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To show her continuing support, pet-lover Rachael Ray is donating $500,000 to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to help pets and families who are struggling after Hurricane Sandy. Rachael Ray’s $100K ASPCA Challenge ended recently and saved 36,017 animals over a two…

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There are very few things that make us melt more than a delicious meal – and a playful puppy is at the top of that list. This season, extend the act of giving to our four-legged furry friends through programs like Rachael Ray’s ASPCA 100K Challenge and Iams’ Home 4 The Holidays.    For the past 13 years, Iams’ Home 4 The Holidays program has been placing pets in loving homes and feeding homeless animals. For the first time ever, getting involved is just a click away!  Starting this month, every “like” or “share” click on Iams’ Facebook page during scheduled “feeding times” will feed a hungry mouth of a pet in participating shelters. To help beyond a click, for every specially marked bag of Iams pet food purchased, Iams will donate one bowl of food to a participating animal shelter. Log on or pick up a specially marked package today or anytime between now and Jan. 2 to give to a pet in need during the holiday season. Iams is hoping to give a fresh start to more homeless pets than ever before with just under 4,000 participating shelters across 23 countries,. To get involved, check out Home4TheHolidays.org or on Iams’ Facebook page.
—Alannah Scharfenberger, Online Intern

There are very few things that make us melt more than a delicious meal – and a playful puppy is at the top of that list. This season, extend the act of giving to our four-legged furry friends through programs like Rachael Ray’s ASPCA 100K Challenge and Iams’ Home 4 The Holidays.
 
For the past 13 years, Iams’ Home 4 The Holidays program has been placing pets in loving homes and feeding homeless animals. For the first time ever, getting involved is just a click away!

Starting this month, every “like” or “share” click on Iams’ Facebook page during scheduled “feeding times” will feed a hungry mouth of a pet in participating shelters. To help beyond a click, for every specially marked bag of Iams pet food purchased, Iams will donate one bowl of food to a participating animal shelter. Log on or pick up a specially marked package today or anytime between now and Jan. 2 to give to a pet in need during the holiday season.

Iams is hoping to give a fresh start to more homeless pets than ever before with just under 4,000 participating shelters across 23 countries,. To get involved, check out Home4TheHolidays.org or on Iams’ Facebook page.

—Alannah Scharfenberger, Online Intern


How could you ever say no to that face?!
Animal shelters across the country are participating in Rachael Ray’s ASPCA $100K Challenge. This cute guy came from the Young Williams Animal Center in Knoxville, TN! 
The Challenge is an AMAZING program that is all about getting homeless cats and dogs out of shelters and into loving homes by inviting these shelters to save more lives than ever before. In 2010, the contestants increased lives saved by more than 7,000 in the three-month time frame, and last year’s contestants increased lives saved by almost 9,000!
This year’s Challenge started a little over a month ago and has already saved almost 5,000 lives! That’s a lot of adorable faces.
Rach is a known advocate for animals and a big supporter of animal welfare groups. Did you know that 100 percent of the proceeds from Rach’s pet food, Nutrish, (inspired by her pit bull, Isaboo!) provide funding and support to organizations like the ASPCA? She also loves to home cook meals just for pets! Like Isaboo’s Butternut Squash Mac and Cheddar. See what she has to say about the Challenge.
Follow the Challenge on Twitter with the hashtags #100KChallenge and #100KSaved.
For more info about the Challenge, and to find participating shelters near you, check out challenge.aspcapro.org.

How could you ever say no to that face?!

Animal shelters across the country are participating in Rachael Ray’s ASPCA $100K Challenge. This cute guy came from the Young Williams Animal Center in Knoxville, TN

The Challenge is an AMAZING program that is all about getting homeless cats and dogs out of shelters and into loving homes by inviting these shelters to save more lives than ever before. In 2010, the contestants increased lives saved by more than 7,000 in the three-month time frame, and last year’s contestants increased lives saved by almost 9,000!

This year’s Challenge started a little over a month ago and has already saved almost 5,000 lives! That’s a lot of adorable faces.

Rach is a known advocate for animals and a big supporter of animal welfare groups. Did you know that 100 percent of the proceeds from Rach’s pet food, Nutrish, (inspired by her pit bull, Isaboo!) provide funding and support to organizations like the ASPCA? She also loves to home cook meals just for pets! Like Isaboo’s Butternut Squash Mac and Cheddar. See what she has to say about the Challenge.

Follow the Challenge on Twitter with the hashtags #100KChallenge and #100KSaved.

For more info about the Challenge, and to find participating shelters near you, check out challenge.aspcapro.org.

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Woodbridge Wine’s Giving Through Growing Event hosted by Candice Kumai at The International Culinary Institute in New York, NY.

The Giving Through Growing Project is a partnership with the American Community Gardening Association and is committed to raising awareness and support for community gardens. Find out more about how you can help community gardens supply local food banks with garden fresh, healthy food: here.

—Judith Pena, Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief

Get Involved and Go ORANGE!

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To raise awareness for Hunger Action Month and No Kid Hungry Month, we are asking you to please join us, Rachael, Yum-O!, Go ORANGE, Feeding America and Share Our Strength on Thursday, September 6th and Go Orange!

Here are a couple of ways you can Go Orange:

1. Wear the color orange.

2. Go ORANGE digitally by replacing your Facebook or Twitter profile photo with the Go ORANGE badge!

3. Share a hunger fact or Hunger Action Month video with your social networks!

4. Find a No Kid Hungry restaurant near you and Dine Out For No Kid Hungry.

5. Ask your elected officials to protect federal nutrition programs.

This past Monday, I spent “An Evening with UNICEF,” previewing their 2012 holiday gifts and taking a look at the life saving work they are doing across the world. What I think is most admirable about the UNICEF Holiday Collection is that not only can you buy hand crafted items (such as the Nepalese wool stockings and a mango wood bowl and servers, top left) with the proceeds helping to save childrens’ lives, but you can also purchase entire school kits (bottom left), HIV test kits, Malaria bed nets, and many other live-saving entities (top right) for children in third world countries.
In 2005, Ikea established a partnership with UNICEF, utilizing their worldwide brand to advocate and campaign for the cause. The holiday time is particularly vital because Ikea sells plush toys that, with the purchase of each, €1 (a little over $1) is donated to UNICEF. As a self proclaimed foodie, my three favorites were the broccoli, carrot and strawberry toys (middle left).
Find more information on UNICEF and the Holiday Gift Collection here.
—Lauren Katz, Online Intern

This past Monday, I spent “An Evening with UNICEF,” previewing their 2012 holiday gifts and taking a look at the life saving work they are doing across the world. What I think is most admirable about the UNICEF Holiday Collection is that not only can you buy hand crafted items (such as the Nepalese wool stockings and a mango wood bowl and servers, top left) with the proceeds helping to save childrens’ lives, but you can also purchase entire school kits (bottom left), HIV test kits, Malaria bed nets, and many other live-saving entities (top right) for children in third world countries.

In 2005, Ikea established a partnership with UNICEF, utilizing their worldwide brand to advocate and campaign for the cause. The holiday time is particularly vital because Ikea sells plush toys that, with the purchase of each, €1 (a little over $1) is donated to UNICEF. As a self proclaimed foodie, my three favorites were the broccoli, carrot and strawberry toys (middle left).

Find more information on UNICEF and the Holiday Gift Collection here.

—Lauren Katz, Online Intern