Paws with Purpose wins $23,500 grant

August 21, 2015 By Darla Carter
The Courier-Journal

A Louisville group of young philanthropists who pool their money to benefit local causes has awarded a grant of more than $23,500 to an organization that trains dogs to aid people who have disabilities.

The group, [give] 502, which is made up of more than 40 young professionals, selected Paws with Purpose to be its second grant recipient. The Cabbage Patch Settlement House was the inaugural winner in 2014.

Members of [give] 502 reviewed nearly 70 grant applications to choose Paws with Purpose, which provides highly skilled assistance dogs to help the disabled be more independent. The dogs offer comfort and companionship, break down social barriers and perform various tasks.

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