"We make a living by what we get,
but we make a life by what we give."
- Winston Churchill
The Kennedy Crew partners with select non-profit organizations in order to help raise funds for important causes.
We believe it’s very important to give back to the community that gives to us! There are many great non-profit organizations in our community with lots of needs, which can sometimes make it difficult deciding which one could use our help the most. Although, we support many other organizations not mentioned below, we have a personal passion for the following organizations:
Alzheimer's Association - www.alz.org
What is Alzheimer's?
Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder named for German physician Alois Alzheimer, who first described it in 1906. Scientists have learned a great deal about Alzheimer’s disease in the century since Dr. Alzheimer first drew attention to it. Today we know that Alzheimer’s is a progressive and fatal brain disease. As many as 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer's destroys brain cells, causing problems with memory, thinking and behavior severe enough to affect work, lifelong hobbies or social life. Alzheimer’s gets worse over time, and it is fatal. Today it is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. For more information, see Warning Signs and Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Would you please join us in supporting the Alzheimer's Association?
Besides much needed donations for ongoing medical research, you can help by adding a purple ribbon to your blog or website. Caring.com will donate $10.00 to the Alzheimer's Association for each site which displays the purple ribbon.
You can shop for Alzheimer Association support items. You can email Congress directly from this link and tell our representatives to increase research funding and support Alzheimer programs. You can volunteer to participate in safe clinical trials which help us to understand the complexities of the human brain and its memory.
Please join us in our support for an Alzheimer's cure.
Did you know that one female dog and her offspring can produce as many as 67,000 puppies in six years? (ASPCA)
Prevention of animal cruelty, abuse and neglect are not the only heart-wrenching battles the Humane Society works to abolish on a daily basis. Countless unnamed volunteers and Humane Society employees around the country work to educate the public on the benefits of spaying and neutering, animal behavior modification issues and the inhuman use of animals for sport while fighting to keep county shelters open despite budget cuts. Jeff and I support the Humane Society . For a small membership fee of $25 a year, you too can support the Humane Society and receive their award winning "All Animals" quarterly magazine with stories and articles which will lift your soul. It is estimated that 4 to 6 million cats and dogs are euthanized in this country per year. Won't you donate .07 cents a day to help the Humane Society continue their work with animals when so few will? And please remember to spay or neuter your pet.
If you are in the Hot Springs area and wish to contribute to the Humane Society of Garland County they are in dire need of canned cat food, dry dog food, Kong toys, cat litter and more . Everyone can help!
The Garland County Humane Society offers a weekly pet adoption from 11a-3p Saturdays at Petco in Cornerstone Shopping Center. All dogs & cats are neutered, up-to-date on shots and deemed healthy. See the adoptable pets at www.hsgconline.org . Tax deductible donations, monetary or miscellaneous items may be dropped off at the Thrift Shop at 2026 Central Avenue, Hot Springs
The Humane Society of Garland County has a great website for kids. Check it out!
Please support the Humane Society local or national.
Paws and Claws
Paws and Claws is a non-profit 501c3 organization made up of a small group of people who devote and dedicate their love, time, and personal resources 7 days a week, 365 days per year to care for homeless, abused, and abandoned animals. They do not have a shelter. Volunteers foster from their own homes.
Paws and Claws offer very low cost spay and neuter clinics. Please call 501.525.6594 for an appointment as space is limited.
Every Saturday from 11:00am until 3:00pm, Paws and Claws volunteers hold an adoptathon at Petco in Cornerstone Mall in Hot Springs.
Please support Paws and Claws. Donations are needed to continue the fine work they provide to our canine and feline friends.
Paws and Claws Rescue
PO Box 20254
Hot Springs, AR 71903
Or donations can be sent through Paypal here.
Donation Drop-Off Station:
The Sentinel Record has joined forces with the Humane Society of Garland County, Paws & Claws and the Guardian Angels Cat Club to help provide much-needed care for unwanted & abused animals. You may take cat or dog food, or cash donations to: The Sentinel Record, 300 Springs Street, Hot Springs, AR 71901, Mon-Fri 8a-5p
St. Jude's Research Hospital
Another organization near to our hearts is the St. Jude's Research Hospital . Located in Memphis, TN, St. Jude's accepts all patients for treatment without regard to the family's ability to pay. "St. Jude is unlike any other pediatric treatment and research facility. Discoveries made here have completely changed how the world treats children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. With research and patient care under one roof, St. Jude is where some of today's most gifted researchers are able to do science more quickly." (website reference)
Won't you join us in supporting St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital? They have a gift shop with some fun items for folks of all ages. If you shop at Target, Dominos Pizza, CVS and others you can support the efforts of St. Jude's in finding cures and saving children everywhere who are fighting cancer and other catastrophic diseases.