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About Beading Divas Bracelets

We are the Beading Divas/Beading Divas to the Rescue, a 501c3 not-for-profit organization. Every month (except July) we choose a different 501c3 animal organization to fund-

Beading Divas Bracelets
Beading Diva Bracelet

raise for. We choose groups who help animals through foster care, adoption, behavior training, spay and neuter, improving the health/welfare/advocacy, or provide a beloved sanctuary until end of life. Animal charities helped include dogs, cats, horses, farm animals, wildlife, etc.

Grassroots

Our efforts began from a simple act of helping raise funds for a friend — Lizzie Mead — when her two greyhounds suffered $14,300 in vet bills caused by a hit-and-run accident in October 2008. Amazingly, with the help of our previous blog (greyhound-injury-fund), some media coverage, a generous community of animal lovers far and wide plus insurance money and bracelet sales – we were able to pay off the vet costs/credit card within six months.

Beading Divas to the Rescue
after the accident

In April 2009, we had a bunch of beads leftover. Lizzie Mead said, “Let’s keep going, I want to give back.” And here we are…as of May 2016, Beading Divas to the Rescue has raised $150,000 by selling one twenty dollar bracelet at a time. Amazing! For more info, read our FAQ page.

Got Beads?

Beading Divas is always in perpetual need of donated beads or beaded jewelry that can be taken apart. Please read our BEADS page for how to donate beads.

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Got Beads?

You can buy bracelets at these Tucson locations:

–-Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954, meter parking until 5 PM M-F
–-Clues Unlimited Mystery Book Store, 3146 E. Fort. Lowell Road (SE corner Country Club), 326-8533 (closed Mon/Tues)
–-A K Jensen Apparel, (St. Philips Plaza), 4340 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 72, 529-2775

 

Dynamic Women

Who are the industrious and creative women at the helm?

Michelle – dog whisperer, photographer, e-merchandiser/Etsy guru, hostess-with-the-mostess

Cynthia – chemist, fulfillment savant, organizer, treasurer, fine print reader

Loren – artist, behind-the-scenes promoter

Lizzie – jeweler, inspiration, facilitator, merchandiser, pet rescuer

Karyn – writer, blogger, promoter, mouthpiece, idea-monger, provider of comic relief

Divas Angy and Glenda have since moved on but we thank them for their past and continued contributions to Beading Divas to the Rescue.

Thank You

From the bottom of our happy hearts, we would like to thank Alex Cosgrove, paralegal, and the law firm of Hinderaker Rauh Wiseman, the Mullin Foundation and Peto & Company CPAs, PLLC for making our 501c3 process flawless. And for Diva Cynthia who skillfully took the lead on how to dot the “i” and cross the “t” and comprehend complex mumble-jumbled terminology which catapulted us forward.

In the Arms of Angels, Tucson pet rescue
Saving animals one bracelet at a time

Donation History

2017

  • Claws and Paws Rescue AZ – $952
  • Lifeline Oro Valley Animal Rescue (LOVAR) – $1,712

2016 – $26,867

  • January – Arizona Puggle Rescue – $1,595
  • February – Saving at Risk Animals – $3,724 (SARA)
  • March – Greyhound Gang – $1,104
  • April – Spay and Neuter Solutions – $2,154
  • May – Angel’s Cat Sanctuary – $1,260
  • June – Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption – $6,783
  • July – Chilling out
  • August – Humane Society of Southern Arizona/Second Chance Fund (winner of random drawing at $150,000 celebration) – $2,344
  • September – Forever Loved Pet Sanctuary – $2,126
  • October – Pawsitively Cats – $1,901
  • November – Asavet Veterinary Charities – $1,650
  • December – Escalante Springs Equine Rescue & Rehabilitation – $2,548

