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2nd Annual ‘Crafts on the Green at Southern Village’ to Benefit 2PawsUp NC Animal Shelter Rescue
"Crafts on the Green" in Chapel Hill's Southern Village will benefit 2PawsUp, a Raleigh-based, non-profit animal rescue organization. Visitors can meet adoptable pets and browse handmade crafts during this May 3 event.
By: Sarah Coppola - show organizer
The Chapel Hill craft show will feature handmade art and adorable, adoptable pets from 2PawsUp, which travels across North Carolina primarily rescuing animals on “death row,” rather than taking them in from individuals. The organization currently fosters over 50 dogs and cats in need of loving homes.
“We are very excited to be joining forces with local artists to raise money for homeless animals,” said Jessica Stall, President of 2PawsUp. “We are a new and fresh rescue in the area, rescuing animals primarily from high kill shelters. Being completely reliant on donations, events like this and the support of local businesses and individuals is imperative to the growth and success of our organization.”
Participating artists, all of whom share a love of pets, are uniting to sell their beautiful, handmade crafts so they can donate a portion of the show’s proceeds to 2PawsUp. Visitors will be able to shop for one-of-a-kind gifts for a variety of occasions, such as Mother’s Day, birthdays and weddings. The participating artists, and even those who are unable to attend the Southern Village event, have donated items for 3 gift baskets to be raffled off during the show as well.
Last year’s craft show raised over $700 for 2PawsUp, which allowed them to obtain their 501c3 national non-profit status as well as pay for vet bills for newly rescued pets. Also, during the adopt-a-thon event almost every cat and dog present received adoption applications. According to show organizer Sarah Coppola of Indigo Arts, artists, customers and local businesses all jumped at the chance to help out homeless animals. “I had artists that were not able to attend the show contact me to ask how to donate artwork or money, and every business I contacted was happy to donate items for the raffle baskets. People are passionate about animal rescue and are very supportive of 2PawsUp’s mission to rescue animals from high kill shelters. It’s a wonderful cause!”
Learn more about the craft show at http://www.2pawsupcraftshow.blogspot.com, and visit 2PawsUp’s website at http://www.2pawsup.org.