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, DVM (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
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.