Love offering


Every year, Ruby's mom Sonia hopes to help one or more young people achieve their dreams in her daughter's name.
Among several raffles and giveaways throughout the year, the annual highlight will be a love offering presented to a local student, in honor of Ruby's love for animals and her church.

The entry deadline for the 2022 Ruby L. Chavez Love Offering is May 25, 2022. 

See entry details and eligibility requirements below. 

The first Ruby L. Chavez Love Offering has been awarded!

Ruby's family is pleased to announce that the recipient of the first Ruby L. Chavez Love Offering (2021) has been chosen, just around the time LNR Dog and Cat Accessories marked its first anniversary.

Kimberly Rodriguez, a freshman at the University of Houston Downtown, received a check in the amount of $500 to further her studies.

"We selected Kimberly as our first recipient because she was one of Ruby's Sunday school students," said Sonia. "We were also aware that Kimberly was facing some hardships due to an illness in the family."

 Congratulations, Kimberly, and all the best for the future!


The 2022
Ruby L. Chavez Love Offering

Contest Details




The Ruby L. Chavez Love Offering is an informal, private essay contest open to

(a) graduating students of McArthur High School (Houston ISD) and
(b) graduating high school students residing in zip code 77396 (Humble, TX)


Qualified contestants participating in the 2022 Ruby L. Chavez Love Offering contest should submit a short essay on the topic "How Animals Help Heal." The essay can be fictional or based on real-life experience. Possible topics include pets in hospital settings, support animal stories, or stories about how pets help humans heal emotionally or psychologically.
Essays should be approximately 500 words in length.


The use of profanity, excessive slang, or adult content will result in automatic disqualification.
Essays must be the author's original work. All submissions will be checked for plagiarized content.


Please email your essay to, with the words
"Entry for the 2022 Ruby L. Chavez Love Offering"
in the subject line.


May 25, 2022

Winner Selection:

The contestant pool will be narrowed down to the top three entries. The winner will be chosen at random in a raffle setting.

Winner Announcement:

The winner will be contacted privately via phone or email and, with permission, announced on this website in August 2022.