We are the — Beading Divas to the Rescue. The dynamic women responsible for our success are Diva Angy, Diva Cynthia, Diva Karyn, Diva Lizzie , Diva Loren, and Diva Michelle plus a cast of dozens of women and a few talented tweens and guys…all volunteers of course. Diva Glenda, one of the original seven, recently resigned. We thank her for all she has done to help grow the Beading Divas brand.
Beading Divas, Inc. is an Arizona non-profit corporation. We are NOT a 501c3 organization.
Every month we choose a different 501c3 animal charity to fund-raise. Since April 2009 (a/o Jan 2015), we have raised more than $115,000.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call us (520) 955-9061 to donate beads OR to add your charity to our consideration pool.
This blog started out as a means to raise $14,300 for the hit-and-run greyhound injury vet bills. – Mission Accomplished!
2015 BRACELET FUNDRAISING
For January we are fundraising for Miss Maggie May’s Rescue, a Tucson-based dog organization which rescues moms and pups and other dogs from shelters and strays. Amount: $1,080
For February, we fund-raised for BARK (Baby Animal Rescue Koalition) which rescues puppies from PACC. Amount: $880
For March we are fundraising for Woofs without Roofs, a Tucson-based 501c3 that provides basic veterinary services for dogs and cats belonging to our homeless people population. Amount: TBA
For April we are fundraising for Tucson CARES shelter nearly 60 precious cats and a handful of beloved dogs at any given time and provides support for more through through community outreach and in partnership with other non-profit organizations and institutions.
2014 BRACELET FUNDRAISING
January 2014 bracelets benefited Southern California Cat Adoption Tails (SC CAT). In 2013 they adopted out 350 cats and 50 dogs, mostly abandoned. They also participate in trap, neuter, spay to reduce the unwanted pet populations from un-altered cats. Amount: $4,411
February 2014 bracelets benefited Tucson Wildlife Amount: $980
March 2014 bracelets benefited Hoofs n Horns, a farm sanctuary on the outskirts of Tucson. Amount raised: $1,490
April bracelets benefited Hermitage Cat Shelter Amount raised: $1,080
For May, we fund-raised for No Kill Pima County, a grassroots organization striving to save more savable dogs and cats at PACC. Amount raised: $2,503
For June, we raised money for Chi Luv Bug Small Dog Rescue. $800 was raised.
July – vacation
For August, we raised money for Mostly Cockers & Poms. They raised a whopping $2,165. MC&P is a prime example of what a small group can do to raise a lot of money. Cockers are rockers!
For September, we raised money for Tucson Cold Wet Noses, a foster-based dog rescue here in Tucson. $1,620 was raised.
For October we raised funds for Handi-Dogs. They raised $2,805.
For November, we raised funds for Pima Paws for Life. They raised $1,760.
For December, we fund-raised for Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption. The amount raised was $4,080 through bracelets + $1,000 matching by Karyn Zoldan.
2013 BRACELET FUNDRAISING for a TOTAL OF $21,800
January 2013 bracelet sales benefited Rescue a Golden of Arizona. They raised $980.
February 2013 bracelet sales benefited Operation Greyhound of El Cajon, Calif. Amount $668
March 2013 bracelet sales benefited Smiling Dog Rescue in Tucson. Amount: $1,000
April 2013 bracelet sales benefited the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. Amount: $3,365.50 – The HSSA was the winner of our Bead Drive Contest drawing.
May 2013 bracelet sales benefited the Greyhound Alliance/Sunburst Project. They safely transport retired race dogs out of Florida where there are too many tracks (more than a dozen) to adoption groups in non-racing states & Canada. Amount: $2,640 – mostly through online sales. Way to go!
June 2013 bracelet sales benefited The Animal League of Green Valley or TALGV. They raised $2,820 mostly through sales in Green Valley.
July 2013 – on vacation
August 2013 bracelet sales benefited the Greyhound Alliance/Sunburst Project. They safely transport retired race dogs out of Florida where there are too many tracks (more than a dozen) to adoption groups in non-racing states & Canada. Amount: $2,000 – mostly through online sales. Way to go! (I think they found a donor to match the sales)
September 2013 bracelet sales benefited Jackie’s Fund for Injured Greyhounds. Amount: $2,680
October 2013 bracelet sales benefit PAWSitively Cats no-kill cat shelter here in Tucson. Amount: $1,305
November 2013 bracelet sales benefit In the Arms of Angels, an all breed dog & cat rescue mostly saving animals from the Pima County animal shelter. Amount: $1,910
December 2013 bracelet sales benefit SAFE – Saving Animals from Euthanasia, an all breed cat & dog rescue, saving approx. 800 animals a year. Amount: $2,432
2012 BRACELET FUNDRAISING for a TOTAL OF $21,450
January 2012 bracelet sales benefited New Hope Cattle Dogs of Arizona. They rescue cattle dogs and provide education to adopters about this very special breed. Amount raised: $1,760 Mission accomplished!
February 2012 bracelet sales benefited FAIR – Foundation for Animals at Risk which rescues dogs from PACC’s kill line and abusive situations. Amount raised: $755 (Mission accomplished!)
