Supporter Spotlights celebrate what brought Love146 supporters to be a part of the abolition movement, and share how they are choosing to take action. Every person is unique and we invite you to join them if you’re inspired, or find your own authentic expression.
Hi! I’m Chipper, a therapy dog dropout. When I failed out of the therapy dog program for barking at little old ladies, I found a new way to brighten the world. I published my autobiDOGraphy to show others that you don’t have to be perfect to make a difference. I donated all of my profits that first month ($164.67) to Love146.
Last summer I got an email from Love146 about the typhoon that damaged two safe homes in the Philippines. I dropped what I was doing (squirrel surveillance) and got out my paint and construction paper. I made a bunch of paw-printed artwork and had an auction on my Facebook page. Thanks to my loyal fans in over 70 countries, I was able to raise $400 that weekend. Right after that, my family and friends helped me to make a bunch of Christmas ornaments in the shape of dogs. My mom started a fundraising page for me on the Love146 website, and people donated a total of $700 for my ornaments! It was very exciting.
Last month I watched the video of Rob Morris asking people (and, I assume, dogs) to use their talents to help end child trafficking. I immediately put on my Kindness Thinking Cap (I really have one) and realized that I am very good at giving high fives. I decided to have a High Five Challenge event on Superbowl Sunday to see how many I could do in 60 seconds. I practiced very hard for several weeks, and I found a lot of people and pets (cats, dogs, a rabbit, and a hedgehog) to sponsor me. On the day of the event, I was able to do 29 high fives in 60 seconds, and people donated almost $1700. Can you believe that?
Through my experiences, I have learned that there are a lot of kind people in the world who are ready to help end child trafficking if someone (such as a four-legged failure) will just lead by example and inspire them to do it.
Chipper is the PAWthor of “Chipper’s Friends: The Heartwarming Story of an Imperfect Dog.” To learn more about Chipper, you can check her out on Facebook.