chipper, view from higher above
Chipper Gives

THANK YOU to those of you who have purchased Chipper’s book and gift shop items! Because of your support, she has been able to make the following donations to brighten her corner of the world:

March 2013*:

$164.67 to Love146, a non-profit that fights against child sex trafficking. Two children are sold into the sex trade every 60 seconds. Twenty-five percent of the customers are American. Girls and boys as young as 5-years-old are ordered by number from a menu. They service as many as 15 customers per night, every night. Love146 works closely with law enforcement agencies to rescue these kids, and they operate a safe home in the Philippines for 40 girls. They focus on survivor care and prevention education in several countries, including the United States.

April 2013*:

$157.66 to the Colorado Puppy Rescue, a licensed, non-profit, no-kill rescue. Chipper is forever grateful to them for saving her life! Thousands of adoptable puppies, dogs, cats, and kittens are euthanized every day in America because people don't spay/neuter their pets. Please visit Petfinder.com to find adoptable shelter animals in your area. You can also help by providing a temporary foster home (Chipper has helped to foster 175 puppies). Contact your local shelter or rescue group today!

May 2013*:

$81.85 to the Jessica Ridgeway Legacy Fund, which was created to honor her memory by helping children and animals. Jessica was a 10-year old girl who was abducted from Chipper's neighborhood. She loved animals-- especially her little dog, Bristle. Chipper is so thankful to Jessica's mom for giving her blessing to mention this precious girl in our book!

June 2013*:

TEN PIZZAS to her friends at the Urban Peak Homeless Youth Shelter located in Denver. Chipper met these wonderful kids when she was training to become a therapy dog. She shares a special bond with them because she was once a homeless youth (stray) too! The Urban Peak website includes a wish list for those of you who want to donate items.

July 2013*:

$9.08 to iEmpathize, a Boulder-based non-profit dedicated to putting an end to the child sex trade. They help to coordinate raids on brothels, provide prevention education to teachers and school children, and fund safe homes in Mexico and Asia. They partner with the United States trucking industry and its 3 million drivers to combat the problem along our highways and at truck stops-- and they provide media to influence officials to pass anti-trafficking legislation across the globe.

August 2013*:

$40.59 to Planting Peace, a non-profit that operates orphanages in Haiti and India in order to prevent kids from becoming sex slaves or child soldiers. Co-founded by CNN Hero, Aaron Jackson, this charity provides safe shelter for children who become orphans as a result of malaria, famine, AIDS, natural disaster, and war.

September 2013*:

$88.43 to the Cesar Millan Foundation, which promotes animal welfare by supporting the rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming of abused and abandoned dogs. Cesar's TV show, The Dog Whisperer, is the reason Chipper's parents decided to adopt a dog in the first place. Chipper digs Cesar and is grateful for this way to thank him for his role in finding a forever home for her.

October 2013*:

$53.91 in the form of Christmas gifts for the kids at the Children's Hospital of Colorado! She made several friends in the Butterfly program (pediatric hospice) when she was training to become a therapy dog, and they have a special place in her heart.

November 2013*:

$14.67 to the Freedom Service Dogs of America, a Colorado-based nonprofit organization that rescues dogs from local shelters and trains them to comfort and assist children and adults with disabilities. Currently 56 war veterans are on the waiting list for the Operation Freedom program, which was developed to provide therapy dogs and service dogs to help returning war veterans deal with depression, PTSD, etc. Freedom Service Dogs also offers a therapeutic dog training program for Colorado High Risk Youth.

December 2013*:

$239.97 to the National Mill Dog Rescue, a non-profit organization located in Colorado Springs. This charity rescues, rehabilitates, and finds homes for dogs who have been forced to breed in cruel conditions at puppy mills. The National Mill Dog Rescue has since rescued over 8,000 puppy mill survivors. DO NOT BUY PUPPIES FROM PET STORES! Adopt from a shelter or rescue group (see www.Petfinder.com).

