My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL HUMANE EDUCATORS, Alameda, CA, USA
My name is Carol Everett. In 2002 I was fortunate enough to be offered the best job of my life as a Humane Educator at Kauai Humane Society. This was a brand new department with nothing and starting from scratch. We have limited resources to choose from on our small island in the Pacific. There is so much out there online of ways to teach children about kindness, respect and responsibility towards animals, the environment and each other but it is difficult and time consuming to find effective ways to get your lesson across to students.
The Association of Professional Humane Educators (APHE) is responsible for 90% of the success of Kauai’s Humane Education Department! We see between 3000 to 4000 children yearly since 2003mon half time salary. We offer successful camps, clubs, contests, classroom visits, Paws to Read to assist with scholastics and our students even help train shelter dogs. Most of the successes and creative ideas have come from APHE's networking opportinities! Time is money and in a non-profit setting it is especially important. They have saved our department thousands of hours of time which in turn saves us money. Creative, effective lesson plans on a shoe string budget are shared daily. APHE offers direct assistance to specific problems and ideas and I don’t know what we would do without their support!
Simply stated, the children on Kauai are directly benefiting from all the generous members of APHE willing to share their ideas, successes and failures.
Mahalo nui loa (Thank you from the heart) to APHE! We are truly grateful to them.
With gratitude to APHE,
Carol Everett, CHES
Kauai Humane Society
P. O. Box 3330
Lihue, HI 96766
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Review for Doggone Safe, Suffern, NY, USA
I am a Certified Humane Education Specialist and I use Doggone Safe Be a Tree program for everything from preschool to adult. I especially like the beautiful photos. They are clear in being able to read the dog's feelings. I have used this presentation to thousands of people over the years. Even adults learn from these presentations. Our dog training classes have also used this outstanding resource. Their Doggone Crazy game is a huge hit for our camps. I have even taken the flash cards from the game to make Trivial Pawsuit Games for larger crouds. We have also used their article models to do press releases during some key holiday times. Great stuff and a wonderful resource. Thank you so much for providing such professional materials to those of us in need.