I'm in Pasadena area. I love Jazz's suggestion to visit Animal Acres. They have Sunday tours and wouldn't it be great if a group of us went up there to volunteer for a few hours one weekend too? Here is the link for the Sunday tours: http://www.animalacres.org/visit-us/sunday-tours What's everyone doing Feb 5 or 6? :)
Getting together for another weekend and heading to Inaka sounds great too, Mish!
I posted above regrading my plant-based health study here in Los Angeles. We are considering doing another starting in April or May in either the L.A. or Orange County area. In fact, it's possible we may do a documentary as well. Working on the details at present. If you are interested or know someone who might be, please check out my blog (www.theplantrx.com). The plant-based health study gives the details and requirements! Thanks. Jenna
I wasn't sure where to post this, but I am reaching out to Kind Lifers in Los Angeles for some guidance and help because I don't know anyone else in Los Angeles. I am currently a first year medical student living in NJ. I recently learned about my acceptance to a summer research program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. I am so thrilled and honored to have been offered such an opportunity!
I am concerned about my current financial circumstances, and unfortunately I don't think I would be able to participate in the summer program unless I find someone to stay with. I was wondering if it would be at all possible for me to stay with you (or someone you know) for two months this summer (June - July). I know I am asking for a lot, but I would truly appreciate your help and consideration. I have never asked anyone for such a big favor, but I wanted to make sure I tried everything I could to make this opportunity possible.
I am at times a shy person, though very outgoing and open-minded. I am kind, respectful, and genuine. I am really clean and organized, love to help with household errands (it's true!), have many years of babysitting experience, love pets, and love being outdoors.
One of the reasons I thought to reach out to you is because I want to take this "away from home" opportunity to begin a vegan lifestyle, which I have not been able to do because my mom strongly opposes it. Out of love and respect for my mom, I have agreed to eat some meat since moving back home after college. But it doesn't feel right, and I want to go back to a vegetarian (but hopefully vegan) life. It would be so nice to stay with a Kind family that would support my endeavors. I don't eat much, but would gladly pay for food to offset the cost of rent. I would also gladly babysit and help with any household chores!
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter, and thank you for your consideration.
I'm in Burbank. Trying to do my part by sharing info on my blog with people. I'd love to volunteer at Animal Acres. Anyone going last weekend of April? Also, I'd love any feedback on my blog or if you're interested in contributing!