SOAR wants to thank everyone who contributed in one way or another to the Borders and Barnes and Nobles gift wraps and the Crown Classic events for SOAR. Because of your joint efforts, we were able to raise $1,395.39 in just two short weeks prior to Christmas! You are all Aire-Angels! Read all about these events below. Can you see the Airedales smiling?
SOAR at Borders Books in Dayton, Ohio
SOAR would like to thank Dohn and Marsha Roush for taking the time to help raise money for SOAR at this first time event in Dayton!
SOAR at Border's Books in Brighton, Michigan
Mary Cole ready to wrap!
SOAR volunteers from southeast Michigan gathered for the first time to try their hand at raising awareness for Airedale rescue and raising a few dollars for SOAR. Mike Billion and Kirk Nims drove out from Royal Oak with the Deerfield Pack so that customers could see an Airedale up close and personal. Mary Cole, Lynn O'Shaughnessy and Cathy Peabody took turns wrapping.
Border's provided the paper, tape and scissors, and Mary brought candy cane pencils and holiday bookmarks to add to each package wrapped. Kirk and Mike brought real candy canes, which were also a hit. Each package also had a little SOAR label affixed to the back with our Website information and each customer walked away with one of our SOAR rescue newsletters.
The SOAR poster was also a big hit and several people got a chuckle from the photos representing Airedale traits. Thank you everyone for taking the time to represent SOAR on this busy weekend before Christmas!
Mike and Miles take a break in between customers. Miles was such a good boy!
SOAR at Border's Books in Westlake, Ohio
It is after 10:00 pm and I am home after a long but prosperous day at Borders......I want all of you to know that we made lots of money for the fur kids in need........A Big Thank You to each and everyone of you, Joan, Margie, Tracy, Nancy, Lisa, Bridgett and Chandler, for giving up time to make today a success.........Without all of you we couldn't have done it. You have made me very proud and fortunate to be a volunteer of Starting Over Airedale Rescue.
God Bless You All, Elaine Martin
SOAR at Border's Books in Indianapolis, Indiana
Thanks to Melissa for getting us organized and thanks to everyone who was able to come and work. It was good to see everyone!! ---Sandy Check
Thanks to our wonderful Indy volunteers, we raised money for our SOAR Airedales at Sunday's Borders Gift wrap! A good time was had by all with a chance to share lots of Airedale stories and an opportunity to raise awareness about our rescue.
A huge thanks to all of our volunteers that made the blustery winter trip to help us out. Paws up & wet beard kisses to the Reitz clan, Karen Dietrick, Cheri Andrews, Sandy Check, and the Bowser family.
SOAR at Barnes and Noble in Westlake, Ohio
We did it again today at Barnes and Noble at the Promenade in Westlake, OH........We made more money for our beloved fur kids.........we had time to share stories about our own Airedales, that gave us a good laugh......once again the company was great and we couldn't have done it without each other............Thanks to each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart, you guys are the greatest.
(The handsome boy on the right is Barry Hirsh. Elaine is on the left.)
SOAR at Barnes and Noble in Akron, Ohio (3 times!)
Thanks for your efforts at Barnes & Noble in Montrose to:
Denise & Harry Link
Sydney Sprankle (photo)
The generous patrons and employees of Barnes & Noble who help make this event a success!