In 2011, we received an email about a little boy who’s only wish for Christmas was a gift for his best friend; what a selfless request from such a young boy. You see, this boy did not make the request because he had everything he needs (what young boy does). The Christmas wish was requested from a young boy in a very sad situation who in fact didn’t know where his next meal was coming from; But when given the chance to ask for anything, the little boy looked to Santa and said, “I really want a bone for my best friend…my dog.”
Our hearts broke at the thought of not having the means to provide for our families and pets. The simple request of a bone for his dog symbolizes more than just a dog without a bone, it shines a light on the families whose fur kids really are a part of their families but are often over looked due to financial stress on the family. This story touched our hearts and we wanted to find a way to give a bone to more dogs/families in need this holiday season. We all put our heads together to come up with a campaign to help a family (or five) in need this holiday season, and so was born the “Wishbone Holiday Campaign.”
**Please take note that intake for this program has closed.**
Also, please see at the bottom of our helpful links page, the organizations dedicated to helping families in need.
How to Sponsor a Family:
Family #1 Jessica Lee & her Loving Pet, Lindsey
Family #2 Traci and her Love for Boxers
Family #3 Natasha & her 3 loving pets, Prince, Zoey, and Crystal
Family #4 Suzanne & Lee Frilot and their Loving Pet, Baylee
Family #5 Tater’s Story
Click on the Family links to read the families stories and make donations accordingly! LHS will see to it that the funds are allocated appropriately (i.e. if they need food, we will use the donations to purchase the food for the family to ensure that it is used exactly as intended). You can make donations directly on the website via the ChipIn link or you can send donations to PO Box 2733, McKinney, TX 75070 (make checks payable to LHS and note in the subject line which family the donation is for). You can also make donations to the families in the name of someone else (i.e You would like to make a donation in the name of Suzy Smith for the Jones Family) and LHS will send you or the “Smith” family a card that details their donation; which is the perfect gift for the person that has it all this holiday season. A link to do this type of deferred donation will be set up on each family’s web or you can do so by clicking here to our donation form.
If you have any further questions, please contact Pres@LegacyHumaneSociety.org