Beads Needed to Benefit Animal Charities
$60,000 raised by selling $20 bracelets to help the animal rescues
Tucson—Beading Divas to the Rescue have raised more than $60,000 for animal charities since 2009 by selling one twenty dollar bracelet at a time. The Divas depend on the public’s gift of beads in order to continue making and selling handmade bracelets where all sales go to a different 501(c) (3) animal charity every month. So far, money has been donated to 30 different organizations (some more than once) in five states.
“It was an honor to be a recipient of the Beading Divas fundraising efforts. We were amazed and delighted at how much money they were able to donate to our cause which really helps with all the costs of caring for our foster animals, especially with medical costs,” said Signe Razzi, president of Tucson Cold Wet Noses. “Plus the bracelets are beautiful and so fun.”
In order to continue the mission of making money for animal charities, the Divas need your help to acquire more beads. Bead Drive 2013 launched January 18 and continues through March 8. To provide beads, please include your name, phone number, and the name of a 501 c3 animal charity.
On Saturday March 18, a random drawing will be held at Silver Sea Jewelry located at 330 N. 4th Avenue; the winning charity will benefit from April bracelet sales. Other small prizes will also be awarded. In 2011, Greyhound Support Transport, Florida, won the random drawing.
Places to drop off beads:
-–Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954
-–CataVinos Wine Shoppe, 3063 N. Alvernon Way, 323-3063
-–Clues Unlimited, 3146 E. Ft. Lowell Road, 326-8533
–Jay’s Beads of Tucson, 4627 E. Speedway, 323-1123
–Speedway Veterinary Hospital, 3736 E. Speedway, 321-4235
–Pet Designs Salon, 2549 E. Broadway Blvd, 323-9599
-–Kismet, 2627 E. Broadway Blvd, 207-9994 (open Wedn – Sat)
–-The Grey House Antiques & Home Décor, 3067 N. Campbell Ave; 325-0400
-–Sunrise Pet Clinic, 5635 N. Swan Road, 299-5044
-–Bone Yard Doggy Daycare, 8963 East Tanque Verde Road, 209-1650
–Robek’s Juice, 50 S Houghton Rd, 731-2888
–Pantano Animal Clinic, 8333 E. 22nd Street, 885-3594
–-Humane Society Thrift Store, 5331 E. Speedway, (west of Craycroft), 327-0010
North, Northwest, Oro Valley, Marana, Catalina
–Long Realty, 10445 N Oracle Rd #121, Oro Valley, 401-5874, (Dawn Heinemann)
-–PAWS Veterinary Center, 300 E. River Road, 888-7297
–Sissy’s Pet Grooming, 7350 N La Cholla Blvd, 229-9898
–Marana Feed & Supply, 9643 N. Casa Grande Hwy, 744-6147
–San Giorgi’s Coffee, 6435 N. Thornydale Road, 544-3069
–-Twin Peaks Veterinarian, 7555 W Twin Peaks Rd, Marana, 572-8300
–-Alchemista Aromatherapy Sanctuary & Spa, 6955 N. Oracle Road (Casa Adobes Plaza), 334-1919
South, Green Valley
–Animal Care Center of Green Valley, 555 White House Canyon Road, 625-0433
–The Adoption League of Green Valley (TALGV), 1600 W. Duval Mine Road, 625-3170
Thank you to Vicki at the Purse Museum who collected beads for us at the Tucson Bead Show during the Tucson Gem Show.
Click here for more information about Bead Drive 2013. Or call 520-955-9061. If you cannot make it to a drop-off location, we can arrange for pick up.
Beading Divas to the Rescue began after paying off the $14,300 veterinary bill for Lizzie Mead whose greyhounds were injured in a hit-and-run accident in October 2008. Mead wanted to give back to the community that helped her. With leftover beads, the women continued to make and sell bracelets.