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23 May, 2018

My Dog is My Home - Spring Auction

The 100 Bogart team takes pride in promoting our member's many endeavors on site, and off site. Naturally, we couldn't miss the opportunity to support our members, My Dog is My Home - a non-profit dedicated to providing shelter for homeless people with companion pets. Last month they hosted an Auction for Access, to fundraise for their cause and for dogs all over the U.S.!


 

My Dog is My Home is a national organization, whom solely focus on preserving the human-animal bond in the circumstances of homelessness. Due to a general "no pets allowed" rule within social services and other programs, people experiencing homelessness are often faced with the ultimatum of leaving their companion animals to seek shelter or remaining on the streets with no protection.


 

"My Dog is My Home's mission is to increase access to shelter and housing for people experiencing homelessness with companian animals. By securing to maintain their most important relationships and find adequate shelter, we ensure every family's right to build a home," said Founder and Executive Director, Christine Kim.  "By using a capacity building approach, we promote the creation of systematic, macro-level responses to homelessness and animal companionship."


 Currently, there are no New York City homeless shelters offering accommodations for people experiencing homelessness with animals. In an attempt to build the capacity of their local shelters and raise awareness, My Dog is My Home hosted a Spring Fundraiser Auction for Access right up the street from 100 Bogart at the neighborhood favorite, Pine Box Rock Shop! 


 

Their event was a doggie-friendly auction filled with drinks, snacks and activities for both dogs and their humans. We are so glad we got the chance to stop by to support the cause and enjoy a lovely evening alongside My Dog is My Home's local team – Christine Kim, Executive Director, and Tiffany Noboa, Social Work Intern, who were ecstatic to raise awareness for their cause.


 

My Dog is My Home is a 100% volunteer run organization, which means that any kind of help is appreciated. If you would like to help, you can do so by donating, collecting supplies, and spreading the word! There are many other ways you can help as well, for example, by becoming a volunteer or intern - Donating your time is just as impactful as donating money! For more details, check here.

We hope to continue to watch My Dog is My Home grow and we are happy to be part of their journey!