March 2012 bracelet sales benefited Woofs without Roofs. We gave them $1,800. Woofs without Roofs provides once a month veterinary services to pets belonging to Tucson’s homeless population. (see Dec. 2011 for more info.)
April 2012 bracelet sales benefited Rescue Helpers Inc. We gave them $1,140. Rescue Helpers rescues GSD from kill shelters and trains them for veterans with PTSD. (mission accomplished)
May 2012 bracelet sales benefited Tucson Cold Wet Noses. Amount raised $1,846. Mission Accomplished
June 2012 bracelet sales benefited Ironwood Pig Sanctuary located in outskirts of Tucson. Amount raised: $943. Mission accomplished.
July 2012 – no sales/the Beading Divas take a break.
August 2012 bracelet sales benefited Pit n’ Proud, a Pit Bull advocacy in Tucson. They were very aggressive in promoting sales and raised $2,160. Way to go!
September 2012 bracelet sales benefited PAWSitively Cats, a no-kill Tucson cat shelter. Amount: $2,685.10 (mission accomplished)
October 2012 bracelet sales benefited Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption. They hit a home run out of ballpark by earning a whopping and record-breaking $4,030 worth of bracelets. (missing very much accomplished!)
November 2012 bracelet sales benefited Equine Voices. They raised $1,770. Mission accomplished!
December 2012 bracelet sales benefited Going Home, a Project of the Greyhound Protection League. They raised $2,561. (Mission accomplished!)
2011 BRACELET FUNDRAISING for a TOTAL of $21,546
January 2011 proceeds was donated to Greyhounds of the Verde Valley (Ariz). They rescue retired racing greyhounds from Tucson dog track and provide the dogs loving forever homes in No. Ariz. (amount raised: $1,094). Mission accomplished!
February 2011 funds was donated to Greyhound Support Transport located in Florida. They haul retired race dogs to non-racing states and Canada. They undoubtedly broke all records for selling bracelets via Etsy. Amount raised: $1,740. Mission accomplished!
For March 2011, all bracelet sales went go to HEART of Tucson horse rescue. They rescue and rehabilitate abandoned and abused horses and educate the public about the care and cost of owning a horse. Amount $1,640. Mission accomplished!
For April 2011, Animal Crusaders of Arizona received the sales of Beading Divas bracelets. Since 1955, they have gone to various Native American reservations and rescue and/or spay/neuter animals, give free vaccinations and tick/mange dips to people owning pets in those regions. Amount: $2,537.34 – the high amount is because of the 4th Avenue Street Fair and because a friend of the Divas (Alice Jordan) took bracelets to work during Days of Caring and her employer matched the sales. Thank you Alice! Mission very much accomplished!
For May 2011, GREY2K USA Education Fund will receive the bracelet sales. They spread the word about these beloved hounds through education, advertisements, and promote greyhound adoption nationwide. Amount: $3,255 Mission accomplished!
For June 2011, $805 of bracelet sales was donated to PACC Partners which is the 501 c3 arm of Pima Animal Care Center. This group pays for surgery and also training for hard to adopt pet. The program is very successful and is called Train to Adopt. Mission accomplished!
During the month of July 2011, Beading Divas to the Rescue are on vacation. Check back soon.
For August 2011, the sales of 95 bracelets were donated to Tucson Wildlife Center which grew from the need of rescuing a raccoon. These days TWC helps javelinas, bobcats, coyotes, skunks, wild birds, eagles, and more. TWC depends on donations. Visit their site to watch the well-made videos and find out how you can help; they have an extensive wish list. Amount raised – $1,905.
For September 2011, all bracelet sales benefited Casa de los Gatos, Arizona’s largest no-kill cat shelter located in Tucson. We previously raised funds for them June 2010. Amount raised – $2,260.
October 2011 is the 3rd anniversary of Lizzie Mead’s terrible accident which started our fundraising efforts. So for October, we’re raising money for Arizona Greyhound Rescue. All the Beading Divas have dogs from AGR . Amount raised – $1,760 – Mission Accomplished
November 2011 bracelets sales benefitted Hope Animal Shelter here in Tucson. Hope is a no-kill animal shelter for cats & dogs. Amount raised: $1,760 – Mission accomplished.
December 2011 bracelet sales benefited Woofs without Roofs. They provide basic veterinary care to the pets belonging to Tucson’s homeless. You can read more about them here. Amount raised: $2,790. Yowza!
2010 BRACELET FUNDRAISING for a TOTAL of $19,345
For January 2010, all bracelet sales went to Arizona Greyhound Rescue . The Phoenix dog track closed (YAY!) but now these dogs are displacing greyhounds at Tucson dog track. If you can’t buy a bracelet, consider donating directly to AGR or volunteering or fostering a dog. We sold 65 bracelets, donating $1,300 to AGR. Mission accomplished!
For February 2010, all bracelet sales went to Ferret Friends located in Vail/Tucson. Donation amount is $900! Mission accomplished!
