Dogs Helping Kids, Kids Helping Dogs, C.A.R.E. Helping Both
Founded by Linda Fox’s nephew, Brian Ash, Arrive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is dedicated to improving the lives of the most vulnerable children around the world. In partnership with local organizations, Arrive restores hope and self-confidence by empowering at risk youth, orphans, and street children.
Arrive, along with other local organizations, has established multiple childrens’ homes and other projects in Kenya. The children Arrive rescues, ages 4 -17 years old, immediately move from a life of drug addiction, starvation, and homelessness to one of hope and opportunity. Every child goes to school, sleeps in his or her own bed, eats three healthy meals per day, lives a healthy and sober life, and is happy. Most importantly, they learn skills that prepare them for a fulfilling and successful life.
The presence of dogs at Arrive's childrens’ homes provides the children with unconditional love. The kids take responsibility for caring for the dogs and are proud of their dedication to feeding, washing, and playing with the pups. The dogs are equally grateful because they have countless children who love and care for them. It is a win-win situation, which teaches the children responsibility and encourages kindness towards animals.
C.A.R.E. has made two donations to Arrive to help care for the dogs. According to Brian, Arrive pays monthly for dog food - sardines, meat, and corn meal which they mix together to provide the dogs a healthy diet (with, of course, limitations that come with living in rural Kenya!). They pay about $15 per month to feed the dogs. Our donation will be allocated to paying for the dog food and vaccinating the dogs against various local diseases, and special soap they use to wash the dogs with to prevent fleas and other creepy-crawlers.