Sunday, March 2, 2014

Animal Rescue Fundraiser

If you order one or both of these charts from Letters Great and Small, you can nominate an animal care organization in the United States to receive some of the profits!  They will not be available anywhere else.

I'm going to order the dog design, Neighborhood Friends, and nominate the Rancho Cucamonga Animal Care and Adoption Center.  This is where I adopted a dog and a cat.  I used to be a kitten foster mom for them, too!

All the details copied from their website:

Pets bring so much joy to our lives: they greet us happily at the end of the day, they listen when we need a caring friend, they snuggle up to us when we sleep, and they are our constant loving companions. Diane Williams of Little House Needleworks and Theresa Venette of Shakespeare's Peddler wanted to help this country's homeless animals and have created two designs, the proceeds from which will benefit dogs and cats looking for their fur-ever homes.

Both designers have donated their designs "Neighborhood Friends" and "Cats in the Garden," and Theresa is donating the printing of the patterns. So, 100% of the sales of these two designs will go directly to non-profit animal welfare organizations. When you purchase either or both of these designs from March 1-April 30, 2014, you can nominate an animal care organization in the United States to receive a portion of the proceeds.

To nominate an organization, indicate your choice in the comments section of your order form on Etsy. The organization must be devoted to helping homeless, lost, injured, abused, neglected, or abandoned animals and must be verifiable (we will need either an address, a web site, or a phone number for verification with your nomination.) The organization must be in the United States, but does not need to be restricted to an organization that helps dogs and cats (other animal welfare organizations are welcome!) If you do not nominate an organization, your vote will go to Best Friends Animal Society (

(If you purchase both charts -- available for $15.00 for the pair elsewhere in this Etsy shop -- you may place TWO votes.)

On May 1st, we will draw from all nominations and choose three organizations to receive a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the charts. Additionally, funds will also go to Southern Pines Animal Shelter (Theresa's shelter of choice), Southern Arizona Golden Retriever Rescue (Diane's organization of choice), and Friends of Homeless Animals Inc., of Rhode Island (chosen by Valerie Morrell, who had the grand idea for this venture.) The charts will continue to be available after May 1st, and funds will be distributed at the designers' discretion.

These graphs will not be available through shops or through the distributors -- this allows us to give more to the animal organizations, since we will not have to give anyone else a cut of the sales. These are not "free" charts. You may not reproduce these graphs for sharing via photocopies, scans, electronic copies, or any other method; the designers retain all copyright privileges. You will be getting an actual pattern in the mail with your purchase -- this is not available as a downloadable PDF.

Thank you so much for giving a little -- we are happy to give you a little in return, and in the end, we hope to give a lot to many, many animals.

(Please note: if you are having your chart shipped to another country, I am not going to put chipboard in with your envelope -- it saves you about $5.00 US to have it sent where it is not rigidly packaged. If you want to receive your chart with the chipboard, let me know, but I'm going to have to adjust your shipping price.)


Julie said...

I hope they raise lots of cash from these two lovely charts, I can see them being very popular, especially with it being such a good cause.

Pat said...

Thanks for sharing. I ordered the dog one and put it to your rescue as I can't choose one in Canada.
I hope they sell lots!

KimM said...

What a wonderful cause - I hope they raise a lot of money for such a wonderful cause. Thank you, so very much, for sharing!!

Vicky L said...

I am going be ordering them next month. I can't wait to start the dog pattern. I want to do it for my friend. When are you starting yours?