January 2014*:

$12.72 to the Children of the Night, a non-profit organization in California dedicated to rescuing America’s children from prostitution. Children of the Night operates a sex-trafficking hotline to rescue children 24 hours a day. They provide free taxi/airline transportation nationwide for child prostitutes (ages 11-17) who wish to escape prostitution and live in a shelter home. This home offers an on-site school and college placement program. Over 10,000 children have been rescued so far!

February 2014*:

$236.66 to the Gentle Barn, a peaceful sanctuary for over 120 severely abused animals. Located in California, the Gentle Barn works with at-risk youth and special needs children. Animals, with their unconditional love, and a non-judgmental attitude, can often reach kids more deeply and effectively than people can. Animals also teach forgiveness, love, trust, empathy, and responsibility. (UPDATE November 2015: Please research this charity on Charity Navigator before donating to them.)

March 2014*:

$29.63 to the Mountain Peace Shelter, a safe place for victims of domestic abuse. Located near Chipper's house, this shelter brings healing, hope, and renewal to women, children, AND THEIR PETS! Many people will not leave an abusive situation for fear that their pets may be injured or killed to get back at them. Mountain Peace Shelter knows the importance of keeping all family members together and safe; it is one of the only shelters in Colorado where pets can come and be with their humans. Chipper recently made paw-printed valentines for all of the women, children, and dogs at the shelter… they have a special place in her doggy heart.

April 2014*:

$195 to the Kindness Ranch, a 1000-acre sanctuary in Wyoming for dogs, cats, pigs, sheep, and horses who have been used in laboratory research. They provide an adoption program for all of the animals that can be rehabilitated, so most of the animals that arrive end up living happy lives as a family pet. Those who are too debilitated, old, or ill to be place in a loving home are welcome to spend the rest of their lives at the peaceful ranch, surrounded by caretakers and volunteers who love them.

May 2014*:

$82.84 to the Evergreen Animal Protective League. This rescue group saves animals who are on the Kill List at shelters by putting them into temporary foster homes until they are adopted into their forever families. Our family has fostered 20 puppies for EAPL. EAPL depends on donations to pay for the advertising and veterinary care necessary to place animals into permanent homes.

June 2014*:

$91.54 to the Intermountain Humane Society by Chipper's house! This shelter has a 100% placement rate for adoptable animals, and helps to educate the public about the importance of spaying or neutering their pets to reduce the number of animals euthanized in shelters.

July 2014*:

$67.39 in the form of pet food and money to the Colorado Pet Pantry. One of the most common reasons pets are relinquished to shelters is because their owners can no longer afford to feed them. The Colorado Pet Pantry currently partners with three food banks in the Denver area, serving each neighborhood once per month with the goal of ensuring that all families in the neighborhood have the resources to consistently feed their pets, keeping them out of shelters.

August 2014*:

$131.37 to sponsor a group of disabled children to tour the Gentle Barn, a peaceful sanctuary for over 120 severely abused animals. Located in California, the Gentle Barn works with at-risk youth and special needs children. Animals, with their unconditional love, and a non-judgmental attitude, can often reach kids more deeply and effectively than people can. Animals also teach forgiveness, love, trust, empathy, and responsibility. (Due to a technical glitch on our publisher’s website, Chipper fell short of her $400 goal in February, so she chose Gentle Barn again for August. With the help of her friends, she was able to reach her goal!) (UPDATE November 2015: Please research this charity on Charity Navigator before donating to them.)

September 2014*:

$61.88 to the Mile High Husky Rescue, a foster based rescue organization in Colorado dedicated to rescue, rehabilitate, and find loving homes for unwanted Siberian Huskies. They also educate the public about the special needs of the Siberian Husky. Chipper chose this rescue group because her little sister, Cheyenne, is a husky mix.

