2013 Community News Archives
EMBRACING OUR VETERANS, DOGS AND COMMUNITY
It was always our vision to embrace our community in our efforts to help save our shelter dogs so that in turn they could help save our Veterans and dogs who are suffering in silence.
The support we have and continue to receive humbles us and makes our Mission so much easier and rewarding! The Retirement Communities, schools, youth groups, civic organizations, businesses, Rotary Clubs, radio, TV, print and other media has helped us make such progress in Public Education and Awareness.
Our mission positively affects our families, communities, towns, cities, and state -- why not let them contribute to this effort? That way, our program truly becomes a "circle of life". This page is dedicated (and will be continuosly updated) to all the time, talent and efforts you have shared with us, that we can continue to rescue our abandoned dogs and help our forgotten heroes.
LOVE OUR VOLUNTEERS, Terri Stober
"Often people tell Ronnie or me what a great job we're doing. We systematically correct them and remind them that neither of us could do this without the help of our VOLUNTEERS! Their talent, time and passion makes it all happen. Thank you Rachel, Alyssa, Alicia, Matthew, Sanam, Kristen, Blythe, NCSU Companion Animal Club, Duke University's Sigma Pi, our Board of Advisors, Catherine, Carolyn B, Carolyn A, Hal & Linda and Rosie. We welcome our newest volunteers, Venny & Dave, Peggy & Bruce, Jennifer, Bethany, Dana, Sandy and Meaghan!"
“Eat. Drink. Bid” Fundraiser
Law firm O'Malley Tunstall and On The Square Restaurant partnered with Wags 4 Tags to host our 2nd Annual "Eat. Drink. Bid" event in Tarboro, NC. Attendees tasted wine with Sommelier Inez Ribustello and savored the epicurean delights of Chef Stephen while enjoying a silent auction to raise money for Wags 4 Tags.
Colonial Dames of the 17th Century Donation
President Dorothy Fiddleman of Colonial Dames of the 17th Century gives President Ronnie Sadoski of Wags 4 Tags a donation check.
Our second annual "Pet-a-Palooza,” was held November 9th at Lafayette Village in Raleigh. Animals and their owners came out to the village to enjoy a day of music, fashion, food and fun, in support of local charities. Wags 4 Tags showcased "Santa Paws.
H & R Block Referral Program
Wags 4 Tags to receive $20 for every referral
H&R Block is proud to add Wags 4 Tags to our Nonprofit Referral Program. Each new client that presents the Wags 4 Tags referral form will help the organization raise funds to assist more Veterans and companion animals.
Wags 4 Tags will receive $20 for every new client referred to H&R Block for their 2014 tax preparation. Referrals could come from members, affiliates, friends and family of members, or anyone wishing to help Wags 4 Tags. It is a simple system where we provide referral forms with a special code 40010001079702 that identifies Wags 4 Tags as the referrer.
Feel good knowing you helped Wags 4 Tags and you received exceptional service from the nations leader in tax preparation. To find an office nearest you visit www.hrblock.com or 800-HRBLOCK. The referral form will be found here or contact Ronnie at 919-475-2076.
NCSU Women’s Center Service Project
On Veterans Day, 65 children in NCSU Women’s Center Read to L.E.A.D. program had the opportunity to spend the day at NC State. They toured the college campus to learn what it is like to be a college student and also participated in workshops and projects with their mentors.
As part of the children’s service learning project, they created thank-you cards for Wags 4 Tags Veterans and made homemade dog treats for the Veterans’ service animals.
Children in the Read to L.E.A.D. program attend the Washington Elementary Boys and Girls Club, Youth 4 Hope and Neighbor to Neighbor. L.E.A.D (Learn, Engage, Ask, Do) is a relationship-based mentoring model that uses literacy as a tool to promote personal responsibility, diversity and social justice.
THANK YOU GREEN HOPE HIGH SCHOOL, CARY NC
Two talented art students at GHHS volunteered their time and creativity to paint a rainbarrel for us. Wags 4 Tags appreciates it and will want to display at at a prominent business prior to auctioning it off; the funds will help us make more Veteran-Canine matches! Thanks to Ben, Amelia, Chris for embellishing the blue-bird houses built by our own Veteran, Tommy! The last series was painted by the school children at Endeaver Charter School, Raleigh!
1st Annual Music Fest at Dougherty's In Cary
September 11: Wags 4 Tags had their Grand Unveiling
November 3rd: Palooza at the Plaza
http://www.lafayettevillageraleigh.com/ BRING YOUR DOGS, THE KIDS AND YOURSELF FOR A PHOTO WITH SANTA - ONLY AT THE WAGS 4 TAGS TENT!
November 11: Christmas Paws at Orvis, Triangle Town Center, Raleigh http://www.orvis.com/intro.aspx?subject=1311
If you weren't able to visit us on November 3rd at Lafayette Village, BRING YOUR DOGS, THE KIDS AND YOURSELF FOR A HOLIDAY PHOTO - ONLY AT THIS LOCATION!
November 18: Eat. Drink. Bid. at On The Square, Tarboro, NC. http://www.onthesquarenc.com/
Experience an epicurean delight, taste the Wags 4 Tags private label wines, and bid on many one-of-a-kind treasures (including jewelry, spa treatments and so much more!)
GETTING HELP FOR PTSD IS A STEP FORWARD FOR VETERANS