As the title suggests this post is not about basketball, football, or even Purdue at all, instead it’s something completely different. This post is about charity. I’ll be the first to admit I don’t do near enough work in the community. I wish I had more time/motivation/energy to go out and donate to so many of the great organizations that are out there in the community. I had the great opportunity to work for the United Way on a volunteer basis last year and really loved going out for them and helping to raise money. With that in mind my wife and I are currently working on a charitable effort for the Lafayette Humane Society and we need your help! Yes there are hundreds of worthy charities out there that deal with many important issues but the Lafayette Humane Society means something to us. Why would that be you ask? Well random blog reader who asks questions out loud as you read our blog I’m glad you asked.
My wife and I rescued this little dog (Ellie) 6 months ago today. For those of you who are curious she’s part Jack Russel and part Chinese Crested (we think). She’s been a great addition to our newlywed life. In March the Lafayette Humane Society has a Strike Out Suffering bowling event where teams are encouraged to raise money that will be put to good use saving the lives of those animals that end up at the Humane Society. Ellie was one such dog. We don’t know her exact story but she was abandoned one way or another at the Humane Society. Lucky for her (and us) she wasn’t there very long before we brought her into our home. There’s a website set-up to gather donations that you can take a look at. I understand money is tight and that everyone has charities that they would prefer to give to. If you choose not to give I won’t judge you at all (that you know of). My wife and I are trying to do our part for a group that has so touched our hearts. If you’re able to donate I would just like to say thank you. If not that’s certainly fine and I understand completely. If you’re an animal lover though I can’t say enough about the kindness, professionalism, and helpfulness of the folks at the Lafayette Humane Society. Thanks for listening and now back to watching the Michigan State vs. IU game.
“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” -Eleanor Roosevelt (Ellie’s namesake)