This is a sponsored post for JCPenney. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
It’s 1 month into 2018, do you know where your resolutions are? If you’re like me, you probably left them in that forgotten abyss of “daily life” and can barely remember what you said you were going to do. For the most part, the usual ‘sleep more, lose weight, etc…’, don’t phase me, but the one I was really disappointed in not fulfilling, was wanting to be more actively devoted to philanthropy by giving back to charities I am close to. I recently set out to see how I could start contributing, but with my already busy schedule, and family budget, it was pretty hard! Imagine how happy I was when I found out that one of my favorite stores to shop for my family at, JCPenney, believes in giving back just as much as I do.
I am so excited to partner with JCPenney for this post, because they are making a $9,000 donation, in my nameto the spcaLA, to help more animals in the Los Angeles area. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) is an independent, nonprofit animal welfare organization serving Southern California since 1877. Donations run programs and services including Cruelty Investigations, Disaster Animal Response Team, Humane Education and a variety of shelter services. I am a huge animal lover, and have 5 pets of my own! We have 3 cats, a dog and a turtle, and I swear, if we had the space, we would have as many pets as possible. Thanks to the work of the spcaLA, I adopted two of my babies from a local animal shelter, my cat, Finn, and my dog, Lila.
Lila was a stray, anxious and distrusting of people. The shelter took her in, gave her the medical care and grooming she needed to find her forever home. The very second I saw her, I knew she belonged to our family. She is the baby of the family, and all of us cuddle her every second we can.
Finn was abandoned, adopted once, only to be returned. When he was placed in my arms, he started purring and huddled into me and I was smitten. He’s a big cuddler, and a total mama’s boy. I can’t imagine what my life would have been like if I hadn’t found him.
If you have ever had a pet, you know that they are family. It hurts my heart when I think of so many animals homeless, hungry, and hurting. I am thankful that spcaLA is full of animal lovers who believe that animals, as living creatures, have value beyond economic measurement, and are entitled to legal, moral and ethical consideration and protection. The spcaLA is funded solely by donations from individuals, foundations, and corporations like JCPenney.
JCPenney’s commitment is worth every penny! I love knowing that when I shop there for my daughter’s back to school clothes, my husband’s favorite tee shirts, or even, a new outfit for me, that I’m spending money at a company that gives back to local charities everywhere – charities like spcaLA. To help you start giving back, I am giving away a $50 Gift Card to JCPenney. All you have to do is enter on the form below by commenting and sharing this post. Let’s make giving back the resolution we all can cross off our list in 2018, thanks to JCPenney.