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Scruff for Ruff: Dogs for the Deaf No-Shave November Fundraiser



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EVENT DATE: Nov 01, 2014

DEADLINE TO GIVE: Dec 01, 2014

The men of CORE Business Services idea of giving back has gone to the dogs — Dogs for the Deaf, that is. For the month of November, these guys will be growing a beard and cultivating a mustache for the purpose of raising awareness and donations for this furry organization. The public is invited to participate in “Scruff for Ruff” by visiting CORE’s website (, voting and donating throughout the month of November for the CORE employee who grows the best scruff.

The “Scruff for Ruff” campaign will kickoff on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. with a reception and press conference at the CORE Business Services office (2040 Milligan Way, Medford, Oregon). “Before” photos will be taken at this event by local photographer Tara Grealish. Updated photos will be posted weekly to CORE’s website. The final “After” photos will be taken on Monday, Dec. 1 at a celebratory reception at the CORE Business Services Office at 10:30 a.m. when the winner of the “Scruff for Ruff” contest will be announced and a check will be presented to Dogs for the Deaf, Inc.

“We are excited to raise money for a worthy cause in such a fun way. How can you not get behind a non-profit that rescues dogs AND helps people…an organization that has a local, regional and national impact. As CORE grows, I feel very strongly that it is our responsibility to give back,” says CORE Business Services President and CEO Scott Anderson.

Every donation means more resources for Dogs for the Deaf, Inc. to rescue and professionally train dogs to assist people, enhance lives and provide greater independence for people throughout the United States. Dogs for the Deaf rescues dogs for their programs from animal shelters throughout the western United States. After professional training at their facility in Central Point, Oregon, the dogs are placed with...

  • People with a variety of disabilities and challenges including: hearing loss and deafness.
  • Full-time professionals (teachers, physicians, counselors and other healthcare providers) in the treatment of and work with their clients.