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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Etsy Angels Charity For March Is Bellwether Harbor Animal Shelter


For the month of March, the Etsy Angels will be helping raise money for Bellwether Harbor Animal Shelter located in Newaygo county, Michigan.
Having lived in Newaygo for 23 years and seeing first hand the desperate need for more animal shelters, this is a charity that is near and dear to my heart.
Before we moved from Michigan to Wyoming I had a chance to visit Bellwether Harbor, meet a few of the wonderful staff members that work there and see a little of the facility. It is truly an wonderful place for fur babies waiting for a forever home. The second photo shows an amazing training room!

Bellwether Foundation, founded in 1993 was designed for the purpose of funding Newaygo County’s (MI) veterinarians efforts to care for homeless animals. The number of them needing care grew beyond the veterinarians capacity to house them at their facilities. It became apparent a separate building was needed.

Property was purchased and plans were drawn up to construct a new and different kind of animal shelter, one that helps us promote the human animal bond. The ground breaking ceremony for Bellwether Harbor Animal Shelter was held in the fall of 2000, and in March of 2002, the construction was complete.

The daily operations of the animal shelter are partially funded by the foundation. The balance of funding relies on the generosity of individual donors, grants from other foundations, and fund raising activities.

Bellwether Foundation, a 501c3 private operating foundation, is located in the same building as the shelter and can be contacted by using the same address and phone number.

Our Mission Statement :

“Helping animals and people make a connection through education, training and adoption.”

(This photo shows the outside play area.)

Through the month of March members of the Etsy Angels team will be donating a percentage of their sales to Bellwether Harbor. Our Etsy jewelry shop, Jewelry Designs By CBL&CO., our Artfire Jewelry shop and our website, will be donating 25% from the sale of all jewelry purchased in the month of March.

Please stop by and visit our charity thread and the Etsy Angel shops during the month of March and help support a wonderful cause.

Etsy Angels Participating Shops:

CBLandCompany: Handmade Artisan Jewelry! 25% of March Sales from my Etsy shop, ArtFire shop and personal website!
Etsy Shop : http://www.CBLandCOMPANY.etsy.com
Artfire Shop: http://www.cbl-and-company.artfire.com
Website: http://www.cbl-co.com

Silkcreeksoap: Heavenly Soaps!! 10% of shop sales, plus you will be entered into a drawing for a small gift set!

SilkCreekGallery: Fabulous Jewelry designs, wrought iron hooks, and soap boxes! 10% of shop sales!!

MamaJody54: Crocheted Treasures!! 20% of March sales from both my Etsy and ArtFire shops!!
Etsy Shop: http://www.mamajody54.etsy.com
ArtFire Shop: http://www.artfire.com/users/mamajody54

BeadedTail: Jewelry for Animal Lovers! 25% of shop sales!

Wildlifer78: Handmade Jewelry from the Bayou! 20% of March sales from both my Etsy shop and ArtFire shop!
Etsy Shop http://www.wildlifer78.etsy.com
ArtFire Shop http://www.artfire.com/users/chloeboutique

Violets And Grace: Unique Vintage Finds From The Past! 5% of March Sales

Tigerlily Studio: woodburned spoons, theme pillowcases and more- 15% of March Sales

Paper Lantern Patterns: Rescued Vintage Patterns
20% of March Sales

SewingGranny: Mona's Wonderful Collections of Handcrafted Gifts and Quilts
15% of March sales.

Ozarknana: Safe, soft toys for your little ones!
10% of March sales.
50% of Every Belle and Harbor Etsy Angel Mascot
Purchase both Belle AND Harbor = Free Shipping

craftsbychris: polymer clay art beads and tutorials
10% of March sales.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/craftsbychrismaranda: beautiful cards! 20% of the sale of my flower pot cards will be donated:

MountainEagleCrafter: Your Online Source for Beautiful Handknits
10% of March sales

ArrivingAngels: One of a kind gifts for Angels of all sizes!
10% of March sales (except quilts)

Here photo's of the adoption kennels and inside runs.


BeadedTail said...

What a wonderful facility, thank you for sharing photos of their shelter! I love that we're helping such a worthy animal charity this month and hope we raise lots of money for them!

MamaJody said...

What a great facility!! Fur Babies need homes, too!!!

Anonymous said...

It is beautiful!! Hope we can raise alot this month! :0)

Silk Creek

Sewinggranny Mona said...

Wow, nice looking facility. Hope we do well for them.