by, Kelly Behr
Native Foods Cafe
It is that time of the month again for Native Community Days. We look so forward to helping local organizations who work so hard in our communities.
This month we are featuring our newest dessert on the menu, the Sticky Toffee Cake. It is available FREE today and tomorrow with purchase of an entree, side and Native drink.
So do not get stuck without trying this delicious dessert, I know these groups will appreciate it!
LA, Orange County and Palm Springs stores are helping
A Home Forever Rescue on Tuesday
We rescue abused, abandoned, neglected, and stray dogs who find themselves in over-crowded county animal shelters and at risk of being euthanized for space, cost, behavior, or medical conditions. We save hundreds of dogs from OC Animal Care every year, more than any other registered Adoption Partner.
We depend on foster homes to care for dogs until suitable forever homes are found.
HOBY- High O'Brien Youth Leadership on Wednesday
HOBY programs provide youth selected by their schools to participate in unique leadership training, service-learning and motivation-building experiences. HOBY also provides adults with opportunities to make a significant impact on the lives of youth by volunteering. Over 4,000 committed HOBY volunteers plan and execute the programs each year, serving both at the local HOBY affiliate level and on HOBY’s Board of Trustees. Due to the selfless efforts of volunteers and the contributions of generous donors, nearly 9,500 students participate in HOBY programs annually.
Wee Companions on Tuesday
Our mission is to rescue guinea pigs, rats, hamsters, and other small exotic mammals from shelters, places of abandonment, and from persons relinquishing their pets. Whenever possible, we offer a safe house to these animals, irrespective of age, temperament, or health status. These animals will receive veterinary care and socialization in the hopes that they will be placed in a "forever" home. Animals given Sanctuary Status will be placed in our Foster Care Network to live out their lives in comfort and with love. We are also focused on educating foster parents, school children and others on the care, feeding and prevention of unwanted litters of these animals.
Community Resource Center on Wendesday
Our comprehensive Food Programs serve more than 11,000 low-income and episodically homeless individuals (including domestic violence victims) in coastal North County San Diego every year. These programs help individuals and families in need avoid hunger while dramatically reducing the financial stress on households struggling to stabilize.
Center for Ethical Science on Tuesday
The Center For Ethical Science is a non-profit animal advocacy organization dedicated to educating the public on the vast amount of invasive animal research and testing that goes on every day, how their tax dollars pay for much of it and what they can do to help eliminate it. There are much more effective and humane ways to search for cures to disease and protect the public from the dangers of household products and cosmetics. We also are dedicated to promoting ways to prevent disease such as a healthy diet and lifestyle, which is the best way to avoid illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, etc.
A Just Harvest on Wednesday
Our mission is to fight poverty and hunger in the Rogers Park and greater Chicago community by providing nutritious meals daily while cultivating community and economic development and organizing across racial, cultural, and socio-economic lines in order to create a more just society.
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon on Tuesday
The Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon is a trap-neuter-return (TNR) program for feral and stray cats living in Oregon and SW Washington. The goal of the program is to reduce suffering for existing feral cats and prevent the births and suffering of future generations. The program's services are targeted for feral cats who have caregivers feeding them. The caregivers trap the cats, bring them to a clinic, and return the cats to where they are being fed with a commitment to feed the cat(s) on a permanent basis.
The Nature Conservancy on Wednesday
In Oregon, The Nature Conservancy owns or manages 49 nature preservesand has helped protect over 500,000 acres of important habitat.
No Kill Colorado on Tuesday
No Kill Colorado is an organization working to improve the Animal Shelter system in Colorado. Tens of thousands of pets are killed each year in Colorado because of the lack of life saving programs that can be implemented without additional cost, and possibly adding revenue to the current funds provided to municipal shelters.
The purpose of No Kill Colorado is to facilitate a Colorado where every shelter is open admission and saves more than 90% of the animals in their care. No Kill Colorado's intent is to create, provide and share the necessary resources, education and options to stop the euthanasia of homeless pets in Colorado shelters.
Community Food Share on Wednesday
We collect donated food from many sources, and store the donated food in our warehouse where it is sorted, packaged, and checked for spoilage. Approximately 50 local human service agencies rely on us for free food to pass on to their clients. We also operate programs like the Feeding Families program which provides free food to families with school-children living in poverty.