Posted by Gerry Sawyer on Aug 21, 2018
Michael "Cappi" Capozzoli from Arizona had seen a child who was badly beaten and decided to start a shelter where children could bring their pets. He stopped by our lunch meeting to talk about his journey across America.

Mike Capozzoli had never experienced abuse. It just wasn’t part of his world as kid, husband or father. Then, through a volunteering experience, his eyes were opened. Opened in a way that change his life forever.

According to the federal government’s statistics, intimate partner violence, sexual violence and abuse are a widespread public health problems in the United States. On average, 20 people per minute are victims of physical violence by an intimate partner in the United States. 

Over the course of a year, that equals more than 10 million women and kids. Those numbers only tell part of the story—Nearly 2 million women are raped in a year and over 7 million women and men are victims of stalking in a year. These are the reported case, we can only imagine the true numbers.

Cappi is WALKING ACROSS AMERICA from Dana Point, California some 3000 miles to Boston’s FENWAY PARK, 5,000,000 steps. His goal is to raise money and to build pet-friendly, safe, transitional houses for battered women and sexually abused kids.

You can learn more at his Just a Penny Please website, or contact him and contribute to his 501(c)3;, 928 284-8452, or at