In May 2018, always and forever Stray Dog Mark Macy donated a kidney. To a complete stranger. Would you? You could!
More about Mark's story coming soon.
Animals Fiji Outreach to Lutu
Story coming soon.
Little Heather (Heaca) with the children of her family. Spayed, named, feed, and loved.
New Library for the Children of Lutu
Story coming soon.
This is the old house the people of Lutu were using as their library.
The people of Lutu are happy to have their new library, made possible in part by donations from the Stray Dogs, project coordination by Jessica Talyor, and labor provided by the people of Lutu.
Adrian supports children around the world through the North Modesto Kiwanis Club – where he has been a member for more than 30 years, and served as President in 2018-2019 – and the Kiwanis International ‘Eliminate Project’. Through the Eliminate Project, Kiwanis International and UNICEF have joined forces to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus — a deadly disease that steals the lives of more than 30,000 innocent babies and a significant number of women each year. Tetanus is a painful and deadly disease, causing extreme sensitivity to light, sound, and contact — even preventing the comfort of a mother’s touch. The Eliminate Project is our chance to help protect the connection between mother and child.
Religious Teachers Filippini
ince 2001, Marshall has been raising money to promote the good work of the Religious Teachers Filippini. The Sisters of the Religious Teachers work to promote the dignity of women and children in some of the poorest countries in the world – and here at home – by providing an education to those who previously had limited opportunities and choices in their lives. More than that, the Sisters also help provide the necessities of life: water, food, shelter, and clothing.
The Institute of the Religious Teachers Filippini was founded by Lucy Filippini and Cardinal Mark Anthony Barbarigo who, in 1692, looked ahead with a vision to fulfilling their generous, ardent, and profound mission of faith and charity. Both were interested not only in education, but also in the social apostolate. The schools they founded were intended to promote the dignity of womanhood, and help influence a healthy family life.
Cardinal Barbarigo placed Lucy in charge of the education of young women. Besides teaching them Christian doctrine, she embarked on a revolutionary innovation - reading and writing for the poor!
Saint Lucy expressed her great desire for the work of evangelization:
"As for me, I long to be present in every corner of the earth to be present everywhere and plead with all peoples of every sex, age, and condition: Love God! Love God!"
Marshall Ulrich took the message of the Religious Teachers Filippini to the summit of Mount Everest!
On May 25, 2004, Marshall carried Saint Lucy's message to the top of the world - the 29,035-foot summit of Mount Everest! And, to other "corners" of the earth through his successful Quest for the Seven Summits!!
During their run along the length of the Himalayas in 1983, Adrian and his brother Richard raised $150,000 (the equivalent to $354,6090 in 2020 dollars) to support the work of the charity ‘Intermediate Technology’. In the nineteen seventies Dr. E.F. Schumacher's book 'Small is Beautiful' developed the ideas of 'appropriate' technologies and his philosophy resulted in the creation of the Intermediate Technology Development Group (ITDG) charity to develop practical technology to be used for the benefit of all. In 2005 ITDG was renamed as Practical Action - a new name for the same original idea of helping the Third World to help themselves.
To learn more about Richard and Adrain Crane's run and their associated fundraising, check out their book Running the Himalayas on the Books/Media page.