Community | 12 Days of Giving - Day Five

Many political, social and spiritual groups would encourage being altruistic and giving back to your community year-round. However, something is in the air during the holiday season that really brings out the spirit of giving in all of us. For 12 days throughout December, we want to inspire you to give back to those who are in need in our local neighborhoods. Our "12 Days of Giving" feature will share the impact and needs of twelve different Inland Empire charities.  Our hope is that each feature will inform you and encourage you to donate, volunteer or give back in some way. Please consider giving the gift of kindness to a stranger this season, because it may be the only one they receive. - See more at: http://www.ieshineon.com/article/community-|-12-days-of-giving-_-day-four/#sthash.aCthb8jO.dpuf
Many political, social and spiritual groups would encourage being altruistic and giving back to your community year-round. However, something is in the air during the holiday season that really brings out the spirit of giving in all of us. For 12 days throughout December, we want to inspire you to give back to those who are in need in our local neighborhoods. Our "12 Days of Giving" feature will share the impact and needs of twelve different Inland Empire charities.  Our hope is that each feature will inform you and encourage you to donate, volunteer or give back in some way. Please consider giving the gift of kindness to a stranger this season, because it may be the only one they receive. - See more at: http://www.ieshineon.com/article/community-|-12-days-of-giving-_-day-four/#sthash.aCthb8jO.dpuf
Many political, social and spiritual groups would encourage being altruistic and giving back to your community year-round. However, something is in the air during the holiday season that really brings out the spirit of giving in all of us. For 12 days throughout December, we want to inspire you to give back to those who are in need in our local neighborhoods. Our "12 Days of Giving" feature will share the impact and needs of twelve different Inland Empire charities.  Our hope is that each feature will inform you and encourage you to donate, volunteer or give back in some way. Please consider giving the gift of kindness to a stranger this season, because it may be the only one they receive. - See more at: http://www.ieshineon.com/article/community-|-12-days-of-giving-_-day-four/#sthash.aCthb8jO.dpuf
Many political, social and spiritual groups would encourage being altruistic and giving back to your community year-round. However, something is in the air during the holiday season that really brings out the spirit of giving in all of us. For 12 days throughout December, we want to inspire you to give back to those who are in need in our local neighborhoods. Our "12 Days of Giving" feature will share the impact and needs of twelve different Inland Empire charities.  Our hope is that each feature will inform you and encourage you to donate, volunteer or give back in some way. Please consider giving the gift of kindness to a stranger this season, because it may be the only one they receive. - See more at: http://www.ieshineon.com/article/community-|-12-days-of-giving-_-day-four/#sthash.aCthb8jO.dpuf

By: Ashley Solis

 

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Many political, social and spiritual groups would encourage being altruistic and giving back to your community year-round. However, something is in the air during the holiday season that really brings out the spirit of giving in all of us. For 12 days throughout December, we want to inspire you to give back to those who are in need in our local neighborhoods. Our "12 Days of Giving" feature will share the impact and needs of twelve different Inland Empire charities.  Our hope is that each feature will inform you and encourage you to donate, volunteer or give back in some way. Please consider giving the gift of kindness to a stranger this season, because it may be the only one they receive.

 

Day FiveWest End Shelter for Animals in Ontario

 

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According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) approximately five to seven million animals enter shelters every year and three to four million animals are euthanized annually in the United States alone. Surprisingly, the number of dogs and cats euthanized each year has decreased approximately 400 percent over the past 30 years. This is in largely due to no-kill adoption centers like West End Shelter for Animals in Ontario.

West End’s goal is to provide a short-term home where pet owners can bring their animals to be taken care of until they are adopted by a new family. This no-kill adoption shelter serves all of Ontario, Chino, Chino Hills, Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, Montclair, Claremont and Pomona. Through this program, new homes have been found for over 800 pets all over Southern California. In addition to adopting your newest member of the family, West End Shelter is a great location to gain education about pets and to receive low-cost vaccinations and referrals within the community.


The shelter is currently seeking volunteers that are at least 18 years old, who love animals and can commit to at least 10 hours a month. If this sounds like you, fill out their volunteer form. Volunteering includes walking, grooming, and playing with the dogs. Also, you can assist with their adoption and fundraiser events, or you can help by performing maintenance work around the shelter. Fiscal donations during this holiday season can be done via paypal or mail. Also, their 2015 calendar is on sale at the shelter for $5.00, and all proceeds go to the pets.


Remember that sharing is caring, and if you can’t personally give back, share it with someone who can! #ieshineon #12daysofgiving

Remember that sharing is caring, and if you can’t personally give back, share it with someone who can! #ieshineon #12daysofgiving - See more at: http://www.ieshineon.com/article/community-|-12-days-of-giving-_-day-four/#sthash.aCthb8jO.dpuf

 

Check out featured non-profit organizations for Day One, Day Two, Day Three and Day Four of our "12 Days of Giving" feature!