YES, "The Shelter Project" is STILL up and running, and has had a GREAT start in 2018, already!
Can't wait to finally get an updated JOURNAL out also- it's been too long- as in years!I know, we'll all believe it when we see it, me more than anyone!
Here's the current link of where "The Shelter Project" has supported our animals in need, for the last nearly 8 years:
There has been A LOT of changes with this shelter in the last few of years,... & a couple of the more pertinent ones I'd rather share in this journal I HOPE to get posted.
This Points Pool Originally Began as Special Fundraising on Behalf of:
“The Shelter Project”
And, It will remain as the primary purpose.
By purchasing photos, photo products, & jewelry line products, directly
from ME, Tea of Tea Photography
- monetary donations go directly to the animals in need who we've all been helping.
The Product List has grown significantly over the years, and now the variety of art products available is quite substantial.
The Product List WITH Prices and Price Ranges can be found near the bottom of this most up-to-date journal HERE:
Update of THE SHELTER PROJECT, 2018 and Beyond...
Welcome One & All to:
"The Shelter Project" Update of 2018 (and Beyond...)
You simply can not know the immense amount of work that you, your own very selves as The dA Affiliates and The dA Super-Affiliates, have done for the domestic animals of "The Shelter Project" throughout the last 8 years! You can and should be very proud of yourselves. Things like this always remind me of the saying: " It takes a village..." and, in a case like this, this has definitely been proven, time and again. On behalf of the animals of "The Shelter Project" thank you with *our whole collective heart*!!
"The Shelter Proje
This is an ongoing project. I always need to save up again, in order to get more materials to create ANY of the products, including photo-product supplies, as well as jewelry line materials.HOW IT WORKS
: 30% of ALL purchases goes TO "The Shelter Project"
- the REST goes back into a separate account via PayPal, specifically set up ONLY FOR The Project, in order to purchase more materials & supplies, in order to keep it going!
And, round and round we go, because there will always be domestic animals with medical needs. This includes spays & neuters of domestic cats & dogs.
And btw, I will ship ANYWHERE- to the MOON, if necessary!
Anything that would help our domestic animal friends.
PayPal, has seemed the easiest & most efficient way, now that I've been doing this for nearly eight years, IF
you have a PayPal Account.
Simply put in my email: email@example.com
until we've agreed on your final TOTAL.
If you do NOT
have PayPal, firstly it is super easy to set up the most basic type; if still this is not the route to go for you, I AM VERY OPEN TO DISCUSSING OTHER OPTIONS! If I was 100% self-efficient, I could donate the full 100% and pay for/donate my own supplies etc., but being disabled/on a fixed income, this just isn't the case.
However, due to success over the years...we are entering the 3rd year of the 30% donation, over the previous almost five years of 25%
Now, (FINALLY) What Do You Get By Donating POINTS? This is going to be more informal than in previous years:
Admittedly, it is true that the more you are able to donate, the more I will do my best to make time for what I would
to do for YOU!
Anything from 1 to 3,000 or to infinity and beyond...
points, WILL be acknowledged and/or rewarded, starting with the following, and working it's way toward more of what you see here:
An acknowledgement of gratitude, (a Llama if not previously given), a visit to your own gallery, a couple to MANY Fav's
's on your work, a couple to several comments
on your work- (and it will be work I genuinely like- & I tend to find something I like in everyone's work.
It is possible, that I will be able to request your work to Unframed-Nature
, depending on your type of work. Your work will most likely show up in one or more of the various types of features I do on dA.
Promotion of your own work may appear in a Custom Box somewhere on my profile page, or featured at the bottom of this Points Pool Description for an unknown length of time. Additionally, I would be willing to Promote an Event or a Project of your own, and/or perhaps the same for a dA friend of yours- either within a journal, somewhere on profile page, or at the bottom of this Description box.
If you can think of anything else I could do that would be of help to you, please let me know. THIS, as well as the above paragraph would need to be reviewed simply to be certain that the event/project is legit and for helpful reasons.
It is true that Email is still the best form for me, for significant firstname.lastname@example.org
How Are Points Helpful to the Project?
Mostly, I've purchased 11x14 prints and mugs to sell at the shelter, animal hospital (vet), & events, such as the annual "MUTT STRUTT". Currently another location called Redwood Wellness Center, has agreed to showcase such products as well, and therefore POINTS
I frame the prints myself, to save on
points, & make purchases more economical.
Here's an older sample of one of the walls at the actual SHELTER,
that had just some of JUST dogs and cats, that YOUR POINTS PURCHASED:sta.sh/0113tc6f3cpf
(Mugs are on a shelf below this area).WHAT WERE POINTS USED FOR, FROM 2017
I sold 4 existing mugs from the shelter, and created two custom mugs.
I sold these 11x14's from off of the wall at the shelter:
and created this:
into 11x14's taken & uploaded here long ago, the first as a request,
and the second as a gift for the recent passing of Athena.
The family has always been extremely supportive
of "The Shelter Project"!
SO, this is what YOUR POINTS
allowed me to do, which helped immensely to earn actual funds for the animals in need.
What ELSE Could The Points Be For?
IF, your points ARE for "The Shelter Project"
-everything mentioned above-
PLEASE say so in the "Donors Comments" area.
This is vastly important for my accounting!
If you want to GIFT points for some other specific reason, I would prefer if you tell me that, too, but of course you do not have to.
If you simply just want to GIFT me a couple points, that's okay, too, but I will still use them wisely for others.If you do NOT make a comment
... I may choose a different way to dispense points, unless "The Shelter Project"
is quite in need of points. Here's what I often do with points NOT designated for The Project
I have MUCH interest in helping out certain
Some of them are, but are NOT
's : Unframed-Nature
, Fractal-Love TheJoyOfFlowers
Once in a while, I will give to an individual, especially if they give a reason for wanting/needing points, & especially if it seems they could really use this type of support.
MY GUILTY PLEASURE FOR USING POINTS THAT ARE NOT DESIGNATED FOR ANYTHING
= 80 I JUST LOVE DOING THIS!
(Sometimes, it happens randomly, when it's not even on a Birthday!)
in advance to those who help me do these nice, good, fun things for OTHERS!