October 2014*:

$56.88 to K9s For Warriors, a non-profit dedicated to providing service canines to their warriors suffering from post-traumatic stress and/or traumatic brain injury as a result of military service post 9/11. Their goal is to give a new leash on life to rescue dogs and military heroes, empowering warriors to return to civilian life with dignity and independence.

November 2014*:

$197.06 to JOY International, a registered non-profit in Conifer, Colorado, that is devoted to the rescue of child sex slaves all over the world. Donations in 2014 were used to to rescue children as young as 4 years old in Cambodia, the USA, India and Brazil. JOY International partnered with other organizations to conduct well over 100 rescues that resulted in the arrest, prosecution, and convictions of many perpetrators including child predators, pimps, and brothel owners. JOY Int’l recently launched a team of highly skilled and well-trained members in SE Asia, giving police the tools necessary for greater success in rescue operations. Not only did this team rescue 10 girls who are now in a safe home, as they show their success to other nations, trainings will increase from country to country.

December 2014*:

$202.26 to the Colorado Puppy Rescue, a licensed, non-profit, no-kill rescue. Chipper is forever grateful to them for saving her life (and her sister Cheyenne’s life)! Thousands of adoptable puppies, dogs, cats, and kittens are euthanized every day in America because people don't spay/neuter their pets. Please visit Petfinder.com to find adoptable shelter animals in your area. You can also help by providing a temporary foster home (Chipper has helped to foster over 200 puppies). Contact your local shelter or rescue group today!

January 2015*:

$21.59 to Ten Kids, Inc., a non-profit organization based in Kentucky. They currently provide 100% support (food, shelter, medical care, and education) for seven Haitian orphans and help with an additional 23 kids. (Providing a safe home for orphans is a fantastic way to prevent them from becoming victims of the child sex trade!) Ten Kids Inc. also tries each year to raise funds for things such as beds, furniture, mattresses, school supplies and other miscellaneous needs. Additionally, when they are in Haiti they try to work with other organizations to set up deworming clinics and establish a distribution network for continued distribution of the medication.

February 2015*:

$29.30 to 1 Boy 4 Change, a registered 501(c)(3) organization started by Christopher Carswell when he was only 13 years old. Chris, now 16-years-old, has had one medical problem after another—including a stroke that left him blind in one eye. His hero is a 5-year-old German Shepherd named Bronx, who has been trained to alert him of an oncoming seizure. Rather than spending time feeling sorry for himself, Chris started a foundation called “1 Boy 4 Change,” which is about “paying it forward” and “making the world a kinder place.” Chris’s charity offers hope for individuals with disabilities (warrior beads for sick children), support for soldiers (coffee and letters for our troops), and life-saving equipment for police K9 teams (K9 first aid kits and car alarms to prevent heat stroke). Chris is now recovering from his third brain surgery. Chipper chose to donate her profits to Christopher’s foundation this month so that he would take comfort in the knowledge that his goal to change the world is still being accomplished even though he isn’t able to do very much while he recovers.

March 2015*:

$36.95 to the Intermountain Humane Society by Chipper's house! This shelter has a 100% placement rate for adoptable animals, and helps to educate the public about the importance of spaying or neutering their pets to reduce the number of animals euthanized in shelters.

April 2015*:

$144.47 to Camp Dawn’s Hope by Chipper's house! This camp is for children battling cancer. Chipper’s goal was to sell enough books so she could donate $500 to sponsor a local family to attend the camp. She fell short of her goal, but some friends helped out by making donations to the camp in her name, and together they surpassed the goal and raised a whopping total of $582.47!

May 2015*:

$163.14 to the National Mill Dog Rescue, a non-profit organization located in Colorado Springs. This charity rescues, rehabilitates, and finds homes for dogs who have been forced to breed in cruel conditions at puppy mills. The National Mill Dog Rescue has since rescued over 8,000 puppy mill survivors. DO NOT BUY PUPPIES FROM PET STORES! Adopt from a shelter or rescue group (see www.Petfinder.com).

