This fundraiser is to help Italian Greyhound Rescue Foundation, Inc., a non profit 501c3 charity.
This decorated tree project was inspired by the work my husband does to help a local organization. His organization helps to fund other organizations who in turn help children, domestic abuse, etc. Their biggest annual fundraiser is a Festival of Trees, which is a decorated tree raffle and auction. I thought why not do this to help the organization I am most passionate about, Italian Greyhound Rescue Foundation, Inc. The concept was to ask IG lovers to donate an ornament, handmade or store bought, then a tree would be decorated with the collection. One name will be drawn among all who donate, and the tree plus ornament collection will be shipped to them.
It is simple to use Youcaring to donate. Just hit the 'Give Now' button. No fees are collected, unless you choose to give for their services. (There is an 'Edit this amount ' button which needs to be adjusted to zero.) Money goes directly to the Italian Greyhound Rescue foundation's Paypal account.
$1 for one entry, $5 for 6 entries, $20 for 25 entries into the drawing.
Entries accepted through November 3, 2013 untill midnight eastern starndard time. Drawing winner selected and announced on November 4, 2013.
The people listed below all had a hand in this tree project. Some choose to go unnamed. Terri and Jay Stump, Marlene Norton, Jane Miller, KJ of Beaded Canine, Eva of PaniEva, Amy Lewing, Sue of Greyhound Greetings, Dianne of Groovy Glass, Lori Brown, and Judy Longhouse.
Listing of all that is included:
4 foot tree with 150 clear lights
4 wire edged running IG ribbons, used as garland
1 copper stained glass star with IG charm garden stake, used as a topper
1 2012 greyhound ornament
1 25 inch tree skirt made with italian greyhound fabric
2 gondalier original PaniEva watercolor framed ornaments
1 handcrafted scroll saw italian ornament
1 running IG scrolled ornament
8 chenille IGs
1 IG print framed ornament
2 Stanley & Stewart victoiran stule chenille Santa ornaments
2 Stanley & Stewart victorian style chenille elf ornaments
2 beaded canine IG ornaments
1 elf victorian style ornament
1 red felt IG
1 heart shaped etched IG
5 beaded photo ornaments
26 fabric frame ornaments
1 silver and gold heart with IG
1 needle feltd sculptured ornament, in white, not as shown in red
2 crocheted IG ornaments, I fawn, 1 white
1 etched glass ornament
1 Lil Olive miniature pipsqeauk ornament