Now for March 2010, we donated all bracelet sales to Cold Wet Noses animal rescue of Tucson. Because we were able to sell bracelets at the 4th Avenue Fair, we sold $1,400 for CWN. Excellent! Mission accomplished!
April 2010, is Adopt a Greyhound month so we donated $905 in bracelet sales to Greyhound Support Transport in Florida where there are 13 race tracks. GST transports retired racing greyhounds to adoption groups in non racing states and Canada. Mission accomplished!
In May 2010, we donated bracelet sales to Forever Wild in Tucson. This group rehabilitates wildlife. Amount: $860. Mission accomplished!
In June 2010, we donated bracelet sales to Casa de los Gatos – Arizona’s largest NO-KILL cat sanctuary located right here in Tucson. Amount: $1,300. Mission accomplished!
In July 2010, bracelet sales went to Mini Miracles, Inc. which provides animal assisted activities to children at risk. Amount: $1,571. Mission accomplished!
In August 2010, the Beading Divas to the Rescue gave Adopt-a-Bull, (for bully breeds and mastiffs) $1,460 for bracelet sales. Mission accomplished!
In September 2010 the Beading Divas gave $2,080 to Arizona Greyhound Rescue, Mission accomplished!
In October 2010, all bracelet sales went to to Santa Cruz Humane Society, located in So. AZ between Tucson and the border. The grand total was an amazing $2,701! Mission accomplished!
In November 2010, we’re raising money for Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary in So. AZ. We also raised money for them in Dec. 2009. Their monthly expenses are a whopping $18,000/month. Raised $2,513. Mission accomplished!
In December 2010, the Divas raised $2,355.00 for the Animal Emergency Care Fund. AECF is a Tucson-based non-profit organization formed to assist pet owners with the high cost of life-saving, emergency veterinary care. Mission accomplished!
2009 BRACELET FUNDRAISING for a TOTAL of $8,519 After paying off the $14,300 vet bill – we started raising money for pet rescues…
Then we wanted to help get those greyhounds out of Guam. Mission Accomplished! – We donated $1,164 to help bring Standing Bright and Charlie to California. Almost 200 greyhounds were rescued from Guam and brought to the U.S. with Greyhound Protection League at the helm and GAIN (Guam Animals in Need) on the island side.
Then we donated $1,165 to Arizona Greyhound Rescue. – Mission Accomplished!
Then we donated $500 to Greyhound Support of Kansas City for — Senior Dogs: You’re Not in Kansas Anymore! Let’s get those doggies hauled to adoption groups in other parts of the country. Our donation paid for FIVE dogs to get on the bus. 43 dogs were recently hauled from Kansas to New Jersey with stops along the way. Mission Accomplished!
These five senior hounds got on the bus to adoptive homes:
- Kiowa Alvia Cody, call name Alva, red brindle female, 9 years old
- Bow Tidbits, call name Tidbit, blue fawn female, 9 years old
- Sam, brindle neutered male, 8 years old
- Bohemian Cherish, call name Cheri, fawn female, 8 years old
- Bohemian Babble, call name Babble, fawn female, 8 years old
Then we told Greyhounds2Go located in Sahuarita, Ariz. and San Diego that we were going to give them $1,500 for two badly injured dogs who raced at Tucson Greyhound Park. One dog broke her pelvis on both sides and the other dog, ran into the gate, got burned, and needed stitches and TLC. We ended up giving them $1,610. Mission accomplished!
Then we raised $600 for “Charm” a greyhound mix who was rescued from Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) three hours before she was to be euthanized. Lizzie Mead and saved her. Mission accomplished!
Then for the month of October 2009, we donated bracelet sales funds to Greyhound Adoption League (GAL) of Tucson. The more bracelets we sell, the more they receive. They received $1,000. Mission accomplished!
For November 2009, we raised $1,020 for the no-kill Hope Animal Shelter (non-greyhound) in Tucson. Mission accomplished!
For December 2009, we raised money for Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary in Amado, Ariz. Equine Voices rescues PMU horses (horses that stand in pee lines in the making of premarin) and other abused horses. We raised $1,460. Mission accomplished!
On Etsy.com, Lizzie Stardust is for people who want to buy the bracelets online. (+ $5.50 S&H charge/US only)
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In the blink of an eye, could this happen to you?
On October 20, 2008, a routine trip to the Reid Dog Park took a horrifying turn for Lizzie Mead and her two greyhounds.
In an instant, their lives were changed forever by a reckless driver who plowed into Lizzie’s truck at 60 mph.
The bad guy escaped leaving nothing but wreckage behind. Although she was injured, Lizzie rushed to the back of her truck, praying that her dogs were still alive.
The current vet bill is $13,962.01 (that could change).
The Greyhound Injury Fund blog will outline the entire accident, Lizzie’s injuries, her two greyhounds’ injuries and their extraordinary vet bills, Opal’s and Rider’s path to recovery, fundraising ideas and how you can help, information about greyhounds and what wonderful pets they make, and the musings of Lizzie and her greyhound-loving friends.
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Read about the accident.
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