Just got another phone call from St. Louis, where I had approached the Humane Society of Missouri (a l-o-n-g time ago, now) about donating a portrait to benefit Long Meadow Rescue Ranch. This is the group who was unaware of the letter I wrote them because a careless former (thank heaven it’s a “former”) employee stuffed it in their desk and left it there. Anyhow, they have a fund-raising event coming up in September, and would like the portrait for that event. So I’ll be waiting for emailed photographs to appear, then I can get going on this new, long-awaited adventure.
I’m still looking around for deserving rescue groups to be recipients of donated portraits, but I sure hope my history of failed communications (it’s happened with two different groups) doesn’t repeat itself. I feel like a nag (oh dear, another awful pun) sometimes, sending out follow-up offer letters, but both groups were so happy to finally connect with me that I know I have to put my hesitation aside and keep up the effort.
THANK YOU (in advance) for donating to Longmeadow’s fundraiser. They do great work out there!
Yes, Ginny–I used to donate a good chunk of money when I had a real job–but now this is the way I contribute and I hope it brings even more money than my old donations did! I spent childhood years in St. Louis, so I have an attachment to the place, and love what they’re doing at Longmeadow.