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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Philanthropy, Public Foundations

Mission: To Comfort the hurts and hearts of children who are hospitalized and alone.

Results: Since 2010 we have donated over 2,000 Owie BowWowie to hospitalized children all over the United States, but to continue giving... we need your help. Comfort is love in action, and it will take many of us to ensure that not one of the 20 million hospitalized children (per year) are forgotten.

Target demographics: Children who are hospitalized with a life-threatening illness.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Northridge Hospital

Geographic areas served: Northridge Hospital, Loma Linda Medical Center, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, and many others!

Programs: We have many programs designed for specific needs. Please contact us if you would like to know more about ways in which we can help you to give.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 UncagedPaws

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have known Gina Woods and Owie for three years. I met them in advance of a life changing event for me. Gina gifted an Owie to me which provided comfort at a time of tremendous loss. In the years since our meeting, I knew that Owie provided many ways to bring comfort. Our organization, Uncaged Paws has joined with Owie BowWowie to bring awareness to the plight of shelter animals. In our Save A Dog - Give A Dog program for each shelter pet that is saved a contribution is made to provide a hospitalized child with their own FUR-iend of Owie. With 8 million companion animals entering animal shelters each year, Owie and Uncaged Paws are working together with rescues across the country who provide PAWsitive outcomes, a win for shelter pets and children. Woof it up Owie!

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owiebowwowie 11/03/2014

THANK YOU! Onward to comforting children and their furry furiends! xo

1 Beth127

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Gina Woods and her OwieBowWowie creation are both invaluable assets to the non profit community and people in need of comfort. I am a proud supporter of OwieBowWowie and his power to help heal. It has been a privilege to find ways to incorporate OwieBowWowie into the work our organization does with rescue animal organizations. Owie has inspired lots of healing at both ends of the leash. Gina's social media messages also provide an amazing source of inspiration, perspective and appreciation that touches people where and when it is most needed. Heartfelt gratitude to Gina for the countless ways she and Owie contribute towards making the world a better place for the rest of us. -Beth Pattee Co-Founder/CEO WhatCanWe.org

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owiebowwowie 10/30/2014

Thank you Beth! We love Whatcanwe! You rock!

3 Frankie P.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

OwieBowWowie is the dogchild of creator Gina Woods and what a blessing they both are to the world. With 22 million families touched with a critically ill child, OwieBowWowie is often the brightest part of the child's day. OwieBowWowie is a comfort toy, a FURiend, a confidante, and cuddle bunny and a soft place to land when tubes, and needles and oxygen masks become the order of the day.
Kids aren't meant to be in hospitals, but sometimes that is the reality of their Life.
The Love , the comfort and the SMILES that OwieBowWowie brings to each child and their families is priceless. There is no better charity than OwieBowWowie. He makes us all feel like kids when we see him and want him if we don't have one.
Gina Woods is a blessing and so is her Owie!
Frankie Picasso ...founder Host of The Good Radio Network
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thegoodradionetwork/2014/10/30/8-million-children-alone-in-the-hospital-with-no-visitorsenter-owiebowwowie-1

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owiebowwowie 10/30/2014

Thank you Frankie.