2011 kicked off with the finale of our Bead Drive. We cannot keep doing what we do — raise money for animal charities — unless you provide us with beads. We held a contest and the beads came from far and wide and even Canada. People have been most generous not only with the Bead Drive contest but throughout the year.
We love getting a phone call or an email saying that someone wishes to drop off old jewelry that can be taken apart and reused, beading supplies/tools, and BEADS!
So thank you to one and all who have been most generous.
People can always drop beads off at Silver Sea Jewelry located at 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954 or CataVinos Wine Shoppe, 3063 N. Alvernon Way, 323-3063 (thank you Yvonne). It’s a good idea to call first to ensure that the stores are open. For additional drop off venues or pick ups – call our message line – 520-955-9061 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We have also been fortunate to have people make bracelets for us with their own bead stash and some of our beads. People like Noni Davis, Sandra Luckau, Joan Athey, and Naomi Kastler. I hope I’m not forgetting anyone!
In 2011, we raised money for:
January – Greyhounds of Verde Valley – $1,094
February – Greyhound Support Transport – $1,740 – GST won the Bead Drive Contest
March – HEART of Tucson Horse Rescue – $1,640
April – Animal Crusaders Arizona – $2,534 – benefited from 4th Avenue Street Fair sales
May – GREY2K USA Education Fund – $3,255 – they really pushed online sales
June – PACC Partners – $805 – the non-profit arm of PACC – went toward the Train to Adopt program
July – vacation
August – Tucson Wildlife Center – $1,905
September – Casa de los Gatos – $2,260
October – Arizona Greyhound Rescue – $1,760
November – Hope Animal Shelter – $1,760
December – Woofs without Roofs – $2,790
To read how we choose our animal charities and more, please view the FAQ page.