June 2015*:

$228.71 to help a boy with cancer.

July 2015*:

$40.21 to Second Chances For Blind Dogs, a non-profit organization that helps blind dogs by supplying them with Muffin’s Halo to help them navigate in this world. Their goal is to bring forth awareness for blind dogs and champion for them, so they can have the best chance of getting rescued/adopted.

August 2015*:

$76.34 to Animal Place, a non-profit that operates a 600-acre animal sanctuary in Grass Valley, California, and a 60-acre animal shelter in Vacaville, California. They provide permanent sanctuary, education, legislation and appropriate placement of needy animals, with a special emphasis on farmed animals. They provide a safe haven for animals from small and large farms, slaughterhouses, research facilities, and neglect or cruelty cases. Animal Place was a “Great Nonprofits Top-Rated Charity” in 2011, 2012, and 2013.

September 2015*:

$15.09 to iEmpathize, a Boulder-based non-profit dedicated to putting an end to the child sex trade. They help to coordinate raids on brothels, provide prevention education to teachers and school children, and fund safe homes in Mexico and Asia. They partner with the United States trucking industry and its 3 million drivers to combat the problem along our highways and at truck stops-- and they provide media to influence officials to pass anti-trafficking legislation across the globe.

October 2015*:

$27.33 to the Colorado Puppy Rescue, a licensed, non-profit, no-kill rescue. Chipper is forever grateful to them for saving her life! Thousands of adoptable puppies, dogs, cats, and kittens are euthanized every day in America because people don't spay/neuter their pets. Please visit Petfinder.com to find adoptable shelter animals in your area. You can also help by providing a temporary foster home (Chipper has helped to foster 200+ puppies). Contact your local shelter or rescue group today!

November 2015*:

$159.85 to JOY International, a registered non-profit in Conifer, Colorado, that is devoted to the rescue of child sex slaves all over the world. Donations in 2014 were used to to rescue children as young as 4 years old in Cambodia, the USA, India and Brazil. JOY International partnered with other organizations to conduct well over 100 rescues that resulted in the arrest, prosecution, and convictions of many perpetrators including child predators, pimps, and brothel owners. JOY Int’l recently launched a team of highly skilled and well-trained members in SE Asia, giving police the tools necessary for greater success in rescue operations. Not only did this team rescue 10 girls who are now in a safe home, as they show their success to other nations, trainings will increase from country to country.

December 2015*:

$97.17 to the Beagle Freedom Project, a non-profit with a mission to rescue and find homes for beagles used in laboratory research (medical/pharmaceutical, household products and cosmetics). Beagles are the most popular breed for lab use because of their friendly, docile, trusting, forgiving, people-pleasing personalities. Most of the beagles (provided by commercial breeders) have spent their entire lives in small metal cages, enduring terrible suffering; they have never seen the sun or felt grass under their feet.

January 2016*:

$52.10 to the Puppy Rescue Mission, a non-profit with a mission to help military men and women bring their battle buddies home. They fundraise and assist in pet rescue, foster, and re-homing when needed. They assist with requests, logistics, administration and fundraising for the adopted stray dogs of war rescued by and bonded with solders. This may include vet care, supplies, transport, and related issues.

February 2016*:

$7.11 to JOY International, a registered non-profit in Conifer, Colorado, that is devoted to the rescue of child sex slaves all over the world. Donations have been used to to rescue children as young as 4 years old in Cambodia, the USA, India and Brazil. JOY International has partnered with other organizations to conduct rescues that resulted in the arrest, prosecution, and convictions of many perpetrators including child predators, pimps, and brothel owners. JOY Int’l recently launched a team of highly skilled and well-trained members in SE Asia, giving police the tools necessary for greater success in rescue operations. Not only did this team rescue 10 girls who are now in a safe home, as they show their success to other nations, trainings will increase from country to country.

