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Got Beads? Beading Divas Bead Drive 2013 2013/02/19

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Bead Drive 2013

Got beads?

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:
Midtown/Central
-–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

Foothills/NE/Eastside
-–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.

Bead Drive Contest and Bracelet Sales for Animal Emergency Care Fund ends Dec. 31 2010/12/26

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buy bracelets to help Tucson pet owners in need

There’s still a few remaining days to buy a beautiful bracelet to benefit Animal Emergency Care Fund during the month of Dec.

Bracelets are made with donated beads and TLC.

You can buy these stunning bracelets at Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Ave., in Tucson (520) 624-9954 or online via Etsy.com

The Bead Drive Contest continues through December 31, 2010.

In Tucson, you can drop them off at:

•    Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85705 (520.624-9954).
•    Buhrke’s Pet Resort, 8181 W. Tangerine Rd., Marana, AZ 85653
•    Greyt Escape – far eastside – call for directions (520.955-9061)
•    CataVinos Wine Shoppe – 3063 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712

The Bead Drive Contest random drawing will be held January 8, at Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts. Time TBA.

Tucson-Eastside: Greyt Escape-Bead Drive Contest Drop-Off 2010/11/24

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Tucson-Eastside:  Greyt Escape is Bead Drive Contest Drop-Off

Beads are starting to come in…

The Beading Divas to the Rescue  need your beads to make bracelets to benefit animal charities.  So far the Beading Divas have given over $23,000 to 16 charities in 4 states by selling one $20 bracelet at a time.

And we’re running out of beads…hence, the Bead Drive.

To make it convenient for people on the Tucson’s eastside, south eastside, Tanque Verde area, and Vail, you can drop off beads at the Greyt Escape (near Freeman/Broadway) or you can take your beads to the Rincon Valley Farmers Market on Old Spanish Trail on Saturday, November 27, and look for the Greyt Escape table on the artisan side of the barn.  (from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

Be sure to label your beads with your name/contact info/ and the name of a 501 c3 animal charity that you would like to win bracelet sales for Feb. 2011. A random drawing will be held in early Jan. 2011.

The Greyt Escape is a home away from home for pet greyhounds. The Greyt Escape provides doggy daycare and overnight accommodations for pet greyhounds. Dogs enjoy the comforts of home here and may not want to go home. Greyt Escape also makes accessories for dogs and people.

Contact Greyt Escape at 955-9061 to arrange a bead drop off.

Look in your jewelry box, yard sale, thrift store, craft box for beads. More bead drive info here.

Got Beads? Bead Drive Contest 2010

Tucson Beading Divas raise $20K for animals, Bead Drive Contest 2010/10/20

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Got Beads?

Celebrating Beading Divas and Bead Drive Contest to Benefit Animal Charities

Greyhound adopters raise $20,300 for animal charities and need your beads, beads, beads!

Tucson, Ariz—Seven industrious women known as the Beading Divas have raised $20,300 for animal charities in the past 17 months. The Divas depend on the public’s generous gift of beads in order to continue making and selling handmade bracelets where all sales go to designated 501(c)(3) animal charities. So far, money has been donated to 15 different dog, cat, horse, ferret, and wildlife charities in Arizona, Florida, Kansas, and California.

Bracelets cost $20 and are for sale in Tucson at Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue and Dirty Dawgs Dog Wash, 2510 N. Campbell Ave, and online (add $3 S&H).

Bead Drive Contest

In order to continue the mission of selling gorgeous eye candy for your wrist while fund-raise for animal charities, a Bead Drive Contest has been launched.

From now until December 31, 2010, when you give a generous gift of beads — your name, contact information, plus the animal charity of your choice will be placed into a  box.  The drawing will be held during the first week of January at Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts in Tucson.

•    The first place winner’s animal charity will be the recipient of February 2011 bracelet sales.
•    The second place winner’s animal charity will receive six bracelets  to be used for fund-raising or volunteer appreciation.
•    A third place winner will receive a bracelet made from your favorite colors.

Brief History of the Beading Divas

October 20, 2010, marks the second anniversary of a terrible hit-and-run five-car accident that badly injured Diva Lizzie Mead’s two beloved rescued greyhounds.  The accident united seven greyhound adopters to help raise money to pay Mead’s $14,300 veterinarian bill. Amazingly both greyhounds recovered. During it all, Mead inspired hope, caring, creativity and a burning desire to give back to the community.

In six short months, her vet bill was paid off through the generosity of animal-loving friends and strangers locally, nationally, and globally generated by news articles and this blog, insurance money, and the sales of one-of-a-kind beaded bracelets handcrafted by the Beading Divas and friends.

Except for an initial $500 gift to jump start the project which included professionally designed postcards, fliers, beads, and beading supplies; all the beads used so far are have been from word of mouth and the gifts of friends, Craig’s list, and a local bead store going out of business.

How to Help

We accept all gently used beads from existing jewelry (beads need holes for threading), yard sale beads, thrift store beads, never-used-beads from your craft box, old beads, new beads, natural beads, sparkling beads, hand-crafted beads, glass beads, synthetic beads, beautiful beads, ugly beads, funny beads – you get the picture…

Beads can be dropped off at the following locations in Tucson:

•    Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85705 (520.624-9954).  Beads can be mailed here as well.
•    Buhrke’s Pet Resort, 8181 W. Tangerine Rd., Marana, AZ 85653
•    Greyt Escape – far eastside – call for directions (520.955-9061)
•    Dirty Dawgs Dog Wash – 2510 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719
•    CataVinos Wine Shoppe – 3063 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712

We can also pick up your beads in most of Pima County, contact karynzoldan@yahoo.com to inquire.

Please do not send cash or checks. We only accept beads. Your beads are not considered tax deductible.

Bead Drive Contest Rules

You must be 21 to enter.

The winning animal charities (1st & 2nd prizes) must provide proof of 501 (c)(3) status prior to receiving prizes, and must be located in the continental United States.

Please include your name, contact info (phone number or email) and the 501 (c)(3) animal charity of your choice included with the envelope, box, or bag of beads.

As beads are received, your name + charity of choice will be listed on the blog.

Winners need not be present to win. You will be contacted within 3 days, as will the winning animal charity of your choice. The winners will also be posted on the blog.

Only one animal charity is permitted per beading donation/entry. You may provide beads for an additional entry either listing the same charity or a different charity.

The original seven Beading Divas are not eligible to win. They are Michelle Caillet, Cynthia David, Loren Dawn, Lizzie Mead, Angy Shearer, Glenda Taylor, and Karyn Zoldan.

The first, second, and third place winners will be drawn at random. By entering, you agree to rules and the decisions of the judges which will be final in all respects, and consent to having your name and the name of the 501 (c)(3) animal charity of choice listed on the blog.

For questions, leave a comment or call 520-624-9954 or email karynzoldan@yahoo.com

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