Each year, my family contributes to different charities. Some are big. Some are small. It’s the small ones that often go unnoticed even in a season of giving like our Christmas celebrations.
Small charities don’t usually get backed by big corporations with lots of employees. Swamp Haven is a perfect example.
In an earlier article, I wrote about my daughters, otherwise known as The Crazy Daysies, selecting a charity in our area, Swamp Haven, as their designated charity for 2017. Lindsey Kelley is a wonderful advocate for the “swampies”—pups they hope to find forever homes for. She operates as a small charity and she is able to work with pups and families in a hands-on manner many larger animal organizations can’t provide.
You can read about the great work Lindsey does with Swamp Haven at the organization’s official website.
The Daysies are doing some fundraisers in coming months. One effort involves signups to the SwampyTonk Star, the monthly newsletter the Daysies put out. The newsletter isn’t just about the band’s travels and appearances. Everything from folklore to recipes and news is included. And when a new subscriber signs up for this free publication, a meal will automatically be donated to Swamp Haven.
The first official on location fundraiser will be held at Seven Bridges Grille and Brewery on Thursday, Dec. 14, from 5-8 p.m. The brewery is offering Happy Hour prices for drinks and 10 percent off food purchases during this event. If you bring a food item for dogs, you will receive a raffle ticket for some nice prizes.
If you can make it over to the fundraiser, we’d love to see you. Small charities need all the help they can get, and in this season of giving, let’s try to remember the vulnerable who aren’t able to fend for themselves.