Every month Home Yoga & Barre will choose a charity to donate to. Every Friday evening from 5:30 - 6:30 we teach what we call a Karma Power Class. This is a fast paced yoga class where 100% of the proceeds will go to the chosen charity of the month.
For the month of August we decided to donate to Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge in Dallas. Both Jonelle and I are animal lovers, and being that they handle things in a humane way, is why we connected with them.
From Blue Chip's site:
Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge is non-profit 501(c)(3) animal shelter where animals of all types can find a safe haven from what can be a very cruel world. It's a place where no animal is too old or too unwanted to find a warm bed, good food and most of all, love.
Created and maintained for over 15 years by the personal efforts and resources of two wonderful women, BCF has quietly gone about its mission. A mission to provide a sanctuary where older, stray, abandoned, sick or abused animals can wait to be adopted or simply live out their lives in safety and peace.
Blue Chip Farm does not practice euthanasia as a solution to the overpopulation, stray and unwanted animal problem. We believe there are more humane ways to deal with these growing issues.
- The first part of our solution is education. BCF has been an active and outspoken proponent of preventative education. BCF representatives have spoken at schools and other public venues on responsible pet care and the need to spay or neuter pets.
- The second part is adoption, giving an unwanted animal a second chance. These animals make great pets, they just seem to be more appreciative of kindness and a loving home.
- The final part of the solution is for organizations like Blue Chip Farm to be there to provide a safe place for those animals that become the helpless victims of circumstance.