Every purchase you make in our store to get healthy, will help support a "Heart Happy" donation to one of our favorite charitable organizations!
Helping others is one of the ways we keep our "Heart Happy" and it has always been an important part of who we are both personally and professionally. That's why we have always been active in helping the communities we live and work in with local charity drives/projects as well as donating to the national 501(c)3 non-profit organizations that have deep meaning for us.
With deep gratitude and appreciation for all of our blessings, we have decided to expand our charitable donations in 2020 to include 501(c)3 organizations that are friends to the environment and the animals in addition to the military and first responder organizations that we have been supporting for the last 15 years or so. We will also be putting in place a new program where every week we will donate a portion of the previous weeks sales to one of these charities (charitable organization list is still evolving)!
Cards for Causes: We do not often send cards, but when we do, we have always used the fine cards offered from Cards for Causes. The cards we choose are made from recycled materials and 20% of every purchase goes to the charity of our choice which is imprinted inside the card.
Dolphin Project Ric O'Barry's: Dolphin's are right up there as one of Michele's absolute favorite of nature's creations. Growing up on the beaches of the East Coast USA, watching the dolphins ride the surf and follow the fishing boats waiting for some scraps to be thrown over she developed a true love for their beauty and intelligence. In 2020, we are adding Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project to our list of 501(c)3 organizations we support.
Georgia Aquarium: Growing up on the east coast of the US, I developed a love of the ocean and all things in it. Fascinated with dolphins, sharks, sand fiddlers and everything else. I found Georgia Aquarium while watching Animal Planet and really fell in love with how they work with the sea life. It was truly fascinating to watch them become friendly with the sting rays. Wow. In an effort to help them save our ocean friends and educate the public, we have added Georgia Aquarium to the list of 501(c)3 organizations we are donating to.
National Forest Foundation: We are proud to announce that we have joined the National Forest Foundation's Small Business Partnership program to help replant trees in areas of our National Forests that are in need.
The United States War Dogs Association: For those of you who have followed us on Facebook, you know how much we love dogs, horses and goats. We have "officially" been involved with large animal rescue since 2013 when we received tax exempt status for our own 501(c)3 organization: Angels Wings Animal Alliance. With Dr. Wong's history in the Marines, it's no surprise that we love the K-9's that work with our military and will be expanding our support for these organizations in 2020.
Operation Homefront: Dr. Wong is very proud of his service to the United States through his time in the Marine Corps. So, obviously we are dedicated to helping our military and Operation Homefront is one of the organizations we donate to. Here's an excerpt from their website: "Operation Homefront is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so they can thrive — not simply struggle to get by — in the communities they have worked so hard to protect. For over fifteen years, we have provided programs that offer: RELIEF (through Critical Financial Assistance and transitional housing programs)..."
Semper Fi Fund: Dr. Wong is very proud of his service to the United States through his time in the Marine Corps. So, obviously we are dedicated to helping our military and The Semper Fi Fund is one of the national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations we donate to. Here's an exerpt from their website: "We are one of America's highest rated charities, and we are dedicated to providing urgently needed resources and support for combat wounded, critically ill and catastrophically injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families."