So to my regular readers, I’m sorry it’s been almost a week since my last posting. That’s because I’ve been busy. Really busy.
On Sunday, the culmination of 2 years of thoughts/ideas and 7 months of planning came to fruition in the form of Greyt Fashions, a fundraiser for greyhound adoption to support Greyhounds as Pets. This is the charity that matched Izzy and me back in 2014. I aim to support dog adoption each year through fundraising, but this year has certainly topped all my previous efforts with $4994 raised in a single event.
The idea behind the show was simple: highlight that greyhounds need clothes and let our volunteer owners show off their hounds in the clothing they had chosen for them.
Alongside the show, we had a silent auction and prize raffle of donated goods and services. I was humbled by the number of sponsors which came on board at the first request.
It was an awesome day, and one that passed quite quickly for me. Thankfully, the folks at Parker Photography also donated their services and were able to document the day for us. More photos are expected on my Facebook page later this week as the photographers process and edit their photos.
I feel it is very important that local businesses give back to their communities in a tangible way. I am in a lucky position to be able to devote some of my time in support of worthy causes and I would rather spend my time on these efforts than traditional ‘marketing.’
Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand