One of the saddest situations about winter in New York City is the amount of homeless animals that are brought into shelters. Ross Abelow is a NYC lawyer looking to help the cities shelters with the financial burden of taking care of the extra pets that are coming in from the cold. During anytime of season there are families that cannot afford to keep their pets because of financial situations. However, in winter when this happens it is a very sad situation because a lot of these animals will not make it on the streets. The shelters need help and Ross has seen this need and is looking to raise $5,000 to help.
GoFundMe is a website that allows people to raise money for their cause. The money is easily sent in from anyone with access to the internet. It is the #1 fundraising site and Ross Abelow is no stranger to finding ways to help. Mr. Abelow is a lawyer specializing in family and matrimonial law and has made families his focus. With 26 years of experience in law he also handles entertainment law and commercial litigation. Ross is a partner at Abelow & Cassandra, Llp. in New York City.
After graduating from the State University of New York at Albany, Ross Abelow received his law degree from Brooklyn Law School. As a resident of New York for quite some time Mr. Abelow has been practicing law in New York for over 25 years. He continues to give back to the city with his legal work and now his hope of helping New York Cities shelters. His goal of $5,000 will be for blankets, food, immunizations, and any other concerns the shelters have.
Most shelters throughout the city operate on only donations. It is so important for people to be aware of the needs of shelters in their cities and Mr. Abelow is showing how. Even with his busy schedule of clients and cases he is still finding a way to help. What is even more impressive is that Ross Abelow will happily take any questions through his GoFundMe page to stop any suffering this winter of animals.
Autism Rocks is an important organization that is helping to fund scientific research into autism. This organization partners with rock stars to perform benefit concert. These concerts are an attempt to raise money for scientific foundations that conduct research into Autism. Through this research, parents can help understand their children, and these children can interact with the world.
Autism Rocks understands that research into autism is not about finding a cure. Instead the founders of Autism believe in learning how to identify autism sooner and help these children grow into healthy, functioning adults. All the money that Autism Rocks raises goes to the Autism Research Trust, a scientific research organization that is founded on the same principles and holds the same beliefs as Autism Rocks. They have 15 ongoing research projects that this funding helps support.
In the past Autism Rocks has worked with a number of entertainers and rocks stars. In the past, Autism Rocks has held benefit concerts by Prince, Lenny Kravitz, and Elvis Costello. Through these concerts, the charity has raised millions of dollars that they have donated to the Autism Research Trust.
But Autism Rocks needs help from the public in order to keep raising money and putting on amazing concerts. Sanjay Shah has set up a go fund me account in order to appeal to the public and help keep this charity and the benefit concerts they hold to continue. By donating to this cause, donors can help pave the way for some of the most groundbreaking research about Autism that is sure to come.
Sanjay Shah created Autism Rocks because he is a parent with child who has Autism. When he found out his son had autism, he started looking for ways he could help both his son and this millions around the globe just like him. In his private life, Shah had developed connects to some of the biggest names in the music industry. He decided to use these connections to throw and concert and set up a charity to donate the money to autism research.
Before his foray into Autism Rocks, Shah was a financier living in Dubai with his family. He worked for over 20 years at Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and Rabobank. In 2008 he started his own firm, Solo Capital, which has since grown to employ over 100 financiers. Now he is semi-retired, and spends his time with his family, when he is not organizing concerts for Autism Rocks.
The human rights watch is on the neck of US rapper Nicki Minaj after her controversial Christmas concert in Angola. Her performance for which she earned $2 million was sponsored by Unitel, a state-run telecom company. The country is headed by the dictator Dos Santos that has had an iron fist over the country’s leadership for the last 36 years.
This was in contradiction of her outspoken activism against racial injustices in America. Her performance reflected a double sided individual that fights injustices in one place while at the same time being part of social injustices committed against the people of Angola. Thor views her activism against injustices and support of education charities in the United Sates while playing a part to social exploitation of Angolans as sheer display hypocrisy.
The human rights movements base their argument on the fact that she accepted such an inflated pay from an agency run by the corrupt Dos Santos government. This was at the expense of the locals, most of whom live below the $2 a day poverty line with a life expectancy of just 52 years at birth. Her actions only served to legitimize the dictatorial and corrupt government and approve the humiliation of the Angolan nationals to her friends and legion of fans across the world that view her as more than an artist.
However, various scholars and notables from across the world hold a different opinion about the eradication of dictatorial governments. One that necessarily has little to do with international celebrities. They are of the opinion that, while international organizations can play a role in pushing for democracies through aids, the lot has to come from the individual country’s subjects. The only limitation to this remains if the activists are constantly killed and harassed by their respective governments.
About Thor Halvorssen
Thor is a film producer and a human rights activist. He has been a vocal human rights activist since 1989 when he was involved in staging the London human rights demonstrations that opposed the apartheid rule in South Africa. Thor has since been a member of various human rights groups across the United Kingdom where he has a permanent residence.
Halvorssen has risen to prominence as a human rights activist and the face of the Human Rights Foundation that he founded in 2005. The foundation’s activities have so far gained him international recognition where he points out at various social injustices across the world. He is also regularly writing and holding discussions on various international media platforms including the Telegraph, New York Times, BBC, and CNN.