C.A.R.E. HONORS MORTON GROVE RESIDENT FOR OUTSTANDING FUNDRAISING

Photo by Mark Carlson Pictured are Pony Shop manager Gene Beil, James Cha, Janice Cha with Gracie, Pony Shop owner Lou Kuhn

Photo by Mark Carlson
Pictured are Pony Shop manager Gene Beil, James Cha, Janice Cha with Gracie, Pony Shop owner Lou Kuhn

Community Animal Rescue Effort salutes volunteer Janice Cha for her tireless fundraising work on behalf of homeless animals, with the presentation of a bicycle donated by The Pony Shop, Evanston, Ill.

Community Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.™) honored the fundraising efforts of Morton Grove, Ill., resident and long-time C.A.R.E. volunteer Janice Cha with the presentation of a white Liv Alight bicycle donated by C.A.R.E. supporter The Pony Shop, a cycling store in Evanston, Ill.

The Pony Shop bicycle serves as the prize to the person who raised the most funds for C.A.R.E.’s annual Strut For Strays, which took place May 16, 2015, at Harms Woods, Morton Grove. Janice’s efforts on behalf of C.A.R.E.’s Strut event brought in $720, making her the top fundraiser this year. 

Janice began volunteering with C.A.R.E. in 1996. Not only has she adopted all her cats (and second dog) from C.A.R.E., she also met the man who would become her husband, James Cha, a fellow volunteer and fundraiser, while walking rescue dogs for C.A.R.E. Janice currently serves as C.A.R.E.’s PawPrints newsletter editor and social media coordinator.

“We couldn't be happier to support the tireless work of the C.A.R.E. volunteers who continue to place so many deserving animals in their loving, forever homes,” says The Pony Shop Manager Gene Beil, whose store was bustling with customers wheeling their rides in and out during C.A.R.E.’s visit. “Keep up the good work. We're already looking forward to supporting the 2016 edition of Strut for Strays!”

C.A.R.E. President Linda Gelb applauds Janice’s accomplishment on behalf of the organization’s volunteers. “Janice has gone above and beyond in her efforts to help animals,” Linda says. “We thank her for continuing outreach and passion for our mission.”