March 2016*:

$218.08 to JOY International, a registered non-profit in Conifer, Colorado, that is devoted to the rescue of child sex slaves all over the world. Donations have been used to to rescue children as young as 4 years old in Cambodia, the USA, India and Brazil. JOY International has partnered with other organizations to conduct rescues that resulted in the arrest, prosecution, and convictions of many perpetrators including child predators, pimps, and brothel owners. JOY Int’l recently launched a team of highly skilled and well-trained members in SE Asia, giving police the tools necessary for greater success in rescue operations. Not only did this team rescue 10 girls who are now in a safe home, as they show their success to other nations, trainings will increase from country to country.

April 2016*:

$62.59 to JOY International, a registered non-profit in Conifer, Colorado, that is devoted to the rescue of child sex slaves all over the world. Donations have been used to to rescue children as young as 4 years old in Cambodia, the USA, India and Brazil. JOY International has partnered with other organizations to conduct rescues that resulted in the arrest, prosecution, and convictions of many perpetrators including child predators, pimps, and brothel owners. JOY Int’l recently launched a team of highly skilled and well-trained members in SE Asia, giving police the tools necessary for greater success in rescue operations. Not only did this team rescue 10 girls who are now in a safe home, as they show their success to other nations, trainings will increase from country to country.

May 2016*:

$66.65 to JOY International, a registered non-profit in Conifer, Colorado, that is devoted to the rescue of child sex slaves all over the world. Donations have been used to to rescue children as young as 4 years old in Cambodia, the USA, India and Brazil. JOY International has partnered with other organizations to conduct rescues that resulted in the arrest, prosecution, and convictions of many perpetrators including child predators, pimps, and brothel owners. JOY Int’l recently launched a team of highly skilled and well-trained members in SE Asia, giving police the tools necessary for greater success in rescue operations. Not only did this team rescue 10 girls who are now in a safe home, as they show their success to other nations, trainings will increase from country to country.

June 2016*:

$27.78 to JOY International, a registered non-profit in Conifer, Colorado, that is devoted to the rescue of child sex slaves all over the world. Donations have been used to to rescue children as young as 4 years old in Cambodia, the USA, India and Brazil. JOY International has partnered with other organizations to conduct rescues that resulted in the arrest, prosecution, and convictions of many perpetrators including child predators, pimps, and brothel owners. JOY Int’l recently launched a team of highly skilled and well-trained members in SE Asia, giving police the tools necessary for greater success in rescue operations. Not only did this team rescue 10 girls who are now in a safe home, as they show their success to other nations, trainings will increase from country to country.

July 2016*:

$18.03 to the Freedom Service Dogs of America, a Colorado-based nonprofit organization that rescues dogs from local shelters and trains them to comfort and assist children and adults with disabilities. Currently 56 war veterans are on the waiting list for the Operation Freedom program, which was developed to provide therapy dogs and service dogs to help returning war veterans deal with depression, PTSD, etc. Freedom Service Dogs also offers a therapeutic dog training program for Colorado High Risk Youth.

August 2016*:

$76 to the Colorado Puppy Rescue, a licensed, non-profit, no-kill rescue. Chipper is forever grateful to them for saving her life! Thousands of adoptable puppies, dogs, cats, and kittens are euthanized every day in America because people don't spay/neuter their pets. Please visit AdoptAPet.com to find adoptable shelter animals in your area. You can also help by providing a temporary foster home (Chipper has helped to foster 200+ puppies). Contact your local shelter or rescue group today!

September 2016*:

$47 to the National Mill Dog Rescue, a non-profit organization located in Colorado Springs. This charity rescues, rehabilitates, and finds homes for dogs who have been forced to breed in cruel conditions at puppy mills. The National Mill Dog Rescue has since rescued over 8,000 puppy mill survivors. DO NOT BUY PUPPIES FROM PET STORES! Adopt from a shelter or rescue group.

