EFA Treasury made by http://stylinstuff.etsy.com on the Front Page of Etsy!
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
EFA is sponsoring a Tombola (raffle) Fundraiser for Animals with To Happy Vegans http://tohappyvegans.com The event will be on the 6th of February in Bath, England. EFA will be donating at least 30 prizes for the raffle, and we get to choose which charity will receive the funds raised! Please leave a comment on this blog entry by Jan. 10 with your charity suggestion and letting me know if you can donate an animal product free item(s).
I will send the address to those who can donate. Let's make this event a success for EFA, To Happy Vegans, and the animals!!!
From Mitsu To Happy Vegans: "The event is organised by VIVA! an organisation that campaigns for a vegan/vegetarian world. They are supported by celebs such as Paul Mccartney, Heather Mills and Chrissie Hyndes. This is their website.
Everything at the event must be vegan and it is a not-for-profit educational initiative organised by Viva! which is held every year. More information on the Roadshow is here.
Sasha and I started the website this year after both turning vegan at the same time. We wanted to share everything we have learned and make it easier for other people who are conisdering becoming vegan make the change. We have recipes, fashion, blogs, nutrition and all sorts of other information on the website. In addition to this we also make vegan cakes and are hoping to branch out further with this, everything we make is vegan and we use organic and fair trade ingredients.
In addition to our cakes, when we have stalls at vegan fayres and festivals such as the VIVA! one we also have a tombola (a raffle) [100% goes to a specific charity]. All the prizes are generously donated by vegan companies or other companies we feel share our ethics. The current procedure is quite lengthy and involves contacting every company individually as we come across them, so a sponsored tombola seems to make sense and will help save our time so we can concentrate on the million and one other things we have ideas for! This year we have managed to raise money for Marine Connection, VegFam, and HIPPO Charity.
This is our tombola from the last fayre we did.
We are both in full time employment and maintain our non profit website and prepare for all the vegan festivals in our spare time."
Please donate an item(s) to help and suggest an animal charity to benefit by leaving a comment below. Thanks, Michele
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Well, despite being a lifelong animal lover, I only found out about this local sanctuary last May, but have visited virtually every Sunday ever since (my mum and I became members after a couple of weeks!). The founder, Stacey, has given up her home and dedicated her life to care of abandoned and neglected animals, and the brilliant team of volunteers help with allsorts, including giving the resident animals much needed love and attention.
Looking for Etsy items that support the Charity of the Month? Click here to search.
Monday, December 14, 2009
By Rebecca of kneedeeporiginals - http://kneedeeporiginals.etsy.
In September, I spent some hours on designs for the upcoming Art Unleashed 2010 fundraiser for the Forsyth County Humane Society in North Carolina. This event connects artists with the organization and the local community as a way to raise money to support the Humane Society, its programs, and the care of the animals who reside there while they wait for a new home. I first got involved with Art Unleashed during their 2007/2008 event when I entered a last-minute design which was selected. There were approximately 60 designs chosen out of about 280, and these 60 chosen pieces ultimately helped to raise, through an auction party, $58,000 for the Humane Society. Each accepted artist received a cat or dog fiberglass form to paint, decorate, or enhance in whatever way their design called for. It was simply amazing to see the beautiful work that came from the project and how each artist had such a different vision. Here is my dog, Dogwood, who now lives at the home of a wonderful husband and wife eye-doctor team who purchased him at the auction for $750 ...
To create the base, I thought about my own dogs (both rescued dogs) and how they are so faithful and loving, such wonderful companions in all seasons of life. So they inspired the words I wrote and painted around the base of the sculpture: "I will fetch the sticks you throw into blue-dream skies. I'll carry your cares, sing them to the moon, lay among dogwood petals, waiting patiently at your feet."
The 2009/2010 fundraiser will be a little different. Only 10 dog forms and 10 cat forms will be created, but artists are encouraged to submit designs for original art, such as a painting, collage, 3-D work, furniture, house wares, and whatever else they can think of. The deadline for submission was in mid-September, and I busied myself with other art and activities while I patiently waited to hear if either of my designs was chosen. Finally, during the first week of December, I got a phone call and yippee!! The selection committee picked my cat design, Scout in the Garden, and I am so excited! The design was based on my own cat, a rescued kitty who always keeps me company in the garden when I am working the dirt and weeding and planting flowers and veggies.
Here's the design I submitted and what I will follow once I pick up my form which should be ready in early January.
Once the holidays are over, I'll be busy with this project. Stay tuned to my blog athttp://kneedeepstudio.
