$5,000 grant to help expand Read to the Dogs program
This in from our neighbors Lida Liu and Bella...
Power Paws for Kids in the Pepsi Refresh Project.
PPK provides animal-assisted therapy programs in the NW Indiana area. Pepsi's grant will help us expand our "Read to the Dogs" programs in the NW Indiana area and possibly to the greater Chicagoland area.
Many kids struggle with reading and find that reading to a dog is much less intimidating and more relaxing than reading to their peers. Power Paws has had much success in helping children improve their reading skills through participation in these programs. The kids really enjoy reading to the dogs and the dogs love being read to as well. Many of these dogs were rescued and are now proud therapy dogs making a difference in the community.
Please help a great cause and remember you can vote everyday through July 31st!
Please click here to vote: http://www.refresheverything.com/powerpaws.
Power Paws for Kids, Inc. is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.
Lida Liu is the Manager of Social Media for Power Paws for Kids, a rock climbing instructor at the Evanston Athletic Club and, with her dog Bella (above), is a Coworking Evanston denizen.