I just turned 25, and I never thought I could make any kind of difference at such a young age. I believe there is a stereotype that to make a dent and a difference in this world, you must be very wealthy and established. I always hated stereotypes (Fridays in high school, I wore my chess team t-shirt tucked into my pom-pom uniform skirt so very proudly - and loved the confused looks I'd get!). I'll be the first to admit I am still trying to figure out this whole "life on a budget in the real world" thing. I may not know what percentage of your paycheck should go toward shoes and what percentage toward bills (50-50 right?), but what I DO know is this: I may not have a lot of money to give, but I have my time, energy, and a passion for helping animals that is insurmountable. I learned I can put my drive toward RAISING money for spay and neuter clinics and shelter animal adoption fairs.
At one such adoption fair I organized last year, only 40 of the 70 shelter animals brought in got adopted. I remember driving home calling Mom feeling deflated - thinking of the 30 animals that had to make that trip back to a shelter. As I was talking to Mom, the words kind of sunk in, "....40 got adopted." It was then I realized how successful the event was, and how much good came out of it. Forty animals now had parents, a warm bed, love, a second chance. In a perfect world, yes, all 70 would have been adopted. It may be impossible to make the world a perfect place, but it is truly SO easy to make it a BETTER place. If you've done even the smallest bit of good today, the world is better because of it.
Please take a look through our website to see more of what The Bianca Rae Foundation is about. This is the start of what I believe will be a remarkable journey, and I am blessed to have a team of good people I trust go down this path with me. I hope you help us be a Rae Of Hope.
CEO and Founder