Days of Thanks / Days of Giving 2019
November 19, 2019
November 19, 2019
Days of Thanks / Days of Giving is back! Our annual tradition of giving $100 to charities picked by Canna team members begins with three impactful organizations.
We kicked off our third year of mindful thanks and giving by donating to the Treatment Advocacy Center, Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, and the Animal Legal Defense Fund.
Senior Account Manager Victoria Trusty chose the Treatment Advocacy Center (TAC) for her donation. The TAC is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating legal and other barriers to the timely and effective treatment of severe mental illness. This organization promotes laws, policies, and practices for the delivery of psychiatric care, and supports the development of innovative treatments for, and research into, the causes of severe and persistent psychiatric illnesses.
The main reason Victoria is so passionate about this organization is that, unlike most other mental health advocacy organizations, they choose to forgo financial support from pharmaceutical companies to maintain credibility with the people they help. They promote all kinds of care, including holistic approaches and pharmaceutical drugs, IF they have had positive feedback from their followers!
Director of Client Services Greg Huffaker III picked a local charity to donate to this year. Homelessness is a huge issue in America, and it is on display daily in Boulder. Studies have shown the incredible benefits of housing-focused services, where homes are given to those who are chronically without them. Boulder Shelter for the Homeless has assisted 119 clients who have experienced homelessness transition into safe and stable housing in the past fiscal year. This is a huge accomplishment alone, yet they also provide many more services for those who need help most.
Alex Bibisi, our Regulatory Analyst, chose the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) as his charity of choice. The ALDF’s mission is to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system. Founded in 1979 by attorneys active in shaping animal law, the ALDF has blazed the trail for stronger enforcement of anti-cruelty laws and more humane treatment of animals in every corner of American life. This organization files high-impact lawsuits to protect animals from harm, provides free legal assistance and training to prosecutors to assure that animal abusers are punished for their crimes, and supports tough animal protection legislation. It also provides resources and opportunities to law students and professionals to advance the emerging field of animal law.