25 beautiful dogs were photographed for this year’s contest, but only 13 earn a space in the calendar, so as voting continues during the month of August we are inching towards our goal of $20,000 for Artists for Animals community grants for 2019. 100% of your voting dollars go to the fund and animal rescue groups from the north Texas area apply for grants with a simple one page form.
Our mission is simple. To help raise funds for a variety of hard-working nonprofit groups in our area. Volunteers who give up their free time and energy pulling dogs off the streets, healing sick and wounded pets, vetting and re-homing and offering spay and neuter services to break the cycle of homelessness. Many of these groups are small and dedicated, but lack the time and funds to hold their own fundraising events –and they need our support.
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”!
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!
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