Last night I was so excited to find out that my good pal Teeny is up for Pepsi Refresh Grant funding. Teeny's Friends is in the $5,000 category. I guess that's what happens when my mom neglects our blog roll!
I have been a friend of Teeny on Twitter for some time and mom and I are really impressed with the work they do getting toy donations for shelter animals.
This is such a great story of people making a difference. Teeny's Friends started their work in the Austin area. They hold toy drives at businesses for donated toys and they also offer a buy one/donate one program on line.
The $5,000 will enable them to get a professional website, computer equipment with business software and professional signage to do a better job to get the word out.
Mom and I think the beauty of Teeny's Friends is that is does three things. First there is lots of research out there that socialized dogs are more likely to be adopted. The toys help the dogs maintain that socialization through play longer until they can find forever homes. But it also means that it makes people think about the poor dogs in the shelters without the love of a family so maybe they will go adopt one. This is a great community project. They also give the toys they get to animal sanctuaries that have dogs with disabilities or deformities or those that will never be able to be adopted but should still have toys to play with. What would we be without our toys?
You can vote every day for every email address you have. There are two weeks left and they need some serious voting to get in the top 10 (I think they are 43rd). CLICK HERE. I think our community is big enough to help Teeny's Friends make a difference.You can also text to vote: Txt 104976 to Pepsi .
Mom and I also want to thank Pepsi for the incredible work they have done by funding wonderful projects in the more than a year they have been doing the Pepsi Refresh Grants! There are many animal charities listed each month so after we get the money for Teeny, we should check monthly for other worthwhile animal charity grant opportunities.