Today, we want to tell all of you our amazing community and supporters about one of the awesome partnerships that we have been so blessed by over the years. We love sharing the stories of people all around who are as inspired as we are by this Forever Family model and how they are supporting this vision of Bring Love In!
This is WO Founder, Josh Allen.
Josh returned to Montana from a trip to Ethiopia in the fall of 2012. He had spent time in local villages and in Addis Ababa (the capital city of Ethiopia) working with widows and orphans. He was astonished at how difficult it was to get resources and supplies for regular health care and nutrition to the area. While there, he felt called to commit to ensuring widows & orphans had an adequate source of home-cooked meals and nutrition.
During his first trip to Ethiopia, he connected with Bring Love In. The vision of caring for orphans and widows tied in perfectly with BLI’s vision in Ethiopia.
After seeing the Forever Family model, he was inspired to come home and see what part of the organization he could make an impact in. Since then, we have had the privilege of WO’s support and coming alongside this community to care for these former orphans and widows in their created Forever Families!
Here’s how it happened:
Eight years prior to Josh’s trip, he and his wife started a local pet supply store in Bozeman, MT, called Dee-O-Gee.
Dee-O-Gee sells high quality, made in the USA, pet supplies and food for conscious pet owners.
Josh decided that he would dedicate a percentage of the sales to the purchase of nutritional aid for Widows & Orphans in Ethiopia; and thus started WO (W for widows and O for orphans). WO’s support covers the cost of lunches in our Forever Families.
At of the end of 2018, WO has successfully provided over 100,000 meals for our Forever Families at Bring Love In and in Ethiopia. How awesome is that??
Each WO product purchased directly funds the cost of 2 lunches for our Forever Families of BLI.
DOES YOUR DOG ‘THINK GLOBAL’?
Josh’s idea was simple: What if you bought your dog a new toy AND help provide lunches for the Forever Families of Bring Love IN in Ethiopia at the same time?! It’s a true WIN-WIN.
We’ve been so blessed and grateful to be partnered with Josh’s company WO, to help feed the Forever Families of Bring Love In, thereby creating a tangible change – daily, in this organization.
Check out WO and their awesome products. Josh has made a special discount code for the BLI community to grab some awesome dog toys while simultaneously supporting our Forever Families!
Click the link below to shop the products and use the code: “BLI20” to receive 20% off any item!!