I would encourage others to seek to begin this kind of fundraiser for their local animal charities… it’s so much fun and it involves many people in artistic and positive ways to raise awareness for animal advocacy. You'll be amazed at the number of people who will want to be involved, either as an artist or a sponsor!! Follow this link to learn more about Art Unleashed: http://www/forsythhumane.org/
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
By Elaine of http://bluebrooch.etsy.com , who lives in this beautiful spot.
Not many people have the luxury of living right in the middle of the African bush, but I have!
I have been lucky enough to spend the last 7 years living and working at game lodges in Africa together with my husband. We live in a pretty remote area in South Africa with the closest real civilization 40 minutes away by car. We get to experience life surrounded by creatures big and small every day, elephants in our garden at night, leopard cubs playing tag on the dirt roads and hyena nibbling at our front door! The only little “domestic” treasures that share our lives here are our four finches and Hunter, a golden cocker spaniel by birth but a small human by belief.
I also love all things beautiful and riveted with stories and I like to create unique jewelry as I am not too fond of wearing something that hundreds of others have. My “studio” is our patio where I can watch the bushbuck grazing and I am inspired by things that make the child in all of us come out to play. That could mean an African bangle one day, a dainty flower necklace the next. My jewelry pieces are reminiscent of the charmed life I have here in the bush and the dust around me. These are my charmed treasures, all things whimsical and fun, made of dust and dreams!
Monday, November 16, 2009
From Nicole of http://brizel4theanimals.etsy.
I am absolutely delighted that my BrightHaven nomination for the month of November was chosen by the Radomizer... and here we are... Team EFA (Etsy for animals) are raising money through our sales to benefit this wonderful organization !
When you have a moment, please visit their web site: http://www.brighthaven.org
There is a wonderful video introduction on their front page.
Their mission statement reads: "BrightHaven is dedicated to the rescue, care and enhancement of the lives of senior and disabled animals. We are also dedicated to a program of research and education, arising from the miraculous results we have seen, when the balance of natural feeding, holistic care and modern medicine are used in a loving family environment."
"BrightHaven is a Healing Arts Center for animals and our primary focus is to educate the public on the many natural alternatives to conventional health care or euthanasia."
"Our focus is, in particular that of hospice care and transition itself. Over the last fifteen years we have offered both sanctuary and hospice care to hundreds of animals, and wish now to use our experience to help others care for their senior or special needs animals."
"Currently BrightHaven is home to 34 cats, four dogs, four horses, a pig, two goats and a number of farmyard birds and the work load is intense! These animals and birds are our close family members and we journey through their care we are constantly learning more and more and find ourselves very well able to offer advice based upon our experiences."
"We are extremely hopeful that, through our program of education others will now come forward to open their hearts and homes as we have done and continue this extraordinary mission we have begun."
"We also envisage that, as the word is spread both by us and also the ever changing and growing veterinary community, that many will undertake the care at home of their senior or special needs pets."
Many members of EFA (Etsy for Animals) will give part of their profits to help this wonderful cause... here are some of the items that will benefit BrightHaven if sold during the month of November.
Out team leader Michele, Etsy store owner mvegan5, created this wonderful treasury to spread the word throughout Etsy !
If you'd like more information about November's Charity of the month -- please visit our Forum thread.
My Thanks to all my fellow EFA members !
Thursday, November 12, 2009
November 5 10:00am PDT – November 15, 2009
Posted with permission. Crossposting appreciated.
The 2009 Holiday Auction officially begins November 5 at 10:00am PDT.
We have Eclectus, Grey, Quaker, ‘Too, ‘Tiel and Macaw themed gifts.
We have gifts for birds, for humans, even cats and dogs. We have “safe” bird toys and toy making supplies.
We have books and bags, totes and toys, cards and candles, hand painted wine glasses and ornaments.
We're also offering a variety of gifts for you, your bird loving friends and family.
Here's a sneak peak
Holiday 2009 Auction Preview
But before the bidding begins, we would be remiss if we did not give a huge "Thank You" to all of our generous 2009 donors
AND all the list owners for allowing us to post this notice.
Click here to go direct to our eBay store:
Parrot Toy Angels eBay Store
Have fun...bid often! And remember…
100% of the proceeds from this auction go to the cause we hold dear:
Making a difference...one bird at a time!
We thank you for your support!
Monday, November 02, 2009
from our gingercatpress:
Winter is on it's way. It's time to snuggle up with a good book in front of a cozy fire and I have the puuurfect pussycat tale! That Stripy Cat!
Enter my raffle as many times as you like. Five dollars of every donation item will be donated to etsyforanimals.com's charity of the month in January 2010.
