Saturday, December 1, 2012

December Brings SO Much Beautiful and LIGHT!

See BeautifulTM is thrilled to name (drumroll, please!) St. Anne's Center, The Lantern House, Pet Area as our Non-Profit of the month!

When it comes to seeing beautiful, one of the most wonderful parts of what we get to do is raise awareness for, and donate to, wonderful non-profit organizations. December's featured organization, St. Anne's Center, specifically the Lantern House Pet Area, leaves us completely inspired. Honestly, it's a perfect way to round out the 2012 year with a non-profit who's dedicated to transforming them for others! We are honored and humbled to support a beautiful organization built upon changing the way we support, love, and interact with each other and the world. 

Why the Pet Area of the St. Anne's Center Lantern House?
Spend five minutes talking to the inspiring, giving, dedicated board member, Michelle Perry, and you'll understand. We learned about the Pet Area by our routine visits to Michelle's blog, Gospel of Goose. The Pet Area of St. Anne's Center, soon to be the Lantern House, is a must. The St. Anne's Center, started in 1981 by a group of like-minded people, exists to support community members with basic food, clothing and shelter. The current facility contains room for hundreds to sleep and space for even more to eat from their soup kitchen. A new center, The Lantern House, is currently under construction - which is thrilling because the new center will include (another drum roll, please) a PET AREA! The current space does not have room for pets, and by law pets are not allowed inside the Center. Michelle, one of many who spend a great deal of time making St. Anne's Center a place full of love, noticed some of the visitors to St. Anne's Center needing to keep their pets in outdoor lockers to ensure their warmth and safety through the night.
While we're hard at work supporting community members, keeping basic needs met, pets are an inextricable part of this community that cannot be ignored - and with the new Pet Center, they'll be right at home too. The new St. Anne's Center, The Lantern House, provides a beacon of light for pets and their people. The new pet area will be equipped with room for furry friends to romp around in lush grass, and sleep in heat and air-controlled kennels. Just as plans for the main building of the Lantern House reflect a great desire to make all inside feel welcome and loved, the Pet Area honors the same philosophy. Every living being should receive this comfort and acceptance and love in life.
The Lantern House. Can't you just envisions pups and their people frolicking around with acceptance, love, and happiness?
How does the Pet Area of the Lantern House see & spread beautiful?
There are so many ways we're inspired by the Pet Area and the myriad ways this space will help so many see beautiful. Here are just a few; the Lantern House Pet Area will:
  • provide a comfortable space for people to bring their pets, inspiring them to seek comfort and love themselves;
  • provide resources for pets to live comfortable, healthy, happy, belly-rubbed-full lives;
  • invite people to engage in service in their community to create more beautiful in the world; and
  • offers a community space where pets and people alike find friendship and kindness through a light of hope and a world of love.
How will See Beautiful support the Lantern House Pet Area?   Great question! See Beautiful™ donates 20% of every product SALE (not proceeds, but the WHOLE SALE) to the Lantern House Pet Area throughout the month of December!

Come find ways you can provide more service around the world and help others do the same by connecting with the amazing Lantern House, currently the St. Anne's Center, in the following ways:
  • Visit them on the web, learn more about and support their beautiful work HERE.
Are you looking for a for a tangible reminder to see beautiful, or know someone who needs one? Check out our See Beautiful products (and feel good knowing a portion of proceeds from every purchase is donated to charity. This month 20% of all product sales will be donated to St. Anne's Pet Area at The Lantern House. Click HERE to learn more.


  1. What can we say?.... Thank you. I know first pawed what a beautiful place this is. We are so grateful to be your non-profit for the month.

  2. HONORED to share this amazing work and have the platform of See Beautiful to do so!

  3. A worthy cause without a doubt. Dogs make people more human and tap into their ability for love and empathy.

  4. Woof! Woof! Goose and Michelle done many beautiful projects for their community. This is wonderful Lydia. How about the photos that Goose mentioned on his blog? Will definitely participate. Golden LOVE. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  5. Penelope TheCatFromHellDecember 1, 2012 at 8:38 PM

    Wowwie! Zowwie! Me has been a fan of Goose's for a long time. So many homeless has pets but can't goes into shelters with them, it is not fair. we think this is a fabulishious project and wes thanks yous!

  6. See Beautiful.....AGAIN, you have shown us the light to ways others See Beautiful. Your generosity of donations and backing is commendable to say the least. Looking forward to seeing the completion of The Pet Area of the Lantern House. GREAT need and GREAT cause.


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