Fundraiser for Tobin,
A Very Special Berner!
Fundraiser for Rescue Berner, Tobin,
On behalf of BEHAF
and BMDCNV Rescue
For the Results of this Fundraiser
This is a very quick fundraiser for BEHAF, which has helped many people in need. They have a fund for regional rescue, which has come to the aid of a very special couple who took in a dog that was given up by his original family. Within weeks of placement, he was in intensive care to help get his seizures under control. And now theyve been told that he has cataracts, and will go blind without surgery. His family are people with big hearts, but a bank account much like the rest of us. Since the boy was not currently in rescue, he didnt qualify for rescue funds. And if he had been in rescue, its doubtful that rescue would have had the resources to help even so.
We are putting up these items to help the family with some of the unexpected expenses that they experienced with their generosity in opening their hearts and homes to a Berner in need. Some of the money will go to replacing what BEHAF donated, and any extra will also go to BEHAF to help with the next regional club rescue in need. Anya Wittenborg, the rescue chair of Nashoba Valley (whose heart is often bigger than her brains) also donated her private money to help with this boy, and were hoping that well be able to pay her back for that generosity too. She donates quite enough to regional rescue that we dont need to see her run up her own private credit card as well!
Were trying to limit the items to a manageable five items, and weve tried to make them just as tempting as possible. So for those of you who can help in this unusual situation, we do appreciate it. We dont plan to make a habit of it, we all adopt Berners knowing that we may have some extraordinary expenses. But none of us could have anticipated that a placement like this would rack up so many thousands of dollars so soon after placement.
For Tobin's pictures and his very special story<click here>
Dates July 15th through August 21st 2007
Prices: Tickets are $5 each..
or 6 for $20...
or 20 for $50
When you send your check/cheque, please include your name, address, phone number and e-mail address. Also, be sure to include a note telling Joye how to distribute your tickets for the items for the drawing, so you can try to win the prizes you want the most. Mail your checks, your information and your instructions for distributing the tickets you are buying to:
Joye M. Neff,
1182 Firwood Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15243-1825
Checks should be made payable to: BEHAF
In the memo line write: BEHAF Donation to Tobin
Joye Neff can convert foreign cheques to US Dollars with no charge from her bank.
Make foreign cheques payable to "Joye M. Neff" and follow the above instructions. Mail your cheques to:
Joye M. Neff
1182 Firwood Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15243-1825
Donations to some charities are tax deductible under current U.S. tax laws, however donors should always consult their tax advisors regarding the tax status of their charitable donations.
Please give generously knowing you have a chance to win one of these beautiful items
Thank you all....Berner People are the Greatest!!!
Joye Neff and Nicky (and Ben)
Mt. Lebanon, Pittsburgh, PA
Results of the 2007 BEHAF Tobin Fundraiser
Berner Lovers are the MOST BESTEST~! Whenever there is a Berner in need, you folks "step up to the plate" and HIT A HOME RUN!!! THANK YOU to all of the generous donors to the BEHAF - Tobin Fundraiser. Through your efforts we have not only hit our goal, but soared past it to raise $5,537.84. Tobin's surgery was $4,000, so that means that we have also raised $1,537.84 to help other Berners in need through BEHAF.
THANK YOU ALL!!!!!
And for the WINNERS OF THE FANTASTIC, FABULOUS FIVE PRIZES:
Great News!!! I have challenges for the mini fundraiser for BEHAF - Tobin Fundraiser.
Teresa Dominguez has ten of those special Berner Pens that she is donating to our fundraiser as a challenge. The first ten people who make a donation of $75 or more, with checks dated on or after July 21, 2007 will receive a lovely Berner Pen.
THIS CHALLENGE HAS BEEN WON BY THREE GENEROUS DONORS
Helen Hollander has generously donated three lithographs of "Louie" as Challenge #2. The first three people who donate $250 or more (check dated 7/23 or after) will get a "Louie Lithograph" from Helen.
THIS CHALLENGE HAS BEEN WON
From Willem Wijnberg in the Netherlands, the first person who donates $100 or more dated on or after July 29th '07
will win a print of Willem's original painting "Fluffy Duffy Between the Flowers".
Fluffy Duffy died of cancer a few months ago, and Willem made this painting specially for Carolyn Fleming's children because they asked her many times where Fluffy Duffy is now.
She told them that Fluffy Duffy is now at the Rainbow Bridge and that it is a place full of flowers.
From Penny Petrone, CT , the first twenty donations of $50 or more dated on or after July 29th '07
will receive 2 free tickets for the fundraiser
From Terri Babcock, MA, the first five donations of $150 or more dated on or after July 29th '07
will receive a Berner Stationery Gift Pack,
A handsome Ruth Maystead Bernese Mountain Dog graces a notepad, listpad and magnet in this eminently giftable set. The notepad is 5.5" x 8.5", the listpad is 3.5" x 8.5", and the magnet is 3.25" x 2.25". This item includes all three pieces. Included with the gift pack is a matching rollerball pen.
Donors may qualify for just one Challenge.
Please give generously to help fund Tobin's Medical Bills
and other Berners through this BEHAF Fundraiser
*see above how to donate*
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