After the Races is a 501(c)3 Thoroughbred rehabilitation and rehoming center located in Elkton, Maryland that takes in retiring Thoroughbred racehorses. We combine the horse’s history from the track with a vetting on the farm so that we can then put together a rehabilitation plan that fits each individual horse’s needs. As the horse is rehabilitated, we spend time evaluating the horse’s temperament and physical capabilities. When ready, we begin the retraining process for horses in the program and seek to match them up with suitable, long-term homes that fit each individual horse. Horses come to After the Races through various backstretch programs initiated by local racetracks dedicated to finding good homes for horses in their care. We also receive horses from private owners and trainers who are looking to ensure their horses get a chance at a second career beyond racing. Since After the Races’ inception in late 2010, we have found an increasing desire among racing professionals to see their horses get a second chance and we could not be more excited to work with them to realize this dream.
Newfoundland Area Public Library was founded in 1967 and is a nonprofit organization offering an array of services: book, movie, and audiobook rental; public computers and laptops; free wifi; printing and copying; book sale room; STEAM kits; community rooms and more!
Employee Name: Meg as Cloudy with a chance showers
Meg – Cloudy with chance of showers
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Established in 1913 now operating in more than 250 Regional offices throughout the US. Dedicated to eliminating cancer.
Employee Name: Jeff as The Invisible Man
Jeff- Invisible Man
2022 Dressed for Charity
Charity: The Jimmy V Foundation (https://www.v.org/)
The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded in 1993, by ESPN and legendary basketball coach Jim Valvano with one goal in mind: to achieve Victory Over Cancer. They fund game-changing research and all-star scientists to accelerate victory over cancer and save lives. 100% of direct donations benefit cancer research and programs.
As New Hampshire’s only children’s hospital, the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) provides an extended system of care that offers advanced pediatric services. CHaD is recognized by the Children’s Hospital Association as a children’s hospital within a hospital; CHaD is one of more than 220 children’s hospitals in the United States providing care specifically focused on children. CHaD is committed to providing compassionate care, family resources, and advocacy for children and their families. Our mission is to provide each child the best care, in the right place, at the right time, every time. Our patients and their families directly inform our goals, planning, and processes, and inspire us to continuously elevate our abilities and improve children’s lives for generations to come. Through our personal approach to medicine, we share in medical decision-making, support patients and families in times of need, and provide expert care to the children of New Hampshire, Vermont, and beyond. We see children for everything from well-care visits to the most complex childhood diseases.
Cruelty Free International focus is to end animal experiments worldwide calling on governments and regulators around the world to introduce a ban on the testing of animals for cosmetic products and ingredients.
Employee Name: Navarro as Jafarand Shasta as Maleficent
Founded in 1968 by mother and daughter Olga and Dorothea Dessin, Dessin Animal Shelter is a private, nonprofit organization that assists in the placement of many animals each year into loving homes. Shelter employees are committed to offering comfort while in their care and ensuring that, before adoption, each pet is tested for disease, spayed or neutered, and receives vaccinations. Dessin is able to do so through proceeds from the Cat’s Pajamas, generosity of donors, grant assistance, and funds from community awareness and fundraising events.
Employee Name: Robin
Robin – Mutant Pig Farmer
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Charity: The Christopher Rowan Foundation
The Christopher Rowan Memorial Fund was established following his 2012 death at the age of 28 to develop programs and activities geared toward educating area youth interested in fishing, hunting and the 4-H programs. An avid outdoorsman who believed strongly in our 4-H programs and the agricultural industry as evidenced by his memberships in both the Bethany and Cold Spring 4-H clubs, and his love for showing livestock at the Wayne County Fair, the Northeast PA District 4-H Show, the Pennsylvania State 4-H Show, and the Pennsylvania Farm Show, Christopher thrived on his love for fishing and all forms of hunting. The purpose of the Christopher Rowan Memorial Fund is to honor his memory by helping youth experience the very activities that he enjoyed and believed in so strongly throughout his lifetime. All donations will be used to sponsor activities such as youth pheasant hunts for first-time hunters and fishing events to encourage kids to get out and enjoy these sports safely and responsibly. Funds will not only be used to support our hunting and fishing initiatives but an annual donation to the Nebzydoski White Memorial Jr. Livestock Sale Scholarship is made to help provide scholarships to participants in the Wayne County Livestock Program. For further information on how you can help or to make a contribution, please contact Robin Rowan at 570-642-1601.
In the summer of 1993, Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham received a call from a man in England asking if he’d be willing to fill shoeboxes with gifts for children in war-torn Bosnia. Franklin agreed, but figured Christmas was months away. He forgot about the promise until he received a call back around Thanksgiving asking about the gifts. Franklin asked his friend the late Pastor Ross Rhoads of Calvary Church of Charlotte to see if he could help with the need. A Sunday shortly afterward, Pastor Rhoads demonstrated for his congregation how to fill a shoebox with simple gifts and encouraged them to include a letter to the child as well. Within weeks, the church had 11,000 shoeboxes lining their hallways. Due to their generosity and additional gifts from Canada, Samaritan’s Purse sent 28,000 shoebox gifts to children in the Balkans that Christmas. Every year since, Samaritan’s Purse has collected shoebox gifts filled with toys, school supplies, and hygiene items for children around the world. Since 1993, more than 178 million children in more than 150 countries have received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox. The project delivers not only the joy of what, for many kids, is their first gift ever, but also gives them a tangible expression of God’s love.
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