Melissa Emerzian wanted to teach her nine-year-old daughter, Kate, the importance of giving back to the community, so she and Kate joined RedRover’s family of On-Call Angels in 2015. After reviewing several RedRover Relief cases, Kate got to choose the pet she wanted to personally help.
Here is what Kate had to say about her experience of giving back as an On-Call Angel:
How does RedRover Readers make an impact? Here's one teacher's inspiring story:
By Beth Gammie, RedRover Director of Field Services
I am here on the ground in Vero Beach, Florida, along with volunteer Team Leader Andy Bass, helping take care of dogs rescued from the dog meat trade in South Korea. The Humane Society of Vero Beach is graciously hosting these dogs, and is even taken on placing approximately 20 of these dogs.
When teachers like Susan Kosko, a Reading Support teacher in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, use the RedRover Readers program, they see amazing things happen.
“My students learn valuable lessons from your books," Susan tells us. "They approach challenging subject matters in an age-appropriate manner. RedRover Readers provides teachers with the tools to address animal cruelty in a kid-friendly manner."
Joe was the smallest of five kittens when Karen rescued the whole litter from an abandoned barn and adopted them into her family. As a single mom working three jobs, Karen is so grateful for the joy the cats bring to her and her son, especially when things get tough.
This year, in honor of our 30th anniversary, pets of RedRover staff got in on the New Year's resolution fun with a few goals of their own:
Still looking for a resolution? Help animals all year long by becoming a FurEver Friend.
Pets don't fare much better than people in the cold. With heavy rains, snow and low temperatures this winter, RedRover wants to remind you of a few tips to help keep your furry family members safe and warm.
By Karly Noel, RedRover Director of Education and Outreach
Have you ever noticed that when you think about something often enough, you start seeing examples of it everywhere? For instance, when I was trying to decide if I should sell my old red Honda Accord, I saw that car everywhere I went...or when I was pregnant and it seemed like the only people out and about were mothers with their young babies.
It’s the season of giving, and books can be a magical way to share the gifts of awareness and empathy. The RedRover staff has come together to compile a list of our favorite books that would make great gifts. We hope you and the loved ones on your gift list enjoy RedRover’s recommended books!
By RedRover Director of Education and Outreach Karly Noel
You were so generous on #GivingTuesday, a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season that encourages charitable activities to support nonprofit organizations.