14 Friday Aug 2015
I’ve been inspired by my friend, Terry Frias, who recently began designing beautiful necklaces to raise money for charities helping dogs. I LOVE that idea and I’ve had it on my mind ever since! A couple days ago I began making bracelets for Halloween (or every day wear, depending on how much you love skulls!) with the charity, Wings of Rescue, in mind. My goal is to make beautiful accessories and at the same time allow me to contribute to a charitable cause I care about.
I became aware of Wings of Rescue around Christmas-time last year and was inspired by their mission: “Wings of Rescue is run by pilots, so we know how to organize and coordinate each mission. We understand the factors and details that go into planning a safe, successful flight and use our network of ground volunteers to make loading and delivery as easy as possible for the pilot. Wings of Rescue has already saved over 12,000 dogs and cats and is going to rescue 7,000 more by the end of 2015.”
So far 13,598 dogs and cats have been taken out of kill shelters, packed up safely in private planes and journeyed to their new forever homes and rescue organizations up and down the west coast in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and even Canada. This is an all-volunteer rescue organization, including the pilots, that depends on donations to continue rescuing dogs and cats of all ages who would otherwise be put down simply because Los Angeles area shelters have run out of room.
With this important mission in mind, I started making bracelets to sell so that even more money could be donated to Wings of Rescue. These one-of-a-kind bracelets will be available for sale on my Facebook Page.
For each bracelet sold 100% of the profits will be donated to Wings of Rescue. My hope is to inspire and motivate you to take action for whatever cause you find important to you. I’m delighted to be able to help sweet cats and dogs find new homes and I’m honored to be able to contribute to the efforts of an organization that is doing so much for the littlest among us.
If you’re interested in buying a bracelet find me on Facebook and drop me a note letting me know which one you’re interested in. This range of bracelets is one of a kind and once they’re sold out, that’s it for each particular one. If I can build up some momentum I’ll continue making bracelets throughout the year so please share, share, share! Prices vary depending on materials but will range from $15 -$28, not including postage. The materials used in this range are vintage baby pink freshwater pearls, jasper, glass, metal beads, trade beads, mother of pearl, howlite, and lampwork beads.
Thank you so much for stopping by and I’d love to hear from you if you’d like to buy a bracelet and support the Wings of Rescue mission! Learn more about them on their web page or their Facebook page.