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Janery & Community: Why I believe in giving back

From the earliest days of Janery, giving back to the community has been an important part of what I do.  It's also my favorite part.

This week I donated 5% of my 2015 profits to an organization helping homeless people - The Lamb Center, and one that helps homeless animals - Richmond Boxer Rescue.

I've rescued at least 13 pets since college, starting with my first cat, Blossom:

Janery First Rescue Cat Blossom

Many were strays that I fostered before rehoming with the help of rescue organizations, so giving back to groups that help animals is second nature to me.

Supporting a group that truly helps homeless people transition to employment & housing is also very important to me, because of an eye-opening experience I had in college. 

I believe that all businesses should give back to their communities. Caffe Amouri, an artisan coffee roaster in my town, really inspires me in this way.  The owner says that as long as he helps his community, he considers his business successful.

I couldn't agree more.

Thank you for helping me make a difference in the lives of people and animals.
5% of all Janery profits from my dog beds, cat beds, and home accessories will continue to go to pet rescue and homeless outreach groups.  If you'd like to nominate a pet rescue organization for Janery to partner with in the future, please let me know.