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December 23, 2009 > Steve Wozniak supports Animal Community Center

Steve Wozniak supports Animal Community Center

Submitted By Kelly Grant

When he is not working, giving lectures, traveling or making appearances on Dancing with the Stars, Steve Wozniak is busy helping the animals at Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV). Wozniak has posted a short video clip on You Tube, Facebook and HSSV's website, urging Silicon Valley residents to join him in his efforts to "Team-Raise for the Animals", a new 'group' approach to fundraise for HSSV's new Animal Community Center. Wozniak has been involved with HSSV for several years and is a member of HSSV's honorary board.

"Silicon Valley is the heart of innovation and change. With its environmentally-friendly Animal Community Center, Humane Society Silicon Valley has turned its vision of a world class Animal Community Center into a reality. Now they need the community's help to complete their building campaign," said Wozniak. Wozniak is asking animal lovers to join him in his effort to help raise funds for the New Beginnings Building Campaign by making a donation to his personal fundraising page at or by forming a team of their own.

The HSSV board of directors has challenged the Silicon Valley community and the surrounding area to raise $150,000 by December 31, 2009 specifically to go toward the new Animal Community Center. As an added incentive, the board will match each dollar raised with an additional dollar. The fundraising challenge is part of HSSV's larger effort to raise $4.5 million to complete the $25 million building campaign for HSSV's new Animal Community Center that opened in April 2009.

"No donation is too small," Wozniak explains. "If everyone who supported me on Dancing with the Stars gave just one dollar to the campaign, it would have a huge impact on animal's lives in Silicon Valley and the surrounding areas. Together we can really make a difference." Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV) is an independent, non-profit agency offering quality adoptions, medical care, education programs and pet care services to enhance the human-animal bond.

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