These adorable supermodels in the pictures above are just a few of my clients! I make dog coats and have been so incredibly lucky to find the one thing in life that truly makes me happy! I've been selling these coats online for about 4 years now and my customer base is growing every day. Please go have a look, you can read my 100% positive feedback left by all my customers! www.kozycanines.etsy.com
The problem is sewing them in my really tiny living room. I need to get into a studio so I can grow my business with walk in customers as well as something else that I'm really excited about. I would like to hold "Pupperwear" Parties for people and their dogs at least 2 times a week to raise funds for two charities in my area, the Vancouver SPCA and RAPS, the Richmond Animal Protection Society. I will also commit to donating 8 coats per month to each charity for a minimum of 5 years, that they can either give to the animals currently in their care or use them for the raffles they hold in their fundraising efforts.
What We Need & What You Get
As some of you may know, the city I live in, Vancouver, BC is very beautiful, but very expensive. Since I can't afford a house as well as a studio, I'm looking to buy a warehouse/showroom with a caretaker suite above. The front showroom will be a dream studio with room for all my fabric! Plus, I'll have the space for the "Pupperwear" parties and walk in customers. That way, my commute to work is a few steps, so I won't even need to ride the bus!! I have $20,000 already in place, but will need another $20,000 to make a generous down payment. I don't want a high mortgage payment along with strata fees to sink my project before I can make a difference!
Please have a look at the perks I'm offering. I really want to have something for everybody! If you have something else in mind, you can leave me a message and I'll do my utmost to make it happen for you! To get an idea of the coats you'll get to choose from look at my shop, www.kozycanines.etsy.com While you're there, check out the perfect feedback and the proof of my absolute dedication to excellent customer service! This business is my reason for getting up in the morning, and I will do anything to keep it growing!
So, if I reach my funding goal, I will post the address and pictures of the space I buy, with an open invitation to all my supporters to come visit! I'd like to also post pics of the "Pupperwear" parties and will do so on my Facebook and Twitter pages. For my supporters who want to keep me honest, you'll be able to phone both charities to monitor my donations. I'm so excited to be able to help, and hopefully will be able to help other agencies in the near future.
For as long as I can remember, I've always taken in stray and rescued animals, from dogs to baby birds. I can't possibly take in all the animals I want, and right now I have two lovebirds and two zebra finches, plus two stray cats that show up twice a day and actually have the nerve to hiss at me when I bring their food! So I try to find other ways I can help, like money or coats for injured or shelter dogs, cats, birds and any other animals in need.
In my gallery, you'll find three newspaper articles of dogs that I've donated coats to because of the hardships they're going through. I keep my eyes open all the time for other opportunities like those to help and would really be able to make more of a difference in the lives of many more animals if I can grow my business. Thank you so much for your time and consideration, and I hope to see you on board with my plans to make life better for as many animals as I can!
Other Ways You Can Help
If you aren't able to contribute to my campaign, you can still help me out in some very important ways! You can spread the word about me to your friends and family and help put me further out there in the world!
Take care, Mary.