GWIL2015 Nonprofit Profile: Thundering Paws Animal Sanctuary Reply

Week of Online Giving 2015 April 19-26

Week of Online Giving 2015
April 19-26

The 2015 Givin’ Where I’m Livin’ (GWIL) campaign provides support and publicity for local non-profit charitable organizations competing for GWIL matching funds during the campaign’s Week of Online Giving, April 19-26. Around Dripping Springs is pleased to feature this series of GWIL non-profit profiles to help publicize their unique missions to the community. We invite you to get to know these wonderful organizers and learn more about the important work they are each doing to enrich our community. Please share their stories, and be sure to donate to your favorite during the Week of Online Giving! Learn more at: http://www.GivinWhereImLivin.org

NOW MEET THUNDERING PAWS ANIMAL SANCTUARY:

WHEN, HOW AND WHY WAS YOUR ORGANIZATION FOUNDED?

In July, 2001, we got together a board of directors to complete the 501-3(c) documents.  We organized to care for homeless, abused, and neglected animals. Our director is Anne Zabolio.  images

WHAT IS YOUR PRIMARY MISSION?

To offer a safe haven for animals of all kinds, with an emphasis on domestic animals, who are homeless, neglected, injured or abused.  Our goal is to respect animals as individual beings with spirits who deserve the right to live a happy and healthy life, regardless of their attitude toward humans and human contact.

WHAT KINDS OF THINGS HAPPEN IN THE COMMUNITY THROUGH YOUR ORGANIZATION’S EFFORTS?

images-1Here is just one example: We received a call from a family who needed help to keep their many cats at their trailer in D.S.  We provided food, water, and temporary shelter for dozens of happy, friendly, healthy cats. Two years later, the situation had deteriorated: with the weather heating up, we were called to the trailer where there were 41 cats without food, water, or ventilation.  With the cooperation of a lot of people, and the support of our donors, we were able to help the cats.  Many have been adopted and some are still available for adoption. More…

GWIL2015 Nonprofit Profile: Springs Family YMCA Reply

Week of Online Giving 2015 April 19-26

Week of Online Giving 2015
April 19-26

The 2015 Givin’ Where I’m Livin’ (GWIL) campaign provides support and publicity for local non-profit charitable organizations competing for GWIL matching funds during the campaign’s Week of Online Giving, April 19-26. Around Dripping Springs is pleased to feature this series of GWIL non-profit profiles to help publicize their unique missions to the community. We invite you to get to know these wonderful organizers and learn more about the important work they are each doing to enrich our community. Please share their stories, and be sure to donate to your favorite during the Week of Online Giving! Learn more at: http://www.GivinWhereImLivin.org

NOW MEET THE SPRINGS FAMILY YMCA WITH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JASON DANIEL:

WHEN WAS YOUR ORGANIZATION FOUNDED?
We have been operating in Dripping Springs since 2007. We are a part of the YMCA of Austin which was founded in 1953. Our Springs Family YMCA
Executive Director is Jason Daniel.

WHAT IS YOUR PRIMARY MISSION?images-1
Our Mission is to put Christian Principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We are a dynamic association of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause and our programs are always based on the needs and interests of our communities.

unnamedThe Y is dedicated to building programs for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility that promote strong families, character values, youth leadership, community development and international understanding. The Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive by providing supportive and inclusive environments that nurture the potential of every youth and teen, improves the nation’s health and well-being and provides More…