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Happy New Year from Beading Divas to the Rescue 2012/01/01

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Cheers to bracelets helping animal rescues

2011 kicked off with the finale of our Bead Drive. We cannot keep doing what we do — raise money for animal charities — unless you provide us with beads. We held a contest and the beads came from far and wide and even Canada. People have been most generous not only with the Bead Drive contest but throughout the year.

We love getting a phone call or an email saying that someone wishes to drop off old jewelry that can be taken apart and reused, beading supplies/tools, and BEADS!

So thank you to one and all who have been most generous.

People can always drop beads off at Silver Sea Jewelry located at 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954 or CataVinos Wine Shoppe, 3063 N. Alvernon Way, 323-3063 (thank you Yvonne). It’s a good idea to call first to ensure that the stores are open. For additional drop off venues or pick ups – call our message line – 520-955-9061 or email karynzoldan@yahoo.com

We have also been fortunate to have people make bracelets for us with their own bead stash and some of our beads. People like Noni Davis, Sandra Luckau, Joan Athey, and Naomi Kastler. I hope I’m not forgetting anyone!

In 2011, we raised money for:

January – Greyhounds of Verde Valley – $1,094

February – Greyhound Support Transport – $1,740 – GST won the Bead Drive Contest

March – HEART of Tucson Horse Rescue – $1,640

April – Animal Crusaders Arizona – $2,534 – benefited from 4th Avenue Street Fair sales

May – GREY2K USA Education Fund – $3,255 – they really pushed online sales

June – PACC Partners – $805 – the non-profit arm of PACC – went toward the Train to Adopt program

July – vacation

August – Tucson Wildlife Center – $1,905

September – Casa de los Gatos – $2,260

October – Arizona Greyhound Rescue – $1,760

November – Hope Animal Shelter – $1,760

December – Woofs without Roofs – $2,790


To read how we choose our animal charities and more, please view the FAQ page.

Tucson bracelet fundraiser June 2011 – PACC Partners 2011/06/01

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PACC Partners helped Oliver

For the month of June 2011, Beading Divas to the Rescue is proud to fund-raise for PACC Partners.

PACC Partners is an independent 501(c)3 charitable foundation dedicated to raising much needed funds to support the animals and outreach programs at Pima Animal Care Center in an effort to end euthanasia of adoptable companion animals in Pima County.

Since PACC Partners inception in mid 2009, they have been committed to providing the animals at Pima Animal Care Center supplies and items to enhance their lives and overall experience while being sheltered. Some of the exciting shelter enhancements are to offer the animals at PACC kennel enrichment aids such as Kongs and other interactive toys, martingale leashes and collar for all of the dog walkers to safely take each dog out for their daily walk.

PACC Partners also provides medical rehabilitation which is designed to assist in funding minor procedures for animals who are on the rescue list at PACC in order to make them adoptable. In the past year PACC Partners has funded almost $3,000 for dentals, minor surgeries, and wound repair which has enabled over 15 animals to be placed up for general adoption and to be adopted out at PACC into permanent loving homes.

PACC Partners also sponsored Pit Bull Spay and Neuter services this year and has already funded over 60 free sterilizations for low income families in need in an effort to reduce the communities over population problem.

Beading Divas to the Rescue bracelet sales will sponsor the “Train to Adopt” program. Train to Adopt was established in January 2011 when PACC Partners hired a full time trainer to work with some of the long term or problematic dogs at PACC in an effort to train them prior to adoption therefore making the dogs more adoptable. To date this program has been a huge success and has allowed many dogs the opportunity to show newly learned manners and find their forever homes.

In Tucson, you can buy one of a kind beaded bracelets made with donated at beads for $20 at Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Ave., 520-624-9954 or Dirty Dawgs Dog Wash, 2510 N. Campbell Ave., 770-6045.

You can also buy them online(add $4 for S&H).

Tucson: Yappy News You Can Use – thrift store, Scentsy, bead drive, no bonesi 2010/11/24

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Got beads in your jewelry box to recycle?

Tucson: Yappy News You Can Use

New: Thrift Store

The Humane Society of Southern Arizona is excited to announce its latest undertaking – a resale and thrift store! With the creation of a new store at 5311 E. Speedway Blvd. Now you can support the HSSA by shopping for all kinds of wonderful finds or by making a fully tax-deductible in-kind donation.  The HSSA greatly appreciates donations of gently used clothing, furniture, household items, jewelry, books, electronics, toys, collectibles, art, and more.  Those interested in making a donation to the thrift store can drop off items at the main shelter, 3450 N. Kelvin Blvd, or by calling 327.0010 or 321.3704, Ext. 141.

Uncommon Scentsy

Like scents? Jen Krebs from GREY2K USA is having a fundraiser where the commission from all Scentsy products will be donated to GREY2K USA, a national organization whose mission is to end live greyhound racing in the seven remaining states including Arizona. To peruse and possibly purchase, click here. (ends Nov. 30)

Bead Drive Contest

The Beading Divas bead drive contest is in full swing.  In Tucson, you can drop off beads at

Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85705 (520.624-9954). Can be mailed here also.
•    Buhrke 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

No Bones

Do not feed your dogs cooked turkey bones and beware of the garbage. Dogster has some great tips to keep your dogs healthy the Thanksgiving holiday.

Bracelets at the AZ Animal Fair (Tucson) 2009/02/17

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More new bracelets!

Originally uploaded by Greyt Escape

C’mon down to the AZ Animal Fair held Saturday Feb. 21 at Reid Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Greyhound Injury Fund will be selling $20 bracelets to raise money for Opal and Rider’s vet bills.

Look for us between the beer garden and food court at the Desert Dog News/Greyt Escape table.

See you there!

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