4 Paws named Midwest CHARITY OF THE YEAR!

By August 1, 2012 No Comments
XENIA, Ohio — 4 Paws for Ability has been named the Midwest region’s Charity of the Year, by the 4th Annual Classy Awards, hosted by StayClassy.  
4 Paws Dog“It was awesome just to be nominated but to win the regionals, that is just amazing! As the founder of 4 Paws I am humbled,” said Karen Shirk, 4 Paws founder and executive director.
4 Paws for Ability will be honored for enriching the lives of children with disabilities by training and placing quality, task-trained service dogs. This provides increased independence for the children, and assistance to their families. And 4 Paws also works with veterans from recent conflicts who’ve lost the use of their limbs or their hearing while in active combat. In all cases, the results speak for themselves.

The winners will be honored in San Diego on Sept 22.

StayClassy is a fast-growing San Diego-based start-up that develops an online fundraising product used by thousands of non-profit organizations around the world. (

For additional information or an interview, contact Jessica Noll at 937.768.9096 or email to

4 Paws for Ability is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to place quality service dogs with children with disabilities and veterans who have lost use of limbs or hearing; help with animal rescue, and educate the public regarding use of service dogs in public places. 4 Paws for Ability relies on the generosity of individuals, as well as corporations, and accepts donations for operating expenses, training, food, toys, training supplies, medication, and our building fund. 

-Jessica Noll

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