October 2016*:

$47.94 in the form of pet food to the Colorado Pet Pantry. One of the most common reasons pets are relinquished to shelters is because their owners can no longer afford to feed them. The Colorado Pet Pantry currently partners with three food banks in the Denver area, serving each neighborhood once per month with the goal of ensuring that all families in the neighborhood have the resources to consistently feed their pets, keeping them out of shelters.

November 2016*:

$144.42 to the National Mill Dog Rescue, a non-profit organization located in Colorado Springs. This charity rescues, rehabilitates, and finds homes for dogs who have been forced to breed in cruel conditions at puppy mills. The National Mill Dog Rescue has since rescued over 8,000 puppy mill survivors. DO NOT BUY PUPPIES FROM PET STORES! Adopt from a shelter or rescue group.

December 2016*:

$114.73 to the Beagle Freedom Project, a non-profit with a mission to rescue and find homes for beagles used in laboratory research (medical/pharmaceutical, household products and cosmetics). Beagles are the most popular breed for lab use because of their friendly, docile, trusting, forgiving, people-pleasing personalities. Most of the beagles (provided by commercial breeders) have spent their entire lives in small metal cages, enduring terrible suffering; they have never seen the sun or felt grass under their feet.

January 2017*:

$53.59 to Animal Place, a non-profit that operates a 600-acre animal sanctuary in Grass Valley, California, and a 60-acre animal shelter in Vacaville, California. They provide permanent sanctuary, education, legislation and appropriate placement of needy animals, with a special emphasis on farmed animals. They provide a safe haven for animals from small and large farms, slaughterhouses, research facilities, and neglect or cruelty cases. Animal Place was a “Great Nonprofits Top-Rated Charity” in 2011, 2012, and 2013.

February 2017*:

$17.44 to the Freedom Service Dogs of America, a Colorado-based nonprofit organization that rescues dogs from local shelters and trains them to comfort and assist children and adults with disabilities. Currently 56 war veterans are on the waiting list for the Operation Freedom program, which was developed to provide therapy dogs and service dogs to help returning war veterans deal with depression, PTSD, etc. Freedom Service Dogs also offers a therapeutic dog training program for Colorado High Risk Youth.

March 2017*:

$48.32 to JOY International, a registered non-profit in Conifer, Colorado, that is devoted to the rescue of child sex slaves all over the world. Donations have been used to to rescue children as young as 4 years old in Cambodia, the USA, India and Brazil. JOY International has partnered with other organizations to conduct rescues that resulted in the arrest, prosecution, and convictions of many perpetrators including child predators, pimps, and brothel owners. JOY Int’l recently launched a team of highly skilled and well-trained members in SE Asia, giving police the tools necessary for greater success in rescue operations.

April 2017*:

$_______ to JOY International, a registered non-profit in Conifer, Colorado, that is devoted to the rescue of child sex slaves all over the world. Donations have been used to to rescue children as young as 4 years old in Cambodia, the USA, India and Brazil. JOY International has partnered with other organizations to conduct rescues that resulted in the arrest, prosecution, and convictions of many perpetrators including child predators, pimps, and brothel owners. JOY Int’l recently launched a team of highly skilled and well-trained members in SE Asia, giving police the tools necessary for greater success in rescue operations.

May 2017*:

$_______ to JOY International, a registered non-profit in Conifer, Colorado, that is devoted to the rescue of child sex slaves all over the world. Donations have been used to to rescue children as young as 4 years old in Cambodia, the USA, India and Brazil. JOY International has partnered with other organizations to conduct rescues that resulted in the arrest, prosecution, and convictions of many perpetrators including child predators, pimps, and brothel owners. JOY Int’l recently launched a team of highly skilled and well-trained members in SE Asia, giving police the tools necessary for greater success in rescue operations.

*We make donations to charity after we receive the royalties from our publishing company. (January through March book royalties are paid in May, April through June royalties are paid in August, July through September royalties are paid in November, and October through December royalties are paid in February.) To calculate our net profits, we take our gross profit and subtract 28% for income taxes.