Thursday, February 28, 2013

Paws with a Cause Blog Hop

When I saw the sign up for this blog hop I jumped at the chance to be a part of it. Though I don’t have fur babies of my own, this organization serves a cause near and dear to my heart—the disabled. My son has autism, and many like him stand to benefit from the generosity of this charity and those who support it.

Paws With A Cause® enhances the independence and quality of life for people with disabilities nationally through custom-trained Assistance Dogs. 
PAWS® increases awareness of the rights and roles of Assistance Dog teams through education and advocacy.  Founded in 1979, Paws With A Cause is dedicated to helping its clients who are challenged by many disabilities, such as Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Seizure Disorders, and Hearing Disorders to name just some.  Each of our dogs are trained to meet the specific needs of our clients. Tasks may include opening and closing doors, picking up objects, pulling a wheelchair, turning lights on and off, and alerting a person to particular sounds like a telephone, doorbell, smoke detector and many others. Our dogs change lives by enhancing the independence of our clients. By just opening a door, a dog opens up the world for a person with a disability and your donations will go to making that happen.  PAWS thanks you so much for your donation and allowing us to open more doors.

Paws With A Cause
4646 South Division
Wayland, MI 49348

I’d love to hear about your fur babies or those you love who cope daily with a disability. I’ve always believed that we are all broken in some way, but the less broken have to take care of those who are more broken. My gift to all who comment this week will be an e-copy of my latest release entitled Blood Promise. So spread the word and become an advocate for the disabled. Info for Paws with a Cause is below. Enjoy the hop!

How to donate:
2. Click on "Make a Donation"
3. Enter a amount you wish to donate. Everibbon will add a small fee to your donation for processing. My fee for donating $5.00 was .49 cents. So keep this in mind when deciding your donation amount. You will receive 1 entry into the giveaway for every $1 you donate.  
4. In the box that says "on the behalf of" please put your name. This is the name that will be listed on the everibbon website so put a name you do not mind being visible to everyone. Do not check the box to make a anonymous donation because I will not be able to track your donation to enter you into the giveaways.
5. Next it will ask you for your credit or debit card information. 
6. Then it will ask for your email address to send you a receipt. This is so that you can submit it for tax purposes.
7. Ta Da! Your all done making your donation. Now you need to contact Danielle to enter the giveaway.
8. Please email Danielle at with the name you used to donate your money. For example the name I used to donate on behalf of was Romance Book Junkies. Do not send me your name off your credit or debit card because I will not be able to see this. Along with the name you used please tell me how much you donated and if you live in the US or are International.
9. Your all done. Thank you for donating! 

Warning: Do not try to email Danielle the name and donation amount of another person that is not yourself. If Danielle recieves more than one email with the same persons name and donation amount she will have to ask for your copy of the receipt from everibbon to verify that you are the correct winner. Thank you.
We will have 4 winners for the main giveaway.
We have 2 $65 gift certificates to any online book store.
Also we have 2 huge boxes of books and swag from Romance Book Junkies and Bitten by Paranormal Romance for US residents only.

Good luck to all and thank you for helping make this fundraiser a success.  


  1. Like you, I jumped at the chance to participate. I have quite the collection of fur-babies (6 dogs: 3 labs, 1 corgi, 2 bassets; 1 cat & the DH has a parrot who doesn't like me LOL). We have lots of room for them to run and play but they prefer lounging in the sunlight as much as possible :) Hope you can stop by My PAWS hop post. tracidhorton at yahoo dot com

    1. I visited you, Traci. What a fabulous post. :)

  2. I have only one furry friend right now, have lost 2 in the past few years. This sounds like a great cause and I donated to help out.

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

    1. susanmp,
      I'm so sorry to hear about your little angels in heaven. It is a great cause. I totally did this because I do love fur babies, but also for my son. I'm an advocate for all causes that help the disabled. Thank you so much for commenting and don't forget to let Danielle know that you donated so that you will be entered into the big giveaways.

  3. I think this is a great cause. We are all animal lovers here. The kids participate in 4H programs (chickens, turkeys, and rabbits this year), plus we have 2 lovely puppies, a few cavies (guinea pigs), and the occasional cat that wanders over - we live on an agricultural farm.

    I made my donation the first day! I wish you all much luck in meeting your goals.

    evanlea at gmail dot com