EFA: Etsy For Animals Etsy For Animals: February 2008

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.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Links for Charity Clicking

Michele (mvegan5) has collected some links to help EFA-ers raise funds for charity. Some you may know others may be less familiar. Check them out - it may be just a click to you - it could be a lifeline for an animal in need. If you are in the US you will find the news about the wolves of particular importance.

Experience Project: Play to Save Dogs
Provide food to abandoned (and often abused) dogs and cats just by playing the trivia game.

Help the Wolves in Yellowstone!!!
The Bush/Cheney administration has just eliminated federal protections for wolves in Greater Yellowstone and the Northern Rockies, opening the door to the slaughter of hundreds of America's most beloved wolves. Click HERE!!

Click to Donate Here:
Please click here as often as you can to help animals, the rainforest, the hungry, literacy.

Check the Etsy for Animals forums every now and then to meet other efaers and to promote your shop, animal charities. The Search is HERE .

Thursday, February 21, 2008

AWBAR needs you!

Mishkat published the following appeal on the EFA Yahoo group. Can any sellers help? One small item from your store? Please read on :

"AWBAR is Abandoned Wild Babies Animal Rescue in Lockport, Illinois. We rehabilitate raccoons, squirrels, opossums, rabbits, ducks, small birds, and other small animals. Since we rely solely on private donations, we would be grateful for any donations from Etsy artists to help raise money to help offset the expenses of raising and releasing wildlife in 2008 – including food, shelter, and vet bills. 100% of the proceeds from your item donation will be used to fund our wildlife rescue.

If you'd like to donate an item to be sold in the AWBAR shop on Etsy, please contact me through the AWBAR shop or by e-mail at abandonedwildbabiesrescue [!at] hotmail.com. I will need photos and a description for each donated item, including title, suggested price, tags, materials, sizes and dimensions, and estimated shipping. I will credit your shop in both the item description and in the AWBAR shop announcement.
For more information, please convo me! To learn more about AWBAR, read our shop profile or visit our website .
Thank you so much!

Amanda and Ringer!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A simple way to help animals

This was posted on the EFA Yahoo group recently by Heather, and I thought it would be helpful to post it here. You can register to receive a reminder to click every day and help a variety of causes including, for EFA-ers, animals at The Animal Rescue Site. I have been doing this for upwards of two years now and do not receive any junk mail or spam as a result - not one single thing. Be reassured you help, you don't get bothered.

There are also advertisers whose stuff you might actually want to read about or see - more focussed and helpful not the irrelevant splatter gun approach. Michele also pointed me towards another helpful link Here. These things take a minute to do, and make more than a minutes difference.

Heather's quote :-

"Hi, all you animal lovers. The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily to meet their quota of getting free food donated every day to abused and neglected animals. It takes less than a minute (How about 20 seconds) to go to their site and click on the purple box 'fund food for animals' for free. This doesn't cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected animals in exchange for advertising.
Here's the web site! Pass it along to people you know.



Monday, February 18, 2008

EFA Seller interviewed

Nancy from Nanjodogs has uploaded another interview with an Etsy seller on her blog. This one is with thisisit and allows us to peep inside the world of another EFA member, hear about their feelings towards animals, their creative inspiration and their support of EFA and animal charities.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Make Mine A Double!

Take a double look at these special items donated to the Etsyforanimals shop.
These are double features from some fabulous artists.

This handmade, beaded necklace is made with rhodonite puffed pillow beads, rhodonite and labradorite chips, 6mm round and 4mm square hematite , peacock pearls, silver plate ovals, black chips, 8mm fossil jasper rounds and glass seeds and bugles.

Measures 16 inches and is finished with a pewter toggle clasp. The pendant is made of hematite. All the gemstones are genuine.

This handmade necklace measures 17 inches in length. Made with genuine gemstones; fluorite chips, labradorite chips, white freshwater pearls, silver plate ovals, various shapes and sizes of purple ab beads, 6mm purple glass rounds, and glass seeds and bugles. The pendant was made from a fluorite rectangle bead, purple glass rondell and white freshwater pearls.

Next are these exciting new items from one2beeluved.

This is for a pair of denium and chenille braided dog pull toys for a puppy or smaller dog. One blue and one white chenille. Can be safely washed w/ your jeans. These come prewashed fabric. Pieces are sewn with thread and then they are tied with chenille scraps after being braided together.

All new materials are used for this freeform cut stuffed dog bone toy. The fabric is screen printed by Waverly "Gunston Hall" and is bonded and are treated with scotch guard. This toy is for a smaller dog. The size is approximately 6 inches long and in the middle is 2 inches for the smaller doggie mouth, and at the end portion is 3 1/2 inches wide.

And finally these adorable creations from preciouslinks:

Made with polymer clay,swarovski crystals and mother of pearl round discs. sterling silver clasp. This is a 12 inch necklace for a child. Please remember this is not a toy and supervision should be used.

This watch is used to attach to backpacks, purses, or jeans. This is made with dalmatian polymer beads with red glass beads. It measures 6 1/2 inches from top to bottom of watch.

Thank You all for your generous donations!
Happy Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

EFA Seller tag information

For those who help EFA, Michele has some helpful information about a new tag for your items.

Michele says :-

"Wanted to let you know of a new reccomended tag for your item listings. For items that give 100% to animal charity, it will be great to tag with "donation" and you can always tag any of your items with "efa" and "animals" and "charity" if they pertain. Its great to spread the word about efa in your shop, you can add to your intro and/or profile: "Etsy for Animals (efa): etsyforanimals.com and if you have want: "Etsy for Animals Shop: 100% to the Animals: etsyforanimals.etsy.com". Everyone's shop info, etsy mini, and charities should be up on our website now, so by promoting efa you are promoting yourself and your favorite animal charities too."

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Valentine Piggy

This post has been moved to: http://efaartistshelpinganimals.org/index.php/monthly-challenge/55-february-2008/110--artbysusmitha-valentine-piggy

100% Proceeds Go to Redwings!

Good morning everyone! My name is Jen and my husband and I are photographers. I'm new to Etsy for Animals and definitely wanted to contribute to February's charity.

So, 100% of the proceeds from the sale of Gentle Horse, seen below, will go to Redwings Horse Sanctuary (after fees/shipping). You'll find the item listed in my store. It's a 5x7 photograph matted in an white 8x10 mat, suitable for framing.

All other items in the store benefit 3 Bunnies Rabbit Rescue, with 20% of each sale going to help rescued rabbits find new homes.

Thank you for welcoming me to your community and I look forward to working with all of you to help animals!

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