Charitable work is central to our mission of well-being for all. It’s so important to us that every order placed on our site aids homeless animals.
As the charitable arm of Life’s Abundance, The Dr. Jane Foundation provides financial support to the small and medium-size rescue groups who work to prevent animal homelessness, abuse and chronic neglect.
Our non-profit proudly bears the name of our Pet Product Formulator, Dr. Jane Bicks, whose lifetime of dedication to improving the lives of companion animals serves as a continual source of inspiration for our good works.
Every time you place an order, a portion of the profits are contributed to our foundation’s operating fund. With your continued business, we’re making a positive difference in the world, one animal rescue at a time.
In just a few short years, more than 90 groups have received funding or food donations, with several recipients obtaining numerous annual awards.
Decisions to fund grant applications are made by our non-profit’s Board of Directors, comprised of current and previous Life’s Abundance executives, all of whom are well-versed in the art of analyzing the merits of individual applicants. At present, our board includes Cris Jochum (Chairman), Dr. Jane Bicks, (yes, that Dr. Jane!), Stephen Berardi (Executive Vice President), Linda Logue (Vice President of Marketing & Communications), Ann McEver (Vice President of Compliance), Dave Mattox (Creative Director) and Carol Berardi, one of our company's original founders. Thanks to the diligent work of this team, when you make a donation to The Dr. Jane Foundation, you can rest assured that each grant recipient has been thoroughly vetted and judged worthy of assistance.
With so many organizations as recipients, it’s hard to calculate the exact number of animals helped by our non-profit … but it’s easily in the hundreds, if not thousands of dogs and cats. But we’re here today to tell all Life’s Abundance customers that each one of you has made a positive impact. And we’ll be here tomorrow, making sure that more groups receive the funding they need to reach their goals.
The groups we support are taking realistic, practical steps toward reversing the trend of pet overpopulation, such as by offering low cost spay-or-neuter surgeries. Others dedicate resources to educating pet parents about solving problems that contribute to the abandonment of companion animals in the first place. All of this work has a net effect of reducing the number of animals in shelters and foster care.
Just think, just by shopping with Life’s Abundance, you’re actually making a positive impact in someone else’s life. Many customers will never realize exactly how much they’ve done to improve the lives of dogs and cats in need. Even though you might never know their names, you can know that you’ve helped transform countless homeless animals into companion animals. Consider this the next time you pass a dog being walked down the street … you might have played a role in helping them to find their forever family!
And we’ve saved the best news for last. Our Board of Directors just held their last quarterly meeting for the year on October 23rd, and several applications were approved. We’re pleased to announce the latest recipients of grant funding … worthy organizations all!
- American Black & Tan Coonhound Rescue, Inc. of Canton, OH
- Boxer Aid and Rescue Coalition, Inc. (aka, BARC) of Tallahassee, FL
- JCCARE, Inc. of Renton, WA
- The Dahlonega Lumpkin County Humane Society (aka, TLC Humane Society) of Dahlonega, GA
In the coming months, we will update you on what these groups are able to achieve with our funding. You can be sure whatever it is, these organizations will be doing their utmost to change lives for the better.
To learn more about the organizations who’ve benefitted, and all that we’ve accomplished together, visit our web page today. There, you’ll find summaries of some of our recent grants.
If you’d like to nominate an organization for financial assistance, leave their contact info in the comments section below and we’ll be happy to forward them a grant application. All submissions will be reviewed by our Board of Directors for possible funding.