Did you know that almost 25% of the revenue PAWS® received in 2015 came through workplace campaign designations? These gifts have helped to place over 2600 dogs in 37 years, creating teams like Erin and MORK.
Erin has epilepsy which causes her to have an average of 75 seizures a month. With her husband in the Navy, Erin needed an Assistance Dog to be a dependable presence when her husband was deployed. MORK keeps Erin safe by preventing her from walking into dangerous situations, such as falling down the stairs, when she has a seizure. He braces so that she can use him to get up off the floor after a seizure, he stays close and comforts her as she comes out of a seizure and he retrieves items for her. Erin shared, ”MORK gives me the ability to want to share life and love and laughter with others.”
We know the fall season is the height of workplace giving initiatives. If your employer participates in a workplace campaign, please consider designating your gift to PAWS. You can call us or ask your employer for more information about how to do that.