Posted by Haley on Monday, November 02, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
from Recycling Zychal:
EFA Member, Taryn Zychal of Recycling Zychal has spent the past 5 years of her life salvaging broken umbrellas from the trash and turning them into functional, stylish made-to-order dog raincoats. As she gets ready to launch the next phase of her highly anticipated broken umbrella line this November that will include new products for pets, home and baby, she’s also answering to the calls of animals in need. Recycling Zychal has developed FLORA FAUNA FUNCTION, a program designed to put broken umbrellas in her hands, keeping them out of the trash all while helping to raise money for non-profit animal helping organizations.
FLORA FAUNA FUNCTION works by having high traffic area businesses volunteer to put Broken Umbrella Recycling Bins, provided by Recycling Zychal, in their store. Patrons and new customers can then use the bin to donate and recycle their broken umbrella. When the bin is filled, Taryn will come and collect the umbrellas and Recycling Zychal will then donate $1 for each one donated to a group of rotating organizations, the first one being the Morris Animal Refuge in center city Philadelphia.
“It’s a triple win”, says Zychal, “You’re keeping the broken umbrellas out of the trash by recycling them, helping animals, and supporting a green business, all the while, it helps the business hosting the bin out by supporting a green movement and bringing in new customers.”
If you are interested in donating your broken umbrella to Recycling Zychal or setting up a Broken Umbrella Bin at your business, please contact Taryn directly here: email@example.com
Thursday, October 29, 2009
From EFA member http://doxiedoodles.etsy.com
"I created 2 dachshund holiday cards specifically for a dachshund rescue and donated both pieces -- they are selling them now and 100 percent goes to dachshund in need for all of their needs -- WOW does it help them out!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Checkout my Blog for Ben's agility training, my needle felted critters and all the etsy shops I love
Posted by Haley on Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
A plea from AnnRan: A Chance for Bliss (ACB) is an animal sanctuary in northern California, not far from my home. Committed to the care and welfare of special needs and elderly animals, particularly canine and equine, ACB is a wonderful place with caring staff and volunteers. Animals that find their way to ACB find a forever home full of unending love and support. Because they take in senior and special needs animals, ACB's veterinary bills and expenses for special feed and medicines are quite high, so any amount you can give will be greatly appreciated.
URGENT: A Chance for Bliss needs to raise $60K before the end of November '09 or they are in danger of losing the ranch. Any amount will help and you can donate via the link below. Click here to read a letter with more information. And click here to read a great article that appeared in the San Francisco Examiner.
A Chance for Bliss (ACB) is an animal sanctuary in northern California, not far from my home. Committed to the care and welfare of special needs and elderly animals, particularly canine and equine, ACB is a wonderful place with caring staff and volunteers. Animals that find their way to ACB find a forever home full of unending love and support. Because they take in senior and special needs animals, ACB's veterinary bills and expenses for special feed and medicines are quite high, so any amount you can give will be greatly appreciated.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
from their website....
Since the Station Fire first broke out, the Pasadena Humane Society has been on the front lines helping those affected by the fire. As of Tuesday, we had already taken in more than 360 frightened and confused animals from evacuated areas.
Responding to a disaster of this scale is an expensive and exhausting endeavor. The Pasadena Humane Society is dedicated to providing the highest level of care for the evacuated animals. Our commitment to feed, shelter and care for the animals affected by this fire is unlimited, but unfortunately—our financial resources are not.
You can help by making a financial contribution today. Please, be as generous as you can. If we raise more money than we need for this emergency, we will use those funds to care for the other animals at the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA. Thank you so much for caring for the animals!
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
September Charity of the Month; Dachshund Rescue of North America; http://drna.org was chosen by http://rendachs.etsy.com
Dachshund Rescue of North America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with one sole purpose — rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing needy dachshunds and mostly dachshund mixes. We are a network of experienced rescue people throughout the United States and Canada who were previously doing rescue independently and realized the benefits of joining together and combining resources. Last year we placed 1009 dogs.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
This is the 1st in a series by new EFA member, Dani, of http://eggcellentdesigns.etsy.com. She creates egg art, jewelry, and more, and is also a freelance writer; some of her work can be found on http://ehow.com. One of her favorite animal charities is The Center for Biological Diversity www.BiologicalDiversity.org .
Welcome friends. My name is Kit and I will be your guide to understanding the universe, your place in it and how to take care of the Humans we protect. But first, a bit about me.
I began this lifetime in hardship. Soon after my litter mates and I were born, we were cruelly separated from our parents. Left to wander, and in the midst of a tremendous storm, I stumbled upon my current familiar human and her mate.
