Friday, March 1, 2013

Paws With a Cause: First Post!

(click pic above to see what it's all about)

I signed up for this lovely event because it supports a good cause. There is also a fun giveaway involved. 

The Cause:

Paws With A Cause® enhances the independence and quality of life for people with disabilities nationally through custom-trained Assistance Dogs. 

PAWS® increases awareness of the rights and roles of Assistance Dog teams through education and advocacy. Founded in 1979, Paws With A Cause is dedicated to helping its clients who are challenged by many disabilities, such as Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Seizure Disorders, and Hearing Disorders to name just some. Each of our dogs are trained to meet the specific needs of our clients. Tasks may include opening and closing doors, picking up objects, pulling a wheelchair, turning lights on and off, and alerting a person to particular sounds like a telephone, doorbell, smoke detector and many others. Our dogs change lives by enhancing the independence of our clients. By just opening a door, a dog opens up the world for a person with a disability and your donations will go to making that happen. PAWS thanks you so much for your donation and allowing us to open more doors.

Paws With A Cause
4646 South Division
Wayland, MI 49348

Awesomesauce, right? 

The main giveaway sponsored by Romance Book Junkies and Bitten by Paranormal Romance:

Here is how to enter and it's by donation:

How to donate:
  1. Go to
  2. Click on "Make a Donation"
  3. Enter a amount you wish to donate. Everibbon will add a small fee to your donation for processing. My fee for donating $5.00 was .49 cents. So keep this in mind when deciding your donation amount. You will receive 1 entry into the giveaway for every $1 you donate. 
  4. In the box that says "on the behalf of" please put your name. This is the name that will be listed on the everibbon website so put a name you do not mind being visible to everyone. Do not check the box to make a anonymous donation because I will not be able to track your donation to enter you into the giveaways.
  5. Next it will ask you for your credit or debit card information. 
  6. Then it will ask for your email address to send you a receipt. This is so that you can submit it for tax purposes.
  7. Ta Da! Your all done making your donation. Now you need to contact Danielle to enter the giveaway.
  8. Please email Danielle at with the name you used to donate your money. For example the name I used to donate on behalf of was Romance Book Junkies. Do not send me your name off your credit or debit card because I will not be able to see this. Along with the name you used please tell me how much you donated and if you live in the US or are International.
  9. Your all done. Thank you for donating! 

Warning: Do not try to email Danielle the name and donation amount of another person that is not yourself. If Danielle recieves more than one email with the same persons name and donation amount she will have to ask for your copy of the receipt from everibbon to verify that you are the correct winner. Thank you.

Prizes: 4 winners for the main giveaway.
  • 2 $65 gift certificates to any online book store.
  • 2 huge boxes of books and swag from Romance Book Junkies and Bitten by Paranormal Romance for US residents only.

I will have a week full of pets and a couple of giveaways. So stay tuned! Hope you have some fun.

Here is a list of the other participants:


  1. Sounds like a great cause and what a wonderfully unique way to raise some money.

  2. This is very cool! I saw the badge on your blog but wasn't sure what it is. Assistance dogs are so fabulous and I love that, a lot of the time, they use rescue dogs!

  3. I think it is awesome that you are participating! I will be following along :)

  4. SUCH AN AWESOME CAUSE MELISSA!!! Love, love, love it:)

  5. It really IS an awesome cause, Melissa. I think it's a wonderful idea.

  6. This is a fantastic cause and so you Melissa! Dogs can be such good help to those with medical issues. Even over and above the list you mentioned, the hospice where my Mum spent her last days had a petting dog come in to help all the terminal patients and their families feel a little better for a while. The moral helps was great. :-)

    1. Oh therapy dogs are wonderful! I was going to do that with my boy, but he can't ignore another dog in the room. LOL

  7. What a wonderful cause! I've met a few assistance dogs, and they really can completely transform a person's quality of life, not just by doing tasks for them, but providing companionship. It's so wonderful that organizations like this exist, and that you are helping to raise awareness for their cause!

  8. Aww, wish I had money to donate something :(

    1. Just help get the word out. I think they would appreciate that.

  9. This is such an AMAZING idea! I know that a lot of us don't have much money, but if everyone contributed $5 it adds up fast!

  10. Awesome Melissa. I am headed over now. Thanks so much for bringing this to our attention. Have a wonderful weekend.

  11. Aww, such a wonderful cause and I am off to save some paws!


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