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Donate Beads to Help Animal Rescues 2015/01/31

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Bead Drive 2015

Got beads?

It’s that time of year again when Beading Divas to the Rescue do a shout out for beads.


Every month we choose a different 501c3 animal charity to raise money for. Since April 2009, the Beading Divas have raised more than $115,000 from one-of-a-kind beaded bracelets available for $20.

Got beads?

Beads for beautiful fundraising bracelets

All funds raised (to date) have been donated to 45 animal charities (some chosen more than once) in five states (AZ, CA, FL, MA, and KS).

You can drop off beads at various venues around Tucson/Green Valley, mail them, or we can pick up beads, pending location. Can you help? Call 520-955-9061 for our mailing address or email karynzoldan@yahoo.com

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Bead Drive 2015

Beads! Beads! Beads!

• Your name
• Contact info – phone # plus area code if outside Tucson metro
• The name of a 501 c3 animal charity

All charities entered will be added to our “consideration pool.” We look at this list when choosing a recipient charity.

LOCAL EVENT: On Saturday March 14, 2015 at 4 PM –– A drawing will be held at SILVER SEA JEWELRY, 330 North 4th Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85705. One lucky 501c3 animal charity will be randomly chosen as the recipient of bracelet sales in May 2015.

Additional prizes will be awarded too. Come meet the Beading Divas, join us for refreshments and raffle prizes.

Beautiful beads, global beads, glass beads, ceramic beads, mother earth beads, gems & jewels suitable for beading, funny beads, metal beads, pearls, animal beads, letter beads, every color of the rainbow beads, recycled beads, wooden beads, vintage beads, glittery beads, old jewelry made from beads that is suitable to be taken apart and reused/upcycled, beads made from natural materials, sparkly beads, ugly beads, thrift store beads, old beads, new beads, synthetic beads, shiny beads, metallic beads, charms, lucite beads…these are ideas. Large quantities of seed beads and other unusable beads (Mardi Gras beads) are given to other groups & schools that can use them.

Read our rules and particulars.

Just Bead It and share with the world that Beading Divas to the Rescue need beads. Thank you

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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:
-–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.

Tucson: Beads, Beads, Glorious Beads – Please donate beads 2010/09/30

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Got beads?

The Beading Divas to the Rescue have been hard at work as have the honorary Beading Divas and others who have participated in our project to race funds for animal charities.

We are not a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. We are simply a group of creative women who want to give back.  All sales of bracelets go to help the animal charity of the month. Here is our donation history.

In order to continue our endeavors we need beads!

We have gotten this far because of the generosity of our friends and the community as they have given beads to us as well as our finds at yard sales/thrift stores and the occasional bead store/gem show splurge.

If you have beads collecting dust in your closets and craft boxes, please consider giving them so we can continue to raise funds for animal charities.

You can drop the beads at Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Ave., 624-9954 or email karynzoldan@yahoo.com to arrange pick up. If you have any ideas how we can glean more beads please email Karyn or post a comment.

Thank you

The Beading Divas are: Michelle Caillet, Cynthia David, Loren Dawn, Lizzie Mead, Angy Shearer, Glenda Taylor, and blogger, Karyn Zoldan.

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