From the Heart

            All beings seek for happiness; so let your compassion extend itself to all. 
~ Mahavamsa 


SINCE OUR INCEPTION IN 2012, MIRA'S HOMEMADE has donated a portion of its profits, at the end of each year, to humane and animal protection organizations, and to support the end of world hunger. We hope you will consider offering your support to these organizations and others like them. 

BARCS Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care ServicesWe take in homeless, neglected, and unwanted animals in Baltimore City. BARCS' mission is to accept and care for all animals in need and promote responsible pet ownership for a more humane community in Baltimore City.


Working to end animal abuse since 1995, Compassion Over Killing exposes cruelty to farmed animals and promotes vegetarian eating as a way to build a kinder world.


Doctors Without Borders provides medical care to people in nearly 70 countries worldwide, saving lives threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe. As a humanitarian organization, we treat people in crisis regardless of race, religion, or political affiliation.


Founded in 2006, Dogs Without Borders is a non profit 501-c-3 rescue organization based in Los Angeles, California. DWB rescues stray and abandoned dogs from local shelters and as far away as Taiwan and Mexico. Spearheaded by Galit Reuben and backed by hard-working, dedicated volunteers, DWB stands behind their dogs offering their clients advice and support for the duration of their dogs’ lives to ensure happy and successful adoptions. - See more at


Farm Sanctuary was founded in 1986 to combat the abuses of factory farming and encourage a new awareness and understanding about farm animals. Today, Farm Sanctuary is the nation’s largest and most effective farm animal rescue and protection organization with three sanctuaries in Watkins Glen, New York; Northern California (Orland); and the Los Angeles area.


Inspired by the work of The Hunger Project and its philosophy that ending hunger is not about feeding “a billion hungry mouths,” but rather about “unleashing the talents and spirits of a billion human beings able to end their own hunger FeelGood has become a national movement of social entrepreneurs for the end of hunger, with [college] chapters across the country. Every year FeelGood students initiate thousands of conversations and raise tens of thousands of dollars, all for the most critical global issue of our time.

Hope for Paws is a 501-C3 non-profit animal rescue organization. They rescue dogs and all other animals who are suffering on the streets in LA and in the shelters. Their goal is to educate people on the importance of companion animals in our society. You can view many of their rescue stories found on YouTube.


The Humane Society of the United States is the nation's largest and most effective animal protection organization. We work to reduce suffering and improve the lives of all animals by advocating for better laws; investigating animal cruelty; conducting campaigns to reform industries; providing animal rescue and emergency response; and caring for animals through our sanctuaries, emergency shelters, wildlife rehabilitation centers, and clinics.

The Hunger Project is a global, non-profit, strategic organization committed to the sustainable end of world hunger. Our programs in 17,000 communities throughout Africa, South Asia and Latin America are based on an innovative, holistic approach, which empowers women and men living in rural villages to become the agents of their own development and make sustainable progress in overcoming hunger and poverty.


Justice Rescue "rescue[s] animals directly from the hands of the abusers. Justice Rescue is a team dedicated not only to focusing education and awareness on such animal abuse, but also to taking concrete steps to resolve specific cases of animal cruelty."


MFA works to create a society where all animals are treated with the compassion and respect they so rightfully deserve.  [They] serve as a voice for animals through proactive consumer education initiatives, cruelty investigations, corporate outreach, and legal advocacy.


PAHS is one of the few humane societies nationwide with no animal shelter. Instead of managing animals inside a shelter, we work to keep animals out of the shelter through humane programs in intervention, advocacy, and education. For a century, our mission has been to alleviate the suffering of animals, increase public sensitivity to animal issues, and elevate the status of animals in our society.

PAWS - Philadelphia Animal Welfare Shelter

PAWS is the city’s largest no-kill shelter and operates two high-volume, low-cost clinics serving pet owners and rescue organizations that lack access to affordable basic veterinary care. Through its adoption locations, special events, and foster care network, PAWS finds loving homes for thousands of animals each year. PAWS is working to make Philadelphia a place where every healthy and treatable pet is guaranteed a home.

PCRM - Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

The Physicians Committee is leading a revolution in medicine—putting a new focus on health and compassion. The Physicians Committee combines the clout and expertise of more than 12,000 physicians with the dedicated actions of 150,000 members across the United States and around the world.

VRC is a rescue, rehabilitation and placement facility for abused and abandoned Pit Bulls.They work ceaselessly to give Pit Bulls another chance in life. Each and EVERY dog taken in, gets spayed or neutered, and given any medical treatment necessary. We work patiently to re-acclimatize fearful dogs to the loving care of a human, so that they may eventually be adopted. In some cases, these dogs have never had a kind word or touch, and it is a slow process. After determining temperaments and compatibility factors, we begin that long search for the perfect home.


Surrounded by the Catskill Mountains in the town made famous for peace and music, Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary provides shelter to cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, ducks, sheep, goats, and rabbits who have been rescued from cases of abuse, neglect and abandonment.


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Clue #2: Thank you for buying my card(s) and for helping shelter animals in AZ. 
Which three words from Clue #1 are found here? Email to mira@mira