“People have tons of passion around helping their furry friends,” said Emily Shannon, Executive Director of Social Capital. “We've wanted to throw a party that supported three animal-related causes for a long time.”
This Social Capital event raises money just like the preceding events—Social Capital lets attendees decide how much money they want to donate and choose what charity gets their donation. Attendees can learn about each charity while at the event and can donate as little or as much as they like. This method has proven successful in the past—attracting hundreds of people and raising thousands of dollars in a single night.
This model was born from the idea that there needed toeople to get involved in philanthropy in a simple, fun and affordable way.
“The very reason Social Capital exists is because we believe that social networks have power and that gatherings can create change,” said Shannon. “We serve the community with that in mind.”
Those interested in learning more about the upcoming event on February 23 are encouraged to visit http://www.iamsocialcapital.org or http://www.facebook.com/
iamsocialcapital for additional information.
About Social Capital
Social Capital is a Minneapolis-
Social Capital believes there is strength in numbers and that a fun night on the town can be a powerful way to do good and party with a purpose. In the end, everyone wins. Check out http://iamsocialcapital.org/
About Coco's Heart Dog and Cat Rescue of Minnesota
Coco’s Heart Dog Rescue (CHDR) is an effort grounded in love, dedication and determination. The dream of establishing this rescue started back in 2000 when a very special dog, Coco, passed away unexpectedly at age five. The loss inspired Coco’s owner, 12 year-old Ashley, to save other canine friends in his name.
In late 2009, the dream started to become a reality. Now a nonprofit organization, CHDR is 501 (c)3 status. The goal of the rescue is to have a facility to house 20 dogs at a time, foster home placement, provide preventative and medical care, basic grooming needs, microchip and a warm and welcoming shelter until a forever placement is secured. For more information, visit http://cocosheartdogrescue.org
About Helping Paws of Minnesota
The mission of Helping Paws is to further the independence of individuals with physical disabilities through the use of service dogs. Service dogs assist individuals with many tasks, enabling them to live more independent lives. Trained to pick up dropped objects, open and close doors, turn light switches on and off, and get the phone, these incredible dogs can pick up a dime, help their partner transfer into a wheelchair, and respond to a 78-word vocabulary. To learn more about how Helping Paws and the amazing service dogs they breed, train and place, visit http://www.helpingpaws.org
About Wags and Whiskers Animal Rescue of Minnesota
Wags and Whiskers Animal Rescue of MN is a volunteer run 501(c)(3), non-profit animal rescue organization dedicated to saving the lives of homeless animals and educating the community on responsible pet ownership. Wags and Whiskers does not have its own facility. Instead, all animals stay in foster homes (and occasionally boarding partners) while they wait to find their forever home. Because of this, Wags and Whiskers gets know the dogs' and cats' personalities very well and use this information to match them to an appropriate home. For more information on Wags and Whiskers, visit http://www.wagsmn.org