Growing up with a veterinarian dad, our home was always occupied with animals, many of them with special health issues or various baggage from their previous living situations. I never questioned the logistics of taking in animals who needed care - it was just something we did. And I'm a better person today because of their presence in my life.
So that is why I am so passionate about supporting people who are tirelessly working to help animals in need. Like Bernie Berlin at A Place to Bark. Bernie, an artist, founded this no-kill shelter in 2001 and works to rescue animals at high kill shelters, providing them a temporary home at her foster facility where they receive full vet care, rehab & training until they are able to be adopted. They are funded solely on private donations and the sale of Bernie's artwork, and they are in need of our support now.
Based on the responses I received from you readers after posting about my dog Lucy, I know a lot of you are animal lovers too. Which is why I'm enlisting your help in raising funds for A Place to Bark. They are in desperate need of funds to keep their shelter open. Over the next month, they have been offered a matching grant for every dollar they raise. To encourage my readers to make a donation, I'm offering the chance to win a huge assortment of scrapping supplies if you make a donation to A Place to Bark this week:
There are more than 50 sheets of paper from Jenni Bowlin, Making Memories, Crate Paper, American Crafts, as well as cardstock, alphabets, die cuts, stamps, labels, rub-ons, embellishments, mists, and mini albums. (And I keep adding in stuff after I took these pictures, so you'll get LOTS of goodies, I promise!)
To be entered to win this assortment, just go make a donation to A Place to Bark. Any amount, big or small - whatever you can spare. Then come back here and let me know you donated (and please feel free to spread the word on your own blog, Facebook, or Twitter!)
In return, for every comment I receive, I will donate an additional $1 to A Place to Bark (up to $250). The giveaway will remain open until Thursday, July 7, at 7:30 am MST at which time I will close the comments and randomly draw a winner of the whole lot..
And if you are lucky enough to have a special pet in your life, go give them a hug and a belly rub! Have a wonderful Thursday my friends!
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UPDATED WITH WINNER: Thanks to everyone who donated to A Place to Bark! And remember, the donations made during the month of July will be matched dollar for dollar by a corporate grant, so please continue to spread the word.
The randomly selected winner of the scrapbook supplies is Dee: