DirtFish has chosen four local organizations to be our officially-designated DirtFish Charities. Each organization is dear to our rally hearts in some form or another, whether it be our sheer love of all animals, doing what we can to ensure children know and reach their potential, veterans with missing limbs and accommodating them in our driving programs, or the many steps we take to protect our environment, we are incredibly thankful for what they do. We will be donating to all of them at select times throughout the year with promotions, special events and… what’s the best part? During our famous Holiday Sale in December, students can simply choose which organization they would like to contribute to… ON TOP of DirtFish donating 3% of each driving program sold!
Please read about these amazing organizations below:
Founded in 2004, Old Dog Haven provides loving, safe homes for senior dogs, age 8 and up, who have been abandoned at shelters or will become homeless at this stage of their lives. We intend to keep these dogs as healthy and comfortable as possible by providing excellent veterinary care, without heroic measures intended only to extend life. The Old Dog Haven goal is to provide safe, loving homes for abandoned senior dogs who have almost zero chance of adoption in a shelter. Old Dog Haven does not have a kennel; dogs live in homes as members of temporary or permanent (Final Refuge) families. ODH adopts out dogs that have a reasonable life expectancy; however, more than 90% of the dogs are Final Refuge (permanent foster) or hospice residents – too frail, old or sick for adoption. ODH’s mission is to give these dogs a loving family and good quality of life in their final months, years, weeks or even days.
Encompass is a nonprofit that partners with families to build healthy foundations for children, providing early learning, pediatric therapy, and family enrichment for children of all abilities in the Snoqualmie Valley, Issaquah, and Eastside communities. With two locations in North Bend and one in Carnation, Encompass offers programs for children ages 0-8 and their families to help foster a community where ALL children thrive. The Encompass values are Welcoming Spirit, Integrity, Connection, Kindness, Excellence, and Respect.
Pushing Boundaries provides rehabilitative exercise therapy, combined with innovative technology that is unavailable anywhere else in the region, for individuals with paralysis due to injury or illness to help recover function and independence. Support and education is available for family members as well as the entire paralysis community and general public through our Support Center and our Community Outreach & Education programs. For almost 13 years, we have helped thousands of clients with paralysis and their families regain hope, function and independence through three programs: Client Therapy Services, Support Center, and Community Outreach & Education.
“Keeping the Northwest wild” since 1989, Conservation Northwest protects old-growth forests and other wildlands, connecting large landscapes and vital habitats, and restoring native wildlife. Creative and effective, they have protected hundreds of thousands of acres of wildlands, supported the recovery of threatened species such as grizzly bears, wolves, and caribou, and touched thousands of lives throughout the greater Northwest. Their wildlife advocacy, annual WildLinks Conference and Citizen Wildlife Monitoring programs are at the core of our work for a wilder Northwest.