Grant Thornton names “Go Team Therapy, Airport and Crisis Dogs” his new Purple Paladin
CHICAGO–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Grant Thornton LLP, a leading audit, tax and advisory firm, has appointed Go Team Therapy, Airport and Crisis Dogs (Go Team Therapy Dogs) as part of its Purple Paladin initiative – a program that helps emerging nonprofits get started from the start. until unstoppable. ‘ As part of the program, Grant Thornton provides funding, business advice and volunteer support, while helping nonprofits raise awareness of their work and mission.
The goal of this newly selected Purple Paladin is to produce well-trained therapy dogs and place them in programs and spaces where they can provide comfort, care and assistance to those in need.
“Go Team Therapy Dogs has an amazing and heartwarming mission – and we are confident the organization will continue to uplift people wherever it serves,” said Brad Preber, CEO of Grant Thornton. “Dogs just have a way to make the toughest situations easier, and it has never been more evident than during the pandemic. My two golden retrievers made me smile every day. Go Team Therapy Dogs understands the comfort these amazing animals can provide and has taken this ability to a highly skilled level which is simply inspiring.
An organization born out of disaster
When the Waldo Canyon fire devastated the Colorado Springs community and displaced 32,000 residents, Nancy Trepagnier knew she and her dogs could help. Trepagnier’s dogs, Tabor and Snickers, who were already therapy dogs, spent days bringing comfort, smiles and calm to distraught residents and exhausted first responders.
Inspired by the peace created by her dogs, Trepagnier launched Go Team Therapy Dogs. Today, his team trains dogs in a wide variety of settings, including disaster sites, assisted living facilities, schools, airports and hospitals. And unlike other programs, all breeds of dogs are welcome. Trepagnier believes that all dogs can provide care and comfort in times of crisis.
“Most people can understand firsthand the natural ability of dogs to comfort people,” said Trepagnier. “With their families, it can be as easy as curling up on the sofa or playing fetch in the garden. But when it comes to crises and sensitive environments, it requires real training. And Grant Thornton – a company full of highly skilled humans – understands and shares that vision, for people and puppies alike. ”
To learn more about Go Team Therapy Dogs, visit www.grantthornton.com/PurplePaladins. To donate to Go Team Therapy Dogs, visit www.goteamdogs.org/ways-to-give.
Go Team Therapy Dogs joins eight other nonprofits Grant Thornton previously selected as Purple Paladins: Find Your Anchor, Foster Nation, Hope in a Box, Weird Enough Productions, Invisible Hands Deliver, Pal Experiences, Sneakers for Soldiers and Coming Up Rosies.
Find Your Anchor is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit focused on suicide prevention. To help people who are struggling to find hope, the organization creates and distributes boxes of selected items called “anchors”. Each box includes a deck of cards titled “52+ Reasons to Live”, a list of suicide prevention resources and posters with messages of hope. To find out more, visit www.findyouranchor.us.
Foster Nation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that helps former foster youth overcome the challenges associated with the “aging” foster care system. To learn more, visit: www.fosternation.org.
Hope in a Box is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that provides educators with literature, in-depth programs, and mentoring to improve classroom environments for LGBTQ + students. To learn more, visit: www.hopeinabox.org.
Weird Enough Productions is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit that develops free, interactive online content designed to combat media misrepresentation of minority communities. The organization is best known for its comic book series “The UnCommons”. To learn more, visit: www.weirdenough.com.
Invisible Hands Deliver is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit that uses more than 12,000 volunteers to deliver groceries, prescriptions and other essentials to people vulnerable to COVID- 19, including the elderly, disabled and immunocompromised. To learn more, visit: www.invisiblehandsdeliver.org.
Pal Experiences is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit that helps people with non-visible disabilities, such as autism, have more inclusive experiences in museums, entertainment venues, and sporting events. To learn more, visit: www.palexperiences.org.
Sneakers for Soldiers is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that provides well-fitting athletic shoes to combat troops deployed in all branches of the military. To learn more, visit: www.sneakersforsoldiers.org.
Coming Up Rosies is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that provides “smile kits” to hospitals so that children, especially those with hair loss, can participate in therapeutic arts activities for create custom superhero scarves, scarves and capes. their own unique designs. To find out more, visit: www.cominguprosies.com.
Grant Thornton’s Purple Paladins program takes its name from the word paladin, a champion of a cause. Grant Thornton and his professionals have donated over $ 450,000 to Purple Paladin nonprofits, and more than 350 Grant Thornton professionals have volunteered to support the company’s Purple Paladins.
To learn more about Purple Paladins, or to nominate a nonprofit for potential support, visit Grant Thornton’s website: www.grantthornton.com/PurplePaladins.
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