Friday, November 1, 2013

Quilters' Bee Giving Fundraiser

SewCalGal dreams up the most fun and most innovative events! Here's another one, starting this month . . . ya know we are in November now, right?

Doesn't seem possible, does it? (Grin)

This fundraiser is unique, and I'd like to encourage you to check out her post and see the wonderful prizes that are available for participants!

Lilypadquilting and three other (much more) awesome blogs are the champions for the fundraiser, and have each chosen a charity that they are promoting.

We've chosen our local humane society -- ya know we are partial to the pups and kitties, right? The Greenville Humane Society is a no-kill shelter that serves the entire upper portion of our state, and we know first-hand the good work that they do!

Don't get me wrong -- I am certain that there are many other shelters that are super, and do amazing jobs of finding forever homes for special animals, but this is the one that I have very personal knowledge of -- and I like to be sure of what I'm promoting!

Greenville Humane Society helps animals and their humans on many levels:

The 2013 Mut Strut had over 1600 humans and 1200 dogs participating!

They operate a vaccination clinic with convenient hours.

They match animals with loving foster parents until adoptions open up.

The Greenville Humane Society works hard to place pets with just the right families.They had an awesome increase in adoptions this past May, for example.

The clean, bright adoption center provides areas where potential owners can "meet and greet" cats and dogs that are ready for adoption.

I know about the Greenville group because they took in "Little Bit" who you may have seen here on the blog. We couldn't keep yet another kitty, and they found a home for her the very next day after we placed her in their loving care!

Lilypadquilting hosts the Pets on Quilts virtual show each year, and we encourage our peeps to make beds and blankies for local pet shelters. We hope that this effort at SewCalGal's will be a winner for the charities represented -- and we hope you will include the Greenville Humane Society in your participation. 

This will be a virtual charity fundraiser, where 100% of the funds raised go to these non-profits to assist them in their efforts. Quilters can contribute, or they can make and sell items, and donate some of the funds to the charity of their choice. 

Be sure to check out all the details and learn how to participate! There will be items for auction, and you can purchase raffle tickets, too. The $1 donation for each raffle ticket can be put into the "bucket" for the charity of your choice!

We're proud to be participating, and hope that you will stop in at SewCalGal's place  today, and check out the festivities.  (Whispering) The prizes are AWESOME!!!!



  1. That looks like a wonderful place for all furry friends and a great place to find a buddy to adopt. So glad we're all in this together.

  2. I'm truly delighted and honored to have you participating in the Quilter's Bee Giving Charity Fundraiser this month. And, you have a wonderful blog. Be proud. You are also a great advocate for animals anyplace, so also appropriate for you to champion awareness and raising money for the Greenville Humane Society. They sound like a wonderful society.

    I'd love to join the fun of their Mut Strut. Sounds like a fun event.


  3. Snoodles....I had no idea you were THAT close to me! Oh how I love all that folks do for animals, especially the ones that have managed to have a bit of success In the lime light enough to get enough folks to really make an impact! I'd love to know which quilting guild you support! I'm in Anderson now and not real pleased with mine. Greenville Humane Society has really put it together with innovative ideas for fundraisers. They know success takes team work, volunteer recognition, planning...planning...and a strong, positive presence in the community. Sharon Gibbs has helped implement some amazing and innovative changes. Of course, they are a selective intake shelter AT THIS TIME...but all of us "you and I's" out there hope that one day unwanted animals can be so few and far between that ANY breed will be allowed in their facility.
    Oh, by the way, you may also enjoy knowing of a community group called "Speak For Animals"...this is one of my favorite groups in GVL. They go out into Judson Mills on the weekends EDUCATING the children ( and adults) about proper animal care. They have a central station set up where folks can bring their pet for nail trimming and a trim training session, they can pick up food, vouchers for S/N (volunteers will even transport...this has actually been a blessing not in disguise as volunteers offer to keep the pet a few days for full recovery-many are outside only or even chained up--but when owners don't want to do that, we loan them a crate so they can bring them in and this has resulted in MANY dogs becommimg inside pets!
    Anyway, being a volunteer with this group is like being a family member. They are small, not an intake group, but the education they supply is some of the best ive ever seen...the books they use entertain the children and rally hit home with them. "The Gryphon Press" is the publisher of the series of kid books and AMAZINGLY pulled off a book about the importance of S/N written in very age appropriate language for a 4 year old! They get my vote for most valuable publisher EVER. The whole animal series is fabulous.
    For nominating GHS!
    I'm heading over to check things out now!

    1. In case you don't know, Judson is one of the most poverty stricken ares of GVL county. Just driving through the streets can attest to that. Houses with tarps, even blankets and clothing, covering broken windows, general hoUsing conditions that "should" by all accounts be condemned but luckily are not lest all the community be homeless. Occasionally and not so rarely you approach a house to help only to find they have no power. Upon talking to them about their pet you find they haven't had medication so they can feed their animal (in full disclosure, you also get a lot of punks that have NO DESIRE to do better by their animal (s))...this is truly a community that hadn't got a pot to potty in or a window to toss it out of.


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