Get ready for a really lengthy post!
I was planning to re-open my Etsy shop this month and donate a portion of sales to Best Friends Animal Society because April is Forrest's birth month! Forrest is a cat that has really stolen a piece of my heart [Humble is okay with sharing]. :o) Forrest is in Best Friends' Guardian Angel program, which is for animals who have special needs. He celebrated his first birthday on April 3rd! :o) You can see a melt-your-heart-cute slide show/video of Forrest's birthday party by clicking here!
Since the re-opening of my Etsy shop is still on hold, I'm doing another Donation-Giveaway -- actually two! While I can't donate as large of a sum as in the last Donation-Giveaway, I still wanted to do something for Best Friends...as well as for WSPA Canada! Both do amazing work to help animals. Please check out their websites to read more about the important work they do!
I'm amazed by what World Society for the Protection of Animals has been doing for Japan earthquake relief! Many [not all, but many] of the evacuation centres in Japan do not allow pets, so WSPA has committed to support the setting up of 30 temporary animal shelters near human evacuation centres so people can be close to and help care for their pets. In their words, their efforts are being made "via the Animal Disaster Response Team (ADRT), a coalition of four local animal groups, including WSPA’s local member society, Japan Animal Welfare Society (JAWS)." You can read detailed updates by visiting their blog! I'll be making the WSPA donation through WSPA Canada [this one will be in CAD funds].
Phew! On to the Donation-Giveaways! Here's how these Donation-Giveaways will work:
To enter for the Best Friends giveaway, leave a comment on this post mentioning Best Friends. Leave your first name and e.mail address [if you're worried about spam, you can leave your e.mail in the format of name AT yahoo DOT com]. If you'd prefer, you can leave your blog URL instead of e.mail if you have your contact info clearly displayed on your blog.
To enter for the WSPA Canada giveaway, leave a comment on this post mentioning WSPA. That means you can leave two comments if you'd like to enter both giveaways. If you're going to enter both giveaways, you only have to leave your e.mail address [or blog URL] in the first comment.
For each comment mentioning Best Friends, I'll donate $1.00 USD, up to a maximum of $50.00 USD. For each comment mentioning WSPA, I'll donate $1.00 CAD, up to a maximum of $50.00 CAD. You'll have until Tuesday, May 31st, 2011 to leave your comment(s). I'll draw one winner for the Best Friends giveaway and a different winner for the WSPA Canada giveaway!
The prize for the Best Friends giveaway is:
[1 yard of each colour for a total of 3 yards]
The prize for the WSPA Canada giveaway is:
[1 yard of each type for a total of 3 yards]
If you happen to win one of the giveaways, I'd love to see what you make with these stamps or rub-ons or ribbons/trims! :o) The lovely winner of my first Donation-Giveaway, Gaby, made this super-sweet-super-cute card using a sentiment from the set she won! She's not only a talented card maker, but she also happens to be a genuinely kind-hearted person. :o) Please check out her awesome blog and beautiful cards -- and leave her some comment love!
I know this is quite a lengthy post, but there was a lot of info that I wanted to get across! If you've read it all, thanks for reading to the last line!