For Allie Bjork, making a decision about how to continue her acts of kindness was not hard at all. After an illness caused her mom to be in the hospital, Allie thought it was important for her to do her part in helping to find a cure. She also has a soft spot in her heart for animals that have been mistreated and are in need of new loving homes. This is what Allie shared with us about her donations:
After winning the Catch ‘Em Being Good prize, I decided to give all of the money to two charities. I donated half of my prize to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). This organization raises money to research Crohn’s ulcerative colitis and serious gastrointestinal diseases which both my mom and I have. Finding a cure is especially important to me as my mom was recently hospitalized for nine days. We really missed her being away from home for such a long time.
I donated the other half of the money to the Shamrock Rescue Foundation. This local foundation provides care and rehabilitation to abandoned and abused dogs. These pets deserve a second chance to be with owners who will love and care for them.
We thank Allie for being such an inspiration to all of us. Her kind heart and genuine concern for others are great examples of what it means to demonstrate a spirit of service, and to help take care of others. We are very proud of her!