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Charity Spotlight: Service Dogs for Heroes

I am committed to giving back to military families in as many ways as possible. One of the ways I’m doing just that is by donating 10% of each purchase in my Countdowns and Cupcakes Shop to an organization that supports military families. Each quarter I’ll spotlight one charity that you and I are supporting!

Oh my gosh, y’all. I cannot say thank you enough for all your support through the first months of my Countdowns and Cupcakes Shop. It’s done so much better than I could have ever hoped for and thanks to all of my fantastic customers, I fulfilling my dream of giving back to military families around the country. In the first quarter of 2017, I was proud to donate to United Through Reading. And I just made my second quarter donation to Service Dogs For Heroes.

I cannot even begin to tell you how much our dogs mean to me and A. For someone returning home from service wounded, disabled or with serious emotional needs, I’m sure that meaning grows exponentially. And the number of emotional support dogs in California and around the US is increasing thanks to charities like Service Dogs For Heroes who recognize the need veterans have and works to connect high-quality service dogs with veterans in need, through education, advocacy, promotion and fundraising.

What does Service Dogs For Heroes do?


We teach veterans about what a service dog can provide for them in regards to physical and emotional support. We help veterans learn how and where to acquire a service dog and connect them to our Partner-Providers across the nation.

We educate the general public about how service dogs are an effective therapy options for veterans coping with both visible and invisible wounds.


We advocate for established standards and the development of an ID Tag system for service dogs supporting veterans.


We promote how service dogs are helping veterans overcome visible and invisible wounds and share how these dogs and veterans work together to thrive in life.

If you would like to start your own fundraiser for Service Dogs For Heroes or any other service dog charity, then go here to set one up. They appreciate all of the support they get.

If you’re interested in learning more about Service Dogs For Heroes and their partner providers, visit their website.

Thank you to everyone who’s shopped with me this quarter! Here’s to an excellent third quarter and huge donation for my next organization.

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