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Give from the heart on Giving Tuesday



As everyone recuperates from Black Friday and Cyber Monday, today is #GivingTuesday, a great opportunity to give back to your community. You can search for nonprofits in your neighborhood, explore volunteer opportunities, or donate to a charity or organization that has impacted your life.

One of the organizations I support is Canine Companions for Independence (CCI), a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs. And through today, every donation made will be matched dollar for dollar up to the first $20,000.

Now’s the time to help others! Find out more at Give a Dog a Job and check out Giving Tuesday



Angels with tails

WaylonThe dog-human connection is powerful, even life-changing. That’s no surprise to dog lovers! And Canine Companions for Independence (CCI), a non-profit organization, facilitates this relationship in a magical way. They match people with disabilities with highly trained assistance dogs, raising and training four types of dogs — service dogs, skilled companions, hearing dogs and facility dogs. Canine Companions provides dogs and services free of charge.

Today CCI is building a new training facility at the Baylor Scott & White Health Kinkeade Campus in Irving, Texas, thanks to a generous grant from the Baylor Health Care System Foundation. I’m proud to be a volunteer for CCI’s new North Texas Chapter!

The CCI – Baylor Scott & White Health partnership is a winning combination. If you’d like to lend a hand (or raise a paw), volunteer opportunities are available!

Meet Waylon, pictured here. He owns CCI puppy raiser Jeff LoParo.