EFA: Etsy For Animals Etsy For Animals: August 2009

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, August 31, 2009

Donate Items to Help Wildlife Program

Sent by new EFA member; http://porcupinesnuggles.etsy.com;

The Wildlife Learning Foundation has partnered with the Los Angeles Unified School District for ten years, providing fun and educational life science lessons in their Ready, Set, Go! (before school) and Youth Development Program (YDP, after school) programs. We teach lessons crafted to meet the California State Science Standards utilizing our collection of rescued and zoo-born wildlife as silent instructors and living visual aids. Due to recent budget cuts, there is no longer funding for our outreach. However, we believe that our lessons are valuable to the students, inspiring interest in science and giving positive experiences with animals and nature.

On September 26th, we are hosting a benefit to raise money to continue our outreach programs at no cost to the schools. We will have animal encounters, tours, food, drinks, silent auction and raffle tables. Any and all are welcome to attend! For any questions, contact Christine http://PorcupineSnuggles.etsy.com or via email: porcupinesnuggles@yahoo.com For more information on the Wildlife Learning Foundation, visit http://wildlifelearningfoundation.org

Donations for the silent auction/raffle can be sent to:

Wildlife Learning Center

Attn: Christine Behringer

15981 Yarnell St., Suite 251

Sylmar, CA 91342

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Article by Dani

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.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Paws 4 Ever – Howl-O-Ween Raffle Items Request

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

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.

Ann Ranlett
Nature Illustrations & Pet Portraits

Search for Charity of the Month items on Etsy here.

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