should be allowed to give to the charities of their choice, not the company's choice. Now some of you might want to give to cancer charities, or children's charities or (hint, hint!) Dogs on Death Row. (Mom said I shouldn't be so self-serving!) So maybe it's an environmental charity, religious, or community charity. Bottom line, it's your money and you should decide who gets it.
In fairness, I should point out that depending on the United Way where you live you can earmark your gift to support a particular charity of your choice. But there's a catch; many of them require your gift to be a "health or human service" charity. They will NOT honor your instructions to send your gift to a dog rescue charity. They will keep your money for charities they choose instead of yours, often, without notifying you.
Big part, get ready, here's my challenge to you. If your company says you can only give to United Way go to the top! Contact the president! Tell them that if they trust you to make decisions for the company they should trust you to make decisions about a charity. Well, Mom says maybe it would be better to start with the human resources people. (Is there a canine resource department?)
Make your donations go to the charity of your choice! Even if it's not mine...MAKE IT YOURS!
Benji, Editor & Chief, DODR.org