Kim Baird’s desire to rescue dogs came about shortly after adopting her first dog, Sofi. “It really opened my eyes to the problem of pet overpopulation and the opportunities to volunteer in this area,” said Kim. Since then, she’s been doing all she can to help rescue dogs and find them forever homes. Since 2018, Kim has been a volunteer at Wish Bone Canine Rescue, a not-for-profit, no-kill canine rescue located in Bloomington, Ill. As a volunteer, Kim takes pictures of and writes bios on adoptable dogs for the rescue’s adoption site. She also walks, socializes and trains dogs living in the shelter and fosters dogs as needed. “The pandemic has forced Wish Bone to cancel all of its live adoption and fundraising events, which has really hurt donations,” said Kim. “On the positive side, adoptions are up as more people are choosing to rescue dogs while they’re working from home.” For her efforts, Kim qualified as a Super Volunteer in 2020 for volunteering 100 or more hours last calendar year and earned a $500 grant for Wish Bone. “Doing things for others is the best thing you can do for yourself. There’s nothing like the feeling of satisfaction you get from helping those in need whether they have two or four legs,” said Kim. “I would do this volunteer work regardless but being able to provide a monetary donation in addition to my time each week makes working for Crowe amazing.”
Crowe encourages everyone to give back – whether it's volunteering through firm-sponsored activities, schools, religious organizations or other groups. Learn more about our community involvement on our Social Responsibility page.