Monday, July 8, 2013

Paying it Forward: A Good Deed Brightens a Dark World

For someone who is so busy taking care of Mr Vintage during his recovery from surgery that I haven't been to my booth for a month, I've been pretty lucky this week. First Cameo Cottage Designs did a nice feature on Heart Vintage Design  and now I just learned that I won The Dove Cote Brocante's Pay It Forward Box Giveaway!

The way it works is that The Dove Cote Brocante gave vintage shop owners the chance to enter a giveaway with a unique twist. The winner will get a box of 10 items to sell as part of their "pay it forward" mission. The store is going to send me a box of items to sell and I am supposed to donate 25% of the proceeds to the charity of my choice. But I don't think I'm going to do that.

I hardly every do exactly what I'm told so I'm going to give 100% of the proceeds to Misfit Animal Rescue Inc., a non-profit 501c3 animal rescue located in Lake County, Florida. They pull animals from Lake County Animal Services, a high kill animal shelter, get them medical attention and fixed before adopting them out to loving families.

The amazing thing about this charity is that it was started by a 16 year old girl who became aware of the large numbers of animals being euthanized. Normally I never put more than two links in a post. However I'm including a link to an article that was published in the Orlando Sentinel so you can see why I selected this charity.

I am excited to be able to help such a worthwhile cause and thankful that The Dove Cote Brocante came up with the idea and gave me the opportunity to enter their giveaway. I'll keep you all posted...

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing the blog post again! It has had over 225 views since I posted it! The first day it was 158 views...thats the most views I've had on any post in one day! My Fancy Flea posts were right behind that which now have reach over 10,000 views!!! Everyday people still are viewing those lol!

    Congrats on winning the giveaway! It couldn't have gone to a better person than you! You are such a good, kind, and caring dooby! The Misfit Animal Shelter is so lucky to have you and your caring heart. I know your love for animals and this act of kindness will surely save many animals from death and hopefully to loving homes.

    God Bless you girl! What goes around comes around! That is probably why you have been lucky this week, and coming at this time with all that has been going on with hubby....God always sends some sunshine!