2015 – $23,349

  • January – Miss Maggie May’s Rescue – $1,080
  • February – BARK (Baby Animal Rescue Koalition) – $880
  • March – Woofs without Roofs – $2,285
  • April – Tucson CARES – $1,120
  • May – ROAR (Rescue Operations for Animals on the Reservation – ROAR won the Bead Drive 2015 random drawing. $2,405
  • June – Galgos del Sol – $5,672
  • July – The wonderful lightness of being dark
  • August – Hope Animal Shelter – $1,880
  • September – Bridge Rescue for Dogs – $1,720
  • October – In the Arms of Angels – $1,480
  • November – Tucson2Tails – $2,260
  • December – Friends of PACC – $2,567

2014 – $24,856

  • January – Southern California Cat Adoption Tails (SC CAT) – $4,411
  • February – Tucson Wildlife Center – $980
  • March – Hoofs n Horns – $1,490
  • April – Hermitage Cat Shelter – $1,080
  • For May – No Kill Pima County – $2,503
  • June – Chi Luv Bug Small Dog Rescue – $800
  • July – Doing cartwheels in the sand
  • August – Mostly Cockers & Poms – $2,225
  • September -Tucson Cold Wet Noses – $1,620
  • October – Handi-Dogs – $2,805
  • November – Pima Paws for Life – $1,760
  • December – Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption – $5,155
Beading Divas to the Rescue
Fundraising bracelets are this cat’s meow!

2013 – $21,800

  • January – Rescue a Golden of Arizona – $980
  • February – Operation Greyhound – $668
  • March – Smiling Dog Rescue – $1,000
  • April – Humane Society of Southern Arizona Second Chance Fund. –HSSA won 2013 Bead Drive contest random drawing – $3,365
  • May – Greyhound Alliance/Sunburst Project – $2,640
  • June – The Animal League of Green Valley (TALGV) – $2,820
  • July – …The pause that refreshes…
  • August – Greyhound Alliance/Sunburst Project – $2,000
  • September – Jackie’s Fund for Injured Greyhounds – $2,680
  • October – PAWSitively Cats – $1,305
  • November – In the Arms of Angels – $1,910
  • December – SAFE/Saving Animals from Euthanasia – $2,432

2012 – $21,450

  • January – New Hope Cattle Dogs of Arizona – $1,760
  • February – FAIR/Foundation for Animals at Risk – $755
  • March – Woofs without Roofs – $1,800
  • April – Rescue Helpers Inc – $1,140
  • May – Tucson Cold Wet Noses – $1,846
  • June – Ironwood Pig Sanctuary – $943
  • July – Kicking back and relaxing
  • August – Pit n’ Proud – $2,160
  • September – PAWSitively Cats – $2,685
  • October – Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption – $4,030
  • November -Equine Voices – $1,770
  • December – Project Going Home/Greyhound Protection League for dogs leaving Tucson Greyhound Park – $2,561
Beading Divas to the Rescue
My life is worth saving

2011 – $21,546

  • January – Greyhounds of the Verde Valley – $1,094
  • February – Greyhound Support Transport – won Bead Drive drawing – $1,740
  • March – HEART of Tucson (horse rescue) – $1,640
  • April – Animal Crusaders of Arizona – $2,537
  • May – GREY2K USA Education Fund – $3,255
  • June – PACC Partners – $805
  • July – V A C A T I O N!
  • 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

2010 – $19,345

  • January – Arizona Greyhound Rescue – $1,300
  • February – Ferret Friends – $900
  • March – Tucson Cold Wet Noses – $1,400
  • April – Greyhound Support Transport – $905
  • May – Forever Wild in Tucson – $860
  • June – Casa de los Gatos – $1,300
  • July – Mini Miracles – $1,571
  • August – Adopt-a-Bull – $1,460
  • September – Arizona Greyhound Rescue – $2,080
  • October – Santa Cruz Humane Society – $2,701
  • November – Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary – $2,513
  • December – Animal Emergency Care Fund – $2,355
Beading Divas bracelets
Saving animals one bracelet at a time

2009 – $8,519

  • Greyhound Protect League/Guam greyhounds – $1,164
  • Arizona Greyhound Rescue – $1,765
  • Greyhound Support of Kansas City – $500
  • Greyhounds-2-Go – $1,610
  • Greyhound Adoption League – $1,000
  • Hope Animal Shelter – $1,020
  • Equine Voices – $1,460