Thursday, August 1, 2013

Cherish Kids

A belief that every child is a gift from God and deserves to be cared for and cherished is the reason that Cherish Kids exists. They work to improve the quality of life for children who find themselves orphaned or displaced. The vision of Cherish Kids is to make a difference in the lives of children in crisis by collaborating with state, counties, churches and adoption agency leaders.
As a non-profit organization, Cherish Kids is committed to a threefold mission that is as follows:

1.     RAISE AWARENESS of the needs of children in crisis locally, statewide and around the world.
2.     OFFER RESOURCES by providing credible information and guidance to families and individuals who desire to help.
3.     PROVIDE SUPPORT by assisting children in crisis with essential needs and providing financial, emotional and spiritual support to families and individuals in their effort to foster and adopt.

There are many ways to help this Springfield Difference Maker. You can volunteer, attend events, foster, and more. There are resources and more for you to learn about Cherish Kids at their website. Hear the full interview that aired on 88.3 The Wind. 

Killuminati Foundation

The Killuminati Foundation was established the fall of 2008 in Southwest Missouri. Their founder, Jeanna Callahan, knew that it would be impossible to save every life but made it a priority to focus on the lives that Killuminati could save. No matter the breed, age, size, etc. the foundation has worked hard to save hundreds of lives in just a few short years through rescue and their vet assistance program.

The Killuminati Foundation is named for a very special rescue dog who passed before her time, but  touched the hearts of many. Her name was Nati / Lil’ Mama and is short for the word Killuminati and comes from the African philosophy meaning change for the better – continually striving to be better. Killuminati Foundation is a tribute to Nati’s memory – but the word also represents their focus – CHANGE.

While unforeseen vet assistance is the main financial focus, they also work with area rescue groups to promote adoption. Education is another pillar Killuminati as founded on. They work with the community to teach the importance of animal welfare, proper vet care, training needs, and help families stay with their pets throughout life's trials and tribulations. They have partnered with various groups for educational program like the Boys & Girls Club, Girl Scouts of America, and the Library Center. Killuminati believes this cause belongs to the community and hopes you will make it your personal cause too and get involved. 

Learn more now at: The Killuminati Foundation  website.