And the first-place winner of the Beading Divas Bead Drive Contest is:
Greyhound Support Transport – GST hauls retired racing greyhounds out of Florida where there are still 13 tracks and haul the dogs to non-racing states and Canada. Linda Lyman submitted the beads.
GST will be the recipient of our Feb. 2011 bracelet sales.
2nd place winner receives 6 bracelets to be used for fund-raising or volunteer appreciation. 2nd place winner is GREY2K USA Education Fund located in Mass. They advocate against greyhound racing and educate the public about how to help. Luann Strohmeyer submitted the beads.
Originally, we were going to choose one 3rd place winner but at the last minute chose three. Each 3rd place winner can choose a bracelet in their favor colors.
The 3rd place winners are:
Tucson – Carol Ray (who happened to be present for the drawing)
Tucson – Christine Boucher
Colorado – Judy Greenfield
Congratulations to the winners!
Beads were submitted from 16 states, Washington D.C., and Canada. People gave from a strand of beads to a huge & heavy Rubbermaid container and everything in between. Thank you to all who donated beads!!!
Charities represented in the drawing:
12 greyhound charities
–American European Greyhound Alliance
–Arizona Greyhound Rescue
–Greyhound Adoption Florida
–Greyhound Adoption League Texas
–Greyhound Angels Adoption
–Greyhound Pets of America – Emerald Coast
–Greyhound Pets of America – NW (Idaho)
–Greyhound Support Transport
–Greyhounds 2 Go
–Grey2K USA Education Fund
–Homestretch Greyhound Rescue
–Southeastern Greyhound Adoption
2 humane societies
–Humane Society Southern Arizona
–Humane Society White Mountains
2 horse rescues
–Heart of Tucson
2 cat rescues
–Casa de los Gatos
–Hermitage Cat Shelter
1 wildlife center
–Tucson Wildlife Center
–Ironwood Pig Sanctuary in Marana
–Morning Starr Pet Rescue & Sanctuary in Cornville, Ariz
Other shelters & rescues
–Angels for Animals
–Hope Animal Shelter
in Los Angeles
–Bill Foundation – no-kill
5 breed specific charities:
–Adopt-a-Bull (pit bulls/mastiffs)
–New Hope Cattle Dogs
–Sahuaro Daschund Rescue
–So. Az Beagle Rescue
–Animal Emergency Care Fund – Tucson