Thursday, March 1, 2012

Doberman Assistance Network Flower Power Fundraiser (2012)

It's March, and that means spring is around the corner, right? 

(Though you wouldn't know it from the snow we've gotten in the past two days!)

Springtime means flowers, and if you plant flowers, you can help Dobermans!

(not my picture. From DAN web site)


The Doberman Assistance Network is again having a Flower Power Fundraiser. Fully half the cost of each purchase goes to helping Dobermans in need, across the country. This fundraiser is until April 27, with a goal amount of $1000. A small price to pay, for all the Dobermans this organization helps!

So, why help DAN instead of a local shelter, or a specific rescue? Well, by all means, donate to your local shelters and rescues. But, from their site, this is how DAN works:

"When we find a Doberman in need, we assign a "caseworker" to gather all the information about the Doberman(s) and make arrangements to mave the dog to safety as soon as possible. Then a trusted rescue or foster for the dog is located and transportation is arranged if necessary. A team 'of "transporters" is sometimes assembled for long moves.

We work with rescues in several states to include: FL, GA, SC, NC, PA, OH, IL, MI, MO, TX, LA, CO, and CA. We are constantly in awe of the amazing work the rescues do and work closely with them to ensure that the previous Dobermans who come to our attention get the help they need."

Looking at the Doberman Assistance Network Flower Power Fundraising catalog, I also notice that you can get strawberries! Even if you don't plant flowers (I don't), you can get strawberries and even start them in the house, to be heralds of spring for you (and have tast berries. And maybe make freezer jam. Or baked goods. I know a lot of you bake!)

So, check it out. Tell your friends. Crosspost and retweet and corner your coworkers. The Dobermans thank you!

22 comments:

  1. Elka, lovely to find your blog.
    Our Mum loves Dobermanns, she was set to get one until by last minute chance she got me, a Great Dane instead! It will be great to read about life with one :)

    Sounds like the Doberman assistance netwerk do an amazing job :)

    Slobbers

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    1. Welcome, I'm glad you're here!

      Doberman to Dane, huh? We joke that Elka is a horse (she gallops, she steps on us), but a Great Dane is certainly a bit more horselike (and I mean that in the nicest way possible, please understand!)

      Yes, the Doberman Assistance Network does great things, and though I don't contribute monetarily to a whole lot of things, I try to spread the word about them and get support.

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  2. Wow - sounds like a great group. I will definitely check out (and share) the fund-raiser!

    Sorry to comment and run but I wanted to let you know you've been "tagged". You can find the details here: http://www.bringingupbella.com/2012/03/tag-im-it.html

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    1. Thanks for checking it out, and sharing! And thanks for the tagging, I'll have to get right on that!

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  3. Very cool idea for a fundraiser! It's so hard to raise money these days. There are just so many great organizations doing so many great things that it is increasingly hard to grab people's attention. This idea is very different and I hope it is a huge success!

    I am not a garderner at all but I do love the idea of fresh strawberries. I wonder if I could grow them without killing them?

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    1. I've wondered about whether strawberries would survive my tender mercies as well. I guess we'll find out!

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  4. Great fundraising idea. Have shared and now headed to check out the details.

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    1. Thanks for sharing! I've thought it was a great idea too, I remember it being marginally successful last time.

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  5. hey jen and elka--you've won an award! come by and pick it up :-)

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    1. ooh, an award! Thanks, I'll come see!

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  6. I so need some nice flowers that will live outside :). Will check it out - thanks.

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    1. I'm not good at the whole "outside flowers" thing, but I think I've noticed some nice ones in your pictures ;)

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  7. Sounds like a great idea for a fundraiser.

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    1. Doesn't it? I hope lots of people get lots of flowers (or strawberries)!

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  8. I may just have to buy me some flowers! I hope they ship to Canada. =O

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    1. Yeah, I'm not sure....customs can be funny that way.

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  9. Hi Y'all,

    What a wonderful idea for a fundraiser. I'm sure there will be no trouble raising the modest sum they need.

    Y'all come back now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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    1. I hope they more than meet their goal! DAN does a lot of great stuff.

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  10. That#s a great way of raising money. I prefer digging things up, frankly, rather than planting them.

    Love and licks, Winnie

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    1. Elka's not really a digger, but not really a planter either! Thanks for stopping by ;)

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  11. I was just thinking about the coming Spring and how the pots on my patio look shabby without any blooms in them. We've done strawberries many times before...perhaps we will again while helping out some amazing dogs!

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    1. I keep thinking about doing a potted garden, and now is definitely the time that thoughts of plants start creeping back!

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