“Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That's the problem.” ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
San Francisco, California (PRWEB) November 28, 2016
Meet Suraj. Suraj means "sun" in Hindi. Suraj was rescued off the streets of Dharamsala, India by Dharamsala Animal Rescue. The staff chose this name for him because even though he has mange and is skinny as can be, he still has a sunny disposition. He greets everyone with his beautiful eyes and a wagging tail.
The Gates Foundation has partnered with Dharamsala Animal Rescue for #GivingTuesday 2016, a global giving movement that has been driven by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. Since its founding in 2012, millions of people have come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live.
After two days for getting deals – Black Friday and Cyber Monday –#GivingTuesday is a day for giving back. In dozens of towns, cities, regions and states from Alaska to Maine, and Charlotte NC to Dallas TX, people are embracing this day as an opportunity to raise money for local nonprofits, schools and arts organizations; run food and clothing drives; teach children about philanthropy; encourage acts of kindness; collaborate with their neighbors; and celebrate generosity.
In 2015, nonprofits raised more than $117 million online on #GivingTuesday to help make the world a better place in countless ways. Much more was generated offline and through donations of time and other resources. People participated in #GivingTuesday activities in 71 countries around the globe last year, and this year, participating countries include Australia, Brazil, Kenya, Slovenia, Tanzania, the UK and more.
This year, donations will be matched by 50% with a little help from The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation:
Shweta Kanwar, Social Media Manager asks, "Why can't the world be all about love and giving."
Dharamsala Animal Rescue was founded in 2008 and is a registered 501c3. Dharamsala Animal Rescue has been working to improve the lives of dogs living on the streets of Dharamsala while inspiring more compassionate behavior towards stray dogs in the community. Click HERE the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will match your donation.
Help Decrease Suffering and Increase Compassion on Giving Tuesday 2016.