Charity Spotlight BIG CAT RESCUE
We recently discovered the admirable work of Big Cat Rescue when one of our client’s requested the donation we were making on their behalf, go to this charity based near Tampa, Florida. Big Cat Rescue began their efforts in November, 1992, and is one of the world’s largest accredited sanctuaries for exotic cats. Their mission is to provide the best home possible for the cats in their care, end abuse of big cats in captivity, and prevent extinction of big cats in the wild. Home to lions, tigers, bobcats, cougars, servals, caracals, jaguar and other species, Big Cat Rescue has saved scores of exotic cats, most of which have been abandoned, abused, orphaned, saved from being turned into fur coats, or retired from performing acts. Their goal is for donors to find their gifts to them to be among the most satisfying they make by accomplishing their mission in the most financially responsible manner possible. They consistently receive Charity Navigator’s highest 4 star rating, and are in the top 1% of nonprofits who have received Charity Navigator’s perfect numerical score of 100. To learn more about Big Cat Rescue or how you can help, please visit their website at bigcatrescue.org
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ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER
Like many of you, we had items hanging in our closets that we knew others could benefit from, but not sure where to take them. So, we did some research and discovered St. Joseph the Worker. Their objective is to help their clients, typically homeless or those on welfare programs, to be prepared for the workforce, and doing so with pride is an important component to their philosophy. All of the clothing donated should be gently used, freshly drycleaned or laundered, and free from stains or disrepair. The Phoenix location is set up like a store to allow clients to shop for what they need. This location caters specifically to business wear for clients who are interviewing or entering the workforce. Clothing is displayed artfully, grouped by size and clothing type, folded, or hanging on racks, just as they would in any other shopping environment. There are two private dressing rooms and mirrors, so clients can try on clothing. Staff is on hand to assist with sizes or creating outfits, providing thoughtful assistance and another opportunity for learning. It looks like a boutique clothing store down to neatly styled mannequins showing fashionable options, inviting wallpaper and modern light fixtures.