Shaking with cold and soaked through to the bone, I didn't think I would make it. Taking refuge in a pile of wood, all I could think of was how alone I was and so I cried out to the universe for help. My smallest whimper was heard, and She who is my new mother appeared. She saw my green eyes peering fearfully from between the logs and immediately found me a blanket, some warm milk, and a place to sleep. The next day, as I was pondering the possibilities of my new life, a cry came to me from a distance. I answered, which drew the notice of She and He.
He ran to the road from the house while She joined me in calling out. (She speaks feline really well!) Yes - down the road came my brother... who ran to me joyously. We snuggled together under a tree and I told him about my journey. We decided to stay with these humans, as they appeared to have been sent by the universal catsciousness to aid us during this lifetime.
After much mediation (and a bit of wild catnip) we decided that sharing our wisdom with our friends was our katmic task and so, with the help of my brother Kat, and other furfriends, we shall endeavor to help strengthen the relationship between the animal and human worlds.
To that end, we encourage your questions, comments and stories. In addition, to better assist in peaceful understanding, we will occasionally provide descriptions of characteristics that your human can use to help understand our world better. These descriptions are based upon information received from the universe and are based on planetary changes that may have occurred at the time of your birth.
We hope that this information can help you to better understand your human companions and we look forward to learning more about our new ETSY friends.
Posted by Haley on Thursday, August 27, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Paws4Ever’s Howl-O-Ween Celebration commemorates Pit Bull Awareness Day. All proceeds from this event go directly to their Pit Bull spay/neuter program. Your company name and URL will be listed with the item to reach potential new customers, as well as on their Facebook event page. Paws4Ever is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, so your donation is deductible. http://paws4ever.org
Mail any item donations with shop name/ address to;
Paws4Ever Re: Howl-O-Ween Attn: Amanda 6311 Nicks Road Mebane, NC 27302
Friday, August 07, 2009
FieldHaven Feline Rescue is a wonderful haven for cats and cat lovers. I've known the director, Joy Smith since FieldHaven's beginning. In fact, I designed their logo. The staff and volunteers are such caring people and they do everything in their power to rescue and find forever homes for our feline friends. I always have a number of cat art items listed in my Etsy shop to benefit FieldHaven (just search for "fhfr"). Being able to use my critter art to help animals is a great feeling. I love animals and I love creating art, so putting the two together to raise money just makes sense! A big thanks from me and everyone at FieldHaven to all our terrific EFA members for their support in August.
Nature Illustrations & Pet Portraits
Search for Charity of the Month items on Etsy here.
Monday, July 06, 2009
Save the Rhino International
Chosen by Becky of http://beckybutton.com
Save the Rhino International works to conserve viable populations of critically endangered rhinos in Africa and Asia. We recognise that the future of wildlife is inextricably linked to the communities that share its habitat. By funding field projects and through education, our goal is to deliver material, long-lasting and widespread benefits to rhinos and other endangered species, ecosystems and to the people living in these areas.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
"Peace to All Creatures" is a new 'zine edited and designed by Pippi Howard of Uber Duper Creations and Jessi Van Pelt of Ginger Card Company. I have worked with Jessi and Pippi on some on-line projects to raise money for animals in need, and I knew that they were both committed to helping animals, but I really did not know what to expect when a friend asked me to review it. My first answer was "I'm not a vegan!" Pippi assured me that the 'zine was for everyone, and she was right.
There are three sections within the 'zine: Animals, Veg Diet & Heath, and Social & Green Issues, and each has several stories. Pippi and Jessi have both contributed articles, as have six other authors, and there is something in here to interest just about everybody. Some of the pieces are funny, some are educational, and some are both entertaining and informative. You may not agree with every article, but one of the things I liked most about the 'zine is that the opinions expressed are clearly individual, and there's no attempt to preach.
A few of my other favorite things about the 'zine were:
- The gorgeous cover art on the front (a painting by Hannah Braden) and back (a sculpture by Green Art Studios).
- Jessi Van Pelt's writing style. She actually made an article about reducing waste fun to read!
- Pippi Howard and Carla Guinta's anecdotes and advice about being vegan in an omnivorous world.
- Erica Freeman's charming article about caring for pet snails.
- Nicole Simone's helpful essay on how you can help animal rescue organizations from home.
- The fact that 10% of the profits from the magazine go to animal charity.
The magazine is printed on recycled paper and bound with a hemp cord, and is also available as a download. I highly recommend it.Note: you can find "Peace to All Creatures" on Etsy at both GingerCardCo and UberDuberCreations.