Two Semi-Finalists in the 2011 Your Big Year Competition Team Up to Create "Tea for Thailand"

Barbra Rudolph and Adam Butterfield, both competitors in the Your Big Year Challenge, create "Tea for Thailand" to benefit the Thai Soi Dog Rescue Foundation.
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* Barbra Rudolph
* Your Big Year
* Adam Butterfield
* Thailand
* Flooding
* Social Entrepreneurship
* Smaller Earth
* Chris Arnold

* Fund-raiser

* New City - New York - US

Dec. 7, 2011 - PRLog -- New York, New York From 1-6pm, Monday, December 12th, Barbra Rudolph and Adam Butterfield, in collaboration with Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, will be brewing and selling tea and cookies for $1 each in the lobby of the Kimmel Center for Student Life at New York University. 100% of the proceeds from our "Tea for Thailand" event will go directly to supporting Flood Appeal, an initiative of the Soi Dog Rescue Foundation.

The 2011 monsoon season in Thailand was the worst in recent history. The flooding, which began in July of this year and is only now beginning to recede, destroyed thousands of homes, leaving millions of families and their animals homeless. Your Big Year semi-finalist Barbra Rudolph stated, "Adam and I sympathize with Thailand's struggle, and as young entrepreneurs we knew that there was something we could do to help." Thus leading the duo to create the non-profit event "Tea for Thailand."

Inspired by the efforts of Chris Arnold, CEO of Smaller Earth, and linked by the Your Big Challenge, Adam and I created this fundraiser to not only raise funds for the animals shelters in Thailand but to also raise awareness of the devastating flooding that has been occurring in the past couple of months in Thailand.

Your Big Year is an international competition that aims to link "entrepreneurial spirit to global citizenship" and in 2011, over 60,000 people from 221 different countries entered to win. The Soi Dog Rescue Foundation, also known as SCAD, is an organization dedicated to providing emergency rescue medical, sheltering, and adoption services to the cats and dogs that are stranded by Thailand's most recent bout of flooding.

For more information about the Your Big Year competition, please visit
To donate to the Soi Dog Rescue Foundation's or for more information, please visit

Barbra Rudolph, a senior in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, & Human Development at NYU, and Adam Butterfield, a senior in the Tisch School of Arts at NYU, are available for interview upon request.
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