6/9/18 – Thank You to our many Lane Sponsors and Raffle Donors who made our Bowling Fundraiser a great event. Also, big thanks to Harbor Lanes Bowl, Eric and the Staff, for a fun night which ran without a hitch. Over 160 people bowled, imbibed, ate, and shared. We are truly blessed to have so many supporters and friends.
5/14/18 – DOUBLE YOUR DONATION! Starting today, a generous supporter will match donations made through May 14, 2018 — up to a maximum of $1,500. Our supporter has named this campaign “Annie Banana’s Scholarship for Needy Puppies and Kitties”. Donations can be made through paypal by using the donation link on the left side of this page or by check at P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080. Thank you for making miracles happen ~ diana
3/18/18 – We already have one lane filled and one sponsorship so get ready to join the fun. This is an event that sells out early so get your reservations in early. You can pay through paypal, just add an additional $1 for every bowler and include the names of the bowlers. Also, if you know of anyone who might want to sponsor a lane, please let me know. Lane Sponsorships are $100 and the sponsors get their names on the score monitor for a minimum of a week. If you don’t want to bowl, just come and join in the fun and the raffles. I always order extra pizzas. Hope to see all of our friends! – diana
3/17/18 – Bring out your inner artist and sign up today for our Painting With A Twist fundraiser — Thursday, May 3, 2018; doors open at 6:30 p.m. A night of laughter, raffles, wine, and hors d’oeuvres. Who knows — your painting might be nice enough to give to mom for mother’s day. diana
3/10/18 – WELCOME with HIBISCUS (on the left) — This is what our participants will be painting at our Painting With A Purpose fundraiser on Thursday, May 3, 2018 (SAVE THE DATE). The event will be at Painting With a Twist at 50336 Schoenherr, Shelby Twp. and will open at 6:30 p.m. On-line sign up will soon be available. You might like to give your mom a special painting, made with love, for Mother’s Day. ~ diana
4 Paws 1 Heart was honored to have been selected by the members of the “100 Women Who Care – Grosse Pointe Area” for their first quarter charity donation. I am proud to be a member and humbled by their belief in our mission. This is an organization which gives its members a great opportunity to make a quarterly donation to charities who might otherwise go un-noticed in this world of mega charities. If you are interested in becoming a member, your commitment is a meeting 4 times a year and at each meeting you will donate $100 to the charity chosen that evening based on a presentation. Their website is: http://100womenwhocare-grossepointe.org/
2/11/18 – Did you get gift cards for Christmas that you can’t use?? Well now you can use them and help save animals at the same time. Go to www.charitygiftcertificates.org and follow the easy steps to donate to 4 Paws 1 Heart by using a store or restaurant gift card. ~ diana
12/28/17 – So, as scheduled, Jacob Savoie and Family met Tony and I at the Macomb County Animal Control Shelter. Unfortunately, Chief Randazzo, who was to meet us and conduct the tour, was called out on an emergency rescue. Thankfully, Ryan stepped up to do the tour. As you can see, we presented Jacob, who raised $1,705 and hundreds of pounds of food which was donated to the Shelter and to 4 Paws 1 Heart for distribution to our rescue partners, with a certificate recognizing him as the 4 Paws 1 Heart “Rescuer of the Year”. Everyone toured the shelter, the young ladies, Brook, Emma, and Aly (Jacob is allergic) spent time playing with some kitties and then — Chief Randazzo returned before we left. There he was with the duck rescued from the freezing waters in Harrison Twp. This very traumatized duck had a fishing line around his legs and he was trapped in the ice. Between the County and Chesterfield Twp, this sweet animal was saved.
A huge thank you to Jacob and his wonderful family who collected so many cans/bottles, blankets, food, and toys. It’s not easy to turn in so many cans/bottles let alone collect them. I also want to thank the City and Township of Armada and the residents who came together to make a difference in the lives of so many animals. This was truly an effort of a family and their community and it could not have been a better Christmas Story (especially with the rescue duck). What we all learned in touring the shelter was to make sure you microchip your pets, a tag or license is not enough. Also, when you adopt an animal, understand that it is a commitment for life. So many of these animals were surrendered or found in horrible conditions. Municipal shelters are not equipped or funded to take on all of the animals ills of the world. They can’t clean up after us and we must all work together to be the caretakers for those sweet souls who God put on this earth. ~ diana
12/27/17 – Today Chief Randazzo of the Macomb County Animal Control Shelter will be giving a tour for the young man who collected bottles, cans, food, and supplies for 4 Paws 1 Heart and the animals we help. Jacob, his mom, and family will be presenting some food and supplies to the shelter and I will have the joy of meeting all of them.
Also, if you are interested in making a difference in the lives of abandoned animals, our calendars are now available. $10 of every calendar sold goes directly to the animals. The calendars are $15 each and if you would like me to mail you one, please add $3 for shipping. Payments can be made through paypal on the left of this page or by mail. If you would like more than one or two, we can make arrangements for delivery. It’s a great way to remind yourself of the many animals whose lives have been saved because of a community who cares.