Got Beads? Donate them to Beading Divas to the Rescue



From their FB page:

“GOT BEADS? Beading Divas to the Rescue need beads to continue our mission of fund-raising for animal rescues. When you donate beads during the Drive, please add your name, contact info, and name of a 501 c3 animal charity, rescue, or shelter.

The random drawing will be held on March 14 (you can bring beads on that day – see details below for location) and one lucky charity will be chosen to be our May 2015 bracelet fundraising recipient. On this day, we’ll also have refreshments and raffle prizes. 

The Random Drawing is free and open to the public. No tickets required.

We have numerous partner venues around town where you can drop off beads. If you cannot get to these locations, we may be able to pick up your beads. You can also mail them. PM us for the address.

Since April 2009 we have raised more than $115,000 for 46 charities (some more than once) in 5 states.

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WHAT KINDS OF BEADS? Beautiful beads, global beads, glass beads, ceramic beads, mother earth beads, gems & jewels suitable for beading, funny beads, metal beads, pearls, animal beads, letter beads, every color of the rainbow beads, recycled beads, wooden beads, vintage beads, glittery beads, old jewelry made from beads that is suitable to be taken apart and reused/upcycled, beads made from natural materials, sparkly beads, ugly beads, thrift store beads, old beads, new beads, synthetic beads, shiny beads, metallic beads, charms, lucite beads…these are ideas. Large quantities of seed beads and other unusable beads are given to other groups & schools that can use them.”

Carolyn’s note:  I’ve dropped off all my extra beads to these great gals, so please click on the link above for the various locations to do so before March 7. And don’t miss the March 14 drawing at Silver Sea Jewelry, 330 N. 4th Aveue, 4 to 5 p.m. These Divas collect beads, design & string them into beautiful bracelets, then sell them to raise $ for animal rescue charities and organizations.

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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, (since Jan. 2013).