We made a visit to Kyle Clark’s Advanced Drawing Class at Booker T. Washington School for the Visual and Performing Arts as we do on a regular basis, and as usual were completely amazed. The creative energy of these wonderful young artists makes every minute there an real treat. The artwork they are doing for this year’s Concert for Kindness Silent Auction is nearing completion and so beautiful.
Drumroll, please. The Artists for Animals board met last week and voted on which of the many deserving groups that applied will be receiving Grants from AFA for 2017.
We loved reading about all of the wonderful projects and initiatives that are “in the pipeline” for Dallas area rescue organizations. We’re proud to be able to help. The following groups have been notified that their “checks are in the mail”!
Basset Rescue Across Texas
Denison Animal Welfare Group (DAWG)
EPIC Animal Rescue
Recycled Pomeranians and Schipperkes
Road Trip 4 Paws
The Street Dog Project
Thanks to our kind AFA family of supporters — without your sponsorships and donations, none of this would be possible. We ARE making a difference.
But you can always help save a life by making a donation! With your help we raised over $7700 dollars. The 2017 Tiny Dog Calendar is available here and a portion of each sale benefits homeless dogs in the Dallas area. So grab your holiday shopping list and fill a few stockings early.
And don’t be surprised to see some of these dogs pop up in an art display in some public space around Dallas — they are ready to show off and tell their rescue stories! Helping encourage people to adopt and not over look the beautiful animals waiting for homes is a big job, so help them by sharing the times and dates as the exhibitions are scheduled? Thank you!
The numbers are flowing in and THANKS TO YOU our 2016 Artists for Animals event raised $50K for the adoptable dogs and cats at Operation Kindness last week. Here’s a great clip!
Topping the list of wonderful team members is Emcee and Channel 8 Meteorologist Colleen Coyle, Publicist extraordinaire, Kate Watson, the branding wizards at RBMM, the creative geniuses at The Richards Group and all of our wonderful sponsors: the Dallas Symphony, Sewell Subaru, Deli News, Veterinary Medicine Specialists of Dallas/Fort Worth, the Brain Performance Center, Hollywood Feed, Dickey’s BBQ of Little Elm, Regent Services, the Cat Connection, Good Life Wealth Management, Char Sutherlin Real Estate, Pet Paradise Resort, BevPro LLC, Nat and Nicole Mucha, Teresa Berg Photography and the many private individuals and other businesses who bought tickets and made donations to support the cause.
AFA Volunteers Wendy Buchbinder, Cathy Beasley, Jessiree Kubica, Kathy Ross and all of our Board Members worked long and hard with the volunteer crew from Operation Kindness to produce a truly memorable evening. We are so grateful!
We hope you’ve been following all the activities on our facebook page — the big day is just around the corner and we couldn’t be more pleased at how everything is coming together. We’ve added lots more wonderful artwork from the amazing artists at Booker T. Washington School for the Arts. All donated for our silent auction to help the homeless animals at Operation Kindness! We’ve also added some premium table seating – but we only have a limited number of tickets for sale, so purchase yours today at the Operation Kindness website.
Booker T Washington students create amazing portraits for the Artists for Animals event