Beading Divas Bracelets Fundraise for Tucson Greyhoundsby Karyn Zoldan on Oct. 18, 2012, under Animal News, Dogs, Canines, Fun with Fido, Barking Encouraged, Greyhounds
During the month of October, Beading Divas to the Rescue is raising money for Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption or SA Greys.
SA Greys is a fairly new group (with 501 c3 status) but has many seasoned adopters and volunteers and there’s always room for more especially while there’s an operational dog racing track in its backyard. Their mission is to successfully transition retired racing greyhounds from the track into forever homes. Currently, they have an outstanding expense caring for a hound (Basco pictured) with a complex broken hock who needs $4,000 in specialty vet care.
SA Greys has gone hog wild selling the bracelets. I’ve heard that one industrious woman sold 25 in two days and another woman sold 8 at the dentist. These bracelets are hand-made with beautiful donated beads and no two bracelets are alike. Every bracelet comes with a paw charm.
You can buy these dazzling $20 bracelets (the entire amount goes to the group of the month) locally at:
–Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954
–Clues Unlimited Mystery Book Store, 3146 E. Fort. Lowell Road (SE corner Country Club), 326-8533 (closed Sun/Mon)
–Sissy’s Pet Grooming Salon, 7350 N. La Cholla Blvd (in Albertsons Shopping Center), 229-9898
-A K Jensen Apparel, (St. Philips Plaza), 4280 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 212, 529-2775
The above locations accept cash or make a check payable to Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption.
Or if you are not local, consider buying them from the secure online Etsy store (add $5.50 S&H).
This weekend October 20-21 if you are out and about you can also buy bracelets at the two-day Art in the Park at St. Philip’s Plaza. SA Greys has a tent near Limited Additions. Come meet some greyhounds and buy bracelets.
Every October, Beading Divas to the Rescue, tries to raise money for greyhounds because October 20, 2008 was a fateful day for Lizzie Mead (a greyhound adopter/small business owner). She was on the way to the dog park with her then two greyhounds when her vehicle was part of a multi-vehicle hit-and-run accident at the corner of Speedway & Alvernon Way. Not only did Lizzie suffer injuries but her two greyhounds suffered $14,300 in vet bills. In the end, both dogs lived and are still living. Six fellow greyhound adopters (this blogger among them) came together to help raise money to pay off her vet bill which we did in six miraculous months! Lizzie wanted to give back to the community which helped her and so the Beading Divas kept on giving.