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Patriots and Paws

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Service Organizations, Human Services, Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

Mission: At Patriots and Paws our passion is to help those who have served their country and now are in need of help. We provide our veterans with home furnishings through the donations of others. We also provide them with a rescued companionship animal.

Results: In 2012 helped over 225 families, in 2013 we helped over 500 families in 2014 , 954 families, in 2015 we helped 1006 families, in 2016 we helped 981 families. At Patriots and Paws we count on our Volunteers, because we are an ALL Volunteer organization. In 2015, we put in almost 17,000.00 volunteer hours and in 2016 we put in over 14,500 volunteer hours. We did 1012 pick ups of donated goods from the community in 2016. This doesn't include those who dropped off items. This doesn't include the families we provided Holiday dinner bags to, or those at the that we provided, underwear, socks, t-shirts, sports bras, or yesterdays event with The Vet Hunters Project in Santa Ana all the clothes that was donated. Nor does it include those who through our Partnership with WAGS ~ Westminster Adoption Group and Services, who were able to adopt a companionship animal or those who come on Saturdays for training with 4 Paws 4 Patriots Service Dogs for Veterans who we have also partnered with or even Canine Intelligence Academy who we have partnered with. We can't forget the Christmas presents that were given to us to give away and the support of Volunteers for Veterans Foundation/Veterans Car Show and so many others.

Target demographics: Veterans/Active duty service members and Reserves, and their families

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1006 families of Veterans, Active Military, Reservists throughout So. California.

Geographic areas served: We have served Veterans and their families in the Southern California area from San Diego, Orange, Riverside, Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties

Programs: Provisions for Patriots, where we provide home furnishings like beds, couches, dining room tables, dishes, pots and pans and other basics to create there home. We will also unite them with a companionship animal that is fixed, current on shots and micro chipped all for FREE.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



Rating: 5

I donated 4 chairs and two lamps. While I was there I got a tour of the facility and I saw two veterans picking out home furnishings for their families. They were very thankful to Patriots and Paws for giving them this opportunity to make their lives more complete.



Rating: 5

Patriots and Paws is a unique organization that assists US veterans and rescues animals from shelters by pairing them up with veterans' families. The Carousel Inn and Suites is a hotel located 100 yards from Disneyland's main entrance. We have donated mattresses to Patriots and Paws who provide furniture for veterans. Ms. Penny who runs the organization has been great. She has helped move the mattresses herself! Her volunteers have been super to work with.

Mimi Jeng
General Manager