On Valentine’s Day, five members of Team Dogeared gave something even better than flowers and candy—they volunteered their time at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Gardena! The ReStore sells new and used home furnishings and building materials to the public at great discounts. As volunteers, our team organized and moved merchandise to the sales floor and assisted customers. A big thank you to Francine, Irene, Deanna, Jackie & Markeesa for participating!
Our very own Elsa (along with over 200 other participants) donated 10 inches of hair to Locks of Love during a UCLA event last week! Elsa learned of the event thanks to her sister, who works at the campus.
Elsa, who grew her hair for one year in preparation, decided to donate simply because she wants to make the children who have lost their hair due to a illness happy. Prior to the event, she was a bit nervous but even more excited. Now she’s enjoying her new look… she feels great that she was able to help someone in need!
We think she looks beautiful before AND after! You rock, Elsa! :)
There’s no better time than the holidays to help our four-legged friends in need!
Dogeared team-member Alex, a major animal advocate, organized a donation drive to help support the L.A. County Animal Shelter in Downey—recognized as the most overpopulated shelter in the country. Thanks to generous contributions from the team, Alex was able to raise $300 in only one week! She used the money to purchase food, fleece blankets, toys and grooming supplies for the shelter animals.
Over the holiday weekend, Alex made several trips to the shelter to donate the haul! She was even given a tour of the facilities so she’d be able to see exactly where the donations would be used. Thank you, Alex, for your tireless efforts on behalf of these animals and thanks to Team Dogeared for helping to make it possible!