Nov 292016

A TLC supporter has made a very generous offer to create a special pay it forward donation challenge for the month of December. As part of this campaign, all donations made to To Love a Canine Rescue, Inc. from November 29th through December 31st will be matched 100% (up to $3,000). The twist in this challenge is that we also get to choose a worthy non-profit organization that will receive a “pay it forward” donation that equals the amount donated to us! 

Since we’ve had the great pleasure of some of our dogs being adopted & trained to be service dogs for veterans, we’ve decided that the pay it forward donation should go a great, local, veteran’s charity so we’re not only asking you to donate, we’re asking you to vote to help us decide which veteran’s organization will be the lucky recipient of the pay it forward match.

Last year, we ended up raising over $4,000 that our benefactor matched in full with a donation to the winning organization, she also made donations to the two other organizations equal to the amount of donations made by people who voted for them. We were also excited to find out that all of the pay it forward donations were also eligible for a match from our benefactor’s employer which enabled us to raise over $8,500 for these wonderful veteran’s charities.

This year the veteran organizations in the running for the pay it forward match are:

Alpha Bravo Canine  provides trained service dogs to local U.S military veterans suffering from  Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and other combat related disabilities.

Mission First  develops and manages affordable, safe and sustainable homes for people in need, with a focus on vulnerable/at-risk populations. This is the wonderful organization that is developing The Whitehall Veteran’s housing in Spring City, PA and will be providing them with support services & other on-site programs. They also have a special fund for veterans to help pay for security deposits and rental assistance to veterans in need.

Veteran’s Multi-Service Center is the only non-profit agency in the Philadelphia and surrounding areas that provides a comprehensive resource center available to all veterans in need.

There are two ways to vote, you can cast a vote at action sprout and you can vote when you donate (the organization you select will receive 1 vote for each dollar you donate)!

Donate Now!to make sure your votes are counted for the right organization, check the box for “I would like to designate this donation to a specific fund” and select the organization you’re voting for from the drop down box. Please feel free to email us at if you have any questions


Each dollar you donate as part of this challenge will have at least triple the impact (twice the impact for TLC + the bonus pay it forward donation to a deserving local veteran’s organization). Since TLC is a 501(c)(3) designated charity, your donation may be eligible for a match from your employer as well. What a great way to celebrate the holidays!


To Love a Canine Rescue, Inc. (TLC) is a nonprofit organization that is recognized as a 501(c)(3) by the IRS. TLC’s IRS identification number (EIN) is 46-2618710. Donations made to TLC are fully tax-deductible as allowed by law.

The official registration and financial information of To Love a Canine Rescue, Inc. may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1 (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.


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