Dog Tag Bakery featured in The Georgetowner

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Yet this is more than your neighborhood coffee shop. When you step into Dog Tag Bakery — with its wide entrance for easy wheelchair access — you become a part of something larger than the time of the day, the aroma of coffee, the pleasantries, and stories shared around a table. Becoming a customer at Dog Tag Bakery lets you see the results of a unique program in action. One of its slogans is “Baking a Difference.”

Thank you to The Georgetowner for the feature story about Dog Tag Bakery!

Meet-Up for #ChildhoodFreedom with Kailash Satyarthi on the National Mall

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I don’t consider the Peace Prize as something given to me but rather to the millions of children deprived of their childhoods and all my brothers and sisters who have mobilized support for their cause.

— 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi

June 16, 2015 marked the 157th anniversary of President Lincoln’s famous “A House Divided” speech about how society could not continue to survive while slavery still exists. This year also marks the 150th anniversary of the 13th amendment banning slavery in the United States.

A century and a half later, the struggle to abolish slavery continues. There are still an estimated 5.5 million children in slavery and 168 million child laborers around the world.

Kailash Satyarthi is calling on all of us to join him in the fight for #childhoodfreedom. Last week, in Washington, D.C., he led a rally at the Lincoln Memorial to raise awareness about these issues.

“It is a matter of great shame that even in the 21st century this ugly form of slavery exists in the form of child labour,” said Satyarthi. “We still have child slavery in various manifestations and various forms. This is not an isolated problem of one country. This is a global problem.”

Satyarthi is calling on the international community to rise up against child slavery and to ensure that development begins with children. He is asking the UN General Assembly to incorporate language about child slavery in its future development agenda as well.

Learn more and sign up for the movement at www.satyarthi.org.

Bob Woodruff Foundation Announces Spring Grants

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I’m proud to announce that Dog Tag, Inc. is the recipient of a grant from the Bob Woodruff Foundation to help fund our Fellowship Program!

BWF works to ensure injured veterans and their families are thriving long after they return home. The team at BWF navigates the maze of over 46,000 nonprofit organizations to find and fund innovative programs in communities where veterans, their families and caregivers live and work.

Receiving a grant from BWF is an honor that recognizes the dedication, focus, and effectiveness of our supporters and staff. As a grant recipient, our organization joins the Bob Woodruff Foundation grantee network, a collaboration of top-tier programs and advocates working to help our heroes on the homefront.

You can learn more about the Bob Woodruff Foundation at www.bobwoodrufffoundation.org.

Meet-Up for #ChildhoodFreedom with Kailash Satyarthi

Celebrate freedom for the world’s children – freedom from slavery, labor, hunger, trafficking, and illiteracy – with 2014 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Kailash Satyarthi, on June 16, 2015. Supporters will gather at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. to honor the collective work being accomplished combined with a reminder of the significant work ahead to make childhood freedom a priority on both national and international agendas. All are welcome. More information at lincoln.satyarthi.org.