GRAND Magazine - July/August 2011 - (Page 38)

Teaching kindness by example American Humane Association needs your help to create kind and caring communities BY ROBIN GANZERT W Dr. Robin R. Ganzert is president and CEO of American Humane Association ith grandchildren always on our minds—and our beloved pets at our ankles—grandparents are the front line of defense for America’s most vulnerable. Fully 6 million grandparents are raising their grandchildren to be concerned citizens who care about making a more humane and compassionate world. We at American Humane Association have cared about that since our founding in 1877, when our signal efforts to stop child workhouses and 38 GRAND JULY AUG 2011 Early 20th c. AHA photo for “Be Kind to Animals Week” abuse were just the start of our work that has driven most major legislative efforts for improving the lives of children. Today, our Front Porch Project® works nationally to do what generations of grandparents have long done in their communities: notice the children in the neighborhood and step up to respond to signs of child neglect or abuse. We also focus on acts of kind- ness involving animals. We provide Animal Assisted Therapy programs to help kids in cancer wards, and have just launched the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards™ (, a national search to

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - July/August 2011

GRAND - July/Aug 2011
Grand Treasure Hunt
Table of Contents
Grand View
Grand Central
American Pride (and Peace of Mind)
The Golden Now
Cover Story: The Baby Boomers’ Guide to Grandparenting
2011 Awards for Best Grandparenting Books
Bite Your Tongue?
Grand Products
Extraordinary Grands: Claudia Timbo
Grand Families: Going Through the Fire
Birds Do It
Grandparent Rights: Brainwashing Hannah
Teaching Kindness by Example
Getting Creative with Childhood Obesity
Toys ’n Tech
“Whadya Say??”
Grand Finale
The Big Reveal
Op Ed: Same-Sex Marriage, Pro or No?
Kinship Care Resources
Find Fun Things to Do

GRAND Magazine - July/August 2011