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Gals Giving Fund: Winter 2014 Report

Posted by Johnine Larsen on December 11, 2014
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Every quarter, we donate to two at least local nonprofits doing great things in the Seattle area. Here’s our winter 2014 report from the Gals Giving Fund:

$1,500 to New Vocations

Racehorse adoption program

new-vocationsNew Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program was founded in 1992 to offer retiring racehorses a safe-haven, rehabilitation, and continued education through placement in experienced, caring homes. Most of the horses arriving at New Vocations are injured and thin, suffering the normal occupational hazards of racing. Without a useful skill to offer their previous option was often a one-way ticket to the local livestock auction.

New Vocations provides a safety net for these horses matching them with qualified individuals and following up on their rehabilitation and vocational training to ensure a successful transition. Our focus is on adoption versus retirement, believing that each horse deserves to have an individual home and purpose.

$500 to GSBA Scholarship Fund

We’re investing in tomorrow’s LGBTQA leaders today

GSBA-scholarship-fundThe GSBA Scholarship Fund awards educational scholarships to undergraduate LGBTQ and Allied students who exhibit leadership potential, demonstrate strong academic abilities, and who are actively involved in school and community organizations. Our scholars represent a diverse group of students who have dreams of making our community and the world a better place; each of them possesses the skills, talents and dedication to make those dreams a reality.


$350 to Sarvey Wildlife Rescue

Rescue, Rehabilitation, Release…

sarvey-wildlifeTo save the lives of sick, orphaned, injured, displaced, and debilitated wild animals entrusted to our care so that they may be successfully returned to their native habitat.

To offer educational opportunities that encourage a greater appreciation of the uniqueness and perfection of each species and the ecologic challenges facing them.

Sarvey Wildlife Rescue


$250 YWCA Domestic Program

Elimination racism. Empowering women.

YWCAThe YWCA opens doors to opportunity and self-sufficiency for women and families facing poverty, violence and discrimination. With more than 100 years experience, the YWCA is the leading organization for moving women and families out of crisis and empowering them to achieve lasting independence.




$250 to Brain Injury Alliance ofWashington (BIAWA)

Provides free services to Individuals throughout Washington whose lives are affected by Brain Injury

BIAWAOur vision is a world where Brain Injury is prevented, and every person already affected by its impact benefits from resources that maximize his/her quality of life.

Our mission is to increase public awareness, support, and hope for those affected by Brain Injury through education, assistance, and advocacy.

Brain Injury Alliance of Washington


$200 to Fare Start

Great food. Better lives.

FareStartFareStart is a culinary job training and placement program for homeless and disadvantaged individuals. Since 1992, FareStart has provided opportunities for nearly 7,000 people to transform their lives, while also serving over 6 million meals to disadvantaged men, women, and children.




$200 to Pasado’s Safe Haven

 Pro-animal. Anti-cruelty.

pasado's-safe-havenPasado’s Safe Haven was founded in 1997 in honor of “Pasado“, a beloved donkey who was tortured to death by three teenage boys.  Located on 85 acres in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, we are a non-profit on a mission to end animal cruelty.






$200 to PAWS

People helping animals

PAWSPAWS is people helping animals. We are the kind of people who delight in the company of an animal friend, who are awed by a majestic eagle in flight. Like you, we understand that animals enrich our lives. We also know they cannot speak for themselves and need protection. That is why PAWS brings together people like you to ensure animals are respected, safe and have a voice.




Total: $3,450

If know a great local nonprofit, let us know! We’re looking for a place to donate to next quarter. You can leave a comment on our Facebook page or Johnine’s Facebook profile. Thanks!