Forever In My Heart Foundation Fund

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Second-Chance Careers for Our Four-Footed Friends

Forever In My Heart Foundation Project Fund

Each year 22% of shelter dogs are euthanized in the United States. That’s over 1 million dogs. What if we could help reduce those numbers by training dogs for second-chance careers, helping armed service veterans in need? Mira Alicki and her friends decided their love of dogs and their desire to help could do just that.

The Forever In My Heart Foundation (FIMH) was founded to make an impact in the lives of abandoned and neglected dogs as well as veterans in our community. Working with experienced, certified trainers and rescue groups, FIMH identifies dogs in shelters which have the personality and temperament to be trained as service dogs. Once trained, the dogs will be matched with disabled veterans to aid them in their every-day lives.

Identification and training takes time as does the process for obtaining tax exempt status for charitable work. FIMH is working on both objectives simultaneously and that led to a relationship with the Community Foundation of Middlesex County.

The Community Foundation of Middlesex County is a resource and provides support systems for the administrative and regulatory details in doing good work.  As FIMH works through the process of obtaining their own tax exempt status through the IRS, they can also continue their good work under the umbrella of CFMC through a Project Fund. Through the Forever In My Heart Foundation Project Fund, CFMC accepts monetary donations for the training programs and supports FIMH as they develop their systems for fundraising and administering their nonprofit.

FIMH is one of the few organizations in the United States working with rescue dogs, training them for service careers. They are honored to be able to provide a support system to the disable veterans, those who have given so much on behalf of our country. FIMH is proud to have found a way to say Thank You which will provide our armed service veterans a better quality of life – and a four-footed companion. CFMC is honored to help FIMH in their service to our veterans and for creating a second chance and companionship for our four-footed friends.

To learn more about Forever In My Heart Foundation, visit their website at