EFA: Etsy For Animals Etsy For Animals: EFA July Project - for Dogs for the Deaf

Etsy for Animals (EFA) aka Artists Helping Animals,

is a team of independent artists, craftspeople,

vintage sellers and craft suppliers on Etsy.com

who are dedicated to providing charitable relief to animals

by donating a portion of the profits from their shops

to an animal charity of their choosing,

and/or to EFA's featured Charity of the Month.

Monday, June 30, 2008

EFA July Project - for Dogs for the Deaf

THis month's charity is Dogs for the Deaf chosen by Dogonwear.

Dogonwear says :

"The doggies need blankets!!!!

We recieved a special request from a special place. Dogs for the Deaf have requested dog blankets and help in general. There is an overflow of strays right now, and these guys place them free of charge with recipients nationwide and in Canada. Your contribution to this project could make a HUGE impact in our helping them rescue unwanted dogs and train them to help others. With your generosity,you are doing so much more than just helping a stray, you are making an investment in developing an extraordinary life-long human-animal partnership and team.

So here's the deal: To whom ever wants to get involved… You can make this blanket from old clothes you were going to donate, or destash your fabric (come on, you know you need to), you may knit, crotchet, use fabric paint (non-toxic), fabric markers, quilt it, whatever your talent may be. It can be any size, as they help all sizes, you may send how ever many blankets you want. I would really like to make an impact… please don't be shy, jump right in with a big OL' "Can do" Please be sure to give it your autograph and include your shop name and addy somewhere on the blanket, and promote the Etsy for Animals team, as these doggies might get to take these blankies home with them.Doggie sweaters are also needed, sizes small-medium.

Those who don't want to do Blankets can do Toys:

Doggie toys are also on the list and are used for the enrichment, enhancement, and motivation of the dogs in training, including but not limited to; dog toys and treats, agility equipment, and outdoor play equipment. Same deal, include your name, shop name, and etsy addy.

Those who simply want to donate something to the Dogs for the Deaf Store to help them to raise funds can do that as well. Again, make sure you include your shop name, your name, and your shop addy… send business cards as well with the items you are sending in.

The lady whom we are working with is Pam Slater: you may see her postings from time to time on my blog or on Etsy (I'm gonna get her hooked) She is the Development Director, so please address all items like this :

Attn: Pam Slater
Dogs for the Deaf
10175 Wheeler Road
Central Point, OR 97502

Etsy For Animals
Your Name/Shop name
Your return address

Please keep us all informed about what you are doing, or mailing, please take pictures and let us know so we can pat you on the back and put you on a list of special people.

I thank you all so much for your help in advance, I know you all will reach out judging by how our last round robin project went. Fantastico!!!!!! Who knows what's happening for August?????????"


  1. Great charity! The blanket project is a good idea too!

    What about clean, gently used blankets? Would those be okay too?

  2. Hi. I posted to the Yahoo! list, but I'll ask here, too:

    What is the deadline? I did not see that mentioned either place.

    Jen M.

  3. Jen -
    I don't think there is a deadline - this is an ongoing need.

    Judy -
    I'm not sure about this particular project, but I have used clean blankets to make these:
    They are really easy (even for people who dislike sewing :)!, and are always needed!

  4. Great. Thanks so much!

    Good instructions. I've printed them out!

    ~Jen M.


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