Friends, For our Bar and Bat Mitzvah project five years ago, Noah Sher and I created a calendar for a non-profit organization called Emancipet. We raised over ten thousand dollars for Emancipet, greatly advancing their goal of making Austin a No-Kill City by offering low or no cost spay and neuter services. Two years ago, we obtained this status, euthanizing fewer than ten percent of animals received in shelters around Austin. But there is still a long way to go. Austin is fast growing, and Emancipet’s services are needed now more than ever, both locally and in the surrounding areas. I continued to volunteer on the weekends at the clinic, maintained a relationship with the organization, and even started fostering cats from the nearby shelter. This year, at seventeen, many years after my initial involvement with Emancipet, I am honored to be their first ever junior co-chair of their 14th Anniversary Luncheon.
Please help me make this event a success by sitting at this virtual luncheon table.