Memorial Donation - In Memory of Dawn
On February 17th, 2023, Dawn Schmidt passed unexpectedly. Dawn was a loving mother who always went above and beyond to care for her family. To best honor Dawn's memory, her family has chosen donations to go to 4 Paws for Ability, an organization that trains service dogs for children and adults in need. Dawn’s love for animals and others was prevalent, and being able to support struggling families by helping them get a life changing service dog is something we greatly look forward to doing in her honor.
This organization is one that is near and dear to the families heart. Dawn’s niece Faith Ellen is autistic and nonverbal. They are one of the many families who have a service dog from 4 Paws. Over the years, they have been able to see how the gift of a service animal has impacted Faith’s quality of life, providing safety and increased freedom.
Faith’s service dog Admiral is trained as a Multipurpose Assistance Dog assisting with behavioral issues that might arise, mobility assistance, seizure alert, and search and rescue. One of Faith’s biggest behaviors is running and having a dog that at any moment can jump into action locating her is a truly incredible sight.
About 4 Paws For Ability.
4 Paws provides many different types of services dogs including:
-Hearing Ear Dogs
-Autism Assistance Dogs
-Mobility Assistance Dogs
-Seizure Alert Dogs
-Diabetic Alert Dogs
-Fetal Alcohol/ Drug Exposure Assistance Dogs
-Facility Assistance Dogs
-Multipurpose Assistance Dogs
-Veteran Assistance Dogs
We know that it would bring great joy to Dawn to know that people are donating to help another family in her name.
Donations will help children and veterans receive their life-changing service dog. More information about 4 Paws for Ability may be found here: 4pawsforability.org
Donations can be made in any denomination by adding multiple donation amounts to your cart and/or using the $1 amount to adjust the donation total (for example one $5 donation and two $1 donations can be used to make a $7 donation).
Donor information release: by donating to 4 Paws for Ability in memory of Dawn Schmidt, the donor authorizes the release of their name to the family of Dawn Schmidt. If a donor would like to make their contribution anonymous to the family, please state this in the notes section in your cart at checkout. Thank you for honoring Dawn and her family with a donation to 4 Paws for Ability.