Thursday, May 3, 2018
What’s the difference? PLENTY!
Shayna & Clancy here. Are you familiar with “The Starfish Story”? Allow us to explain:
An elderly man, walking along the shore, observed a young boy up ahead, throwing something into the ocean. As the man watched, the boy would pick up up small objects in the sand and then hurl them into the sea. When the man drew closer, he saw that they were starfish, so he asked the boy to explain. The boy said that the tide was out, the sun was coming up, and if he didn’t throw the starfish back into the water, they would die. The man said, “But there are miles of beach and hundreds of starfish. You can’t possibly make a difference.” As the boy listened, he stooped down to pick up yet another starfish. Throwing it into the sea, he turned to the man and replied, “It made a difference to that one.”
Shayna and I were both rescued, and believe me, it made a BIG difference to us.
Individually, each of us has within us the power to make a difference, and when we join forces, we can do even more. As Gallery One’s official Patrons of the Arfs, we invite you to celebrate National “Be Kind to Animals Week” with us.
Order a Gallery Giclées canvas depicting ANY animal May 6th through the 12th, and Gallery One will donate 10% of the purchase proceeds to Marilyn’s Voice,* a local nonprofit, all-volunteer animal rescue organization.
Here are just a few examples. All giclées on canvas are hand-signedby the artist!
Back of the Old Truck
Just Shy of Sly
Minstrel in the Mill
Peek a Boo
Red Parrot on Vine
Looking for more ways to help? Here are some ideas:
Volunteer. Whether you help your local shelter raise funds, walk dogs, or just scratch a furry ear here and there, you will make a much-needed difference.
Create a fund-raising page. Share it with family and friends to collect donations in honor of a beloved pet. The money you raise will help your shelter care for animals in need.
Adopt. If you have the time, space and love to share, there are animals waiting for a loving forever home.
Donate. Shelters need money, blankets, pet food, toys and cleaning products. Contact your local shelter for suggestions.
Thank you & bless your kind heart!
Clancy & Shayna
* Marilyn’s Voice rescues dogs from dire circumstances, rehabilitates and re-homes them. It was named in honor of Marilyn, a tiny breeder dog rescued from a puppy mill where she had undergone a “de-barking” procedure to silence her (a cruel but common puppy mill practice). Complications from that procedure led to Marilyn’s untimely death, but not before she had become a certified therapy dog who brought cheer into the lives of the many patients and nursing home residents with whom she empathized. The volunteers of Marilyn's Voice have made it their mission to become her “voice” and the voice of other mistreated dogs by working to end Ohio’s cruel puppy mill industry and by rescuing, fostering and permanently re-homing dogs in need. A 100% volunteer organization supported by adoption fees and donations, it is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization registered in the State of Ohio. For more info, see http://marilynsvoice.org/