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Another successful Garage Sale
Sunday, August 23, 2009

Wow! That was a lot of work. However, we had A LOT of stellar volunteers to help and make it a fun day. Special thanks to: Madde (Ozzy's grandma) for her organizational and presentation talents, Chaz (Ozzy's dad) for providing the workers with lunch, Andy (our webmaster) for his super sales skills, and Stella, our newest volunteer extraordinare! Of course, a ton of gratitute goes to our fantastic board, Matt, Jenny, and Sheila, for their unwavering support. Lastly, thank yous go to Jules & Li Li for their unbridled excitement and Cooper & Dreyfus (both of the canine persuasion) for guarding the whole operation.

We raised a little over $400 in this garage sale. The proceeds will benefit animals that are dealing with a health crisis. To date, we have been able to help five dogs (about one a month), who are doing quite well, thanks to the loving care of their guardians.

I met an incredible woman named Kathleen at our garage sale (through Stella, who has known her for a while), who is quite linked in to the Whittier animal community. I think the Ozzy Foundation will be able to do some great things by collaborating with both Kathleen and Stella and their circle of people.

Although we will likely slow down a bit from now until the end of the year, we will take the time to celebrate an incredible 2009 and gear up for a productive 2010. If any of you out there have ideas about how we can make an even bigger impact in 2010, please contact us!

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Charity Garage Sale a Success!
Sunday, March 1, 2009

The Ozzy Foundation Charity Garage Sale took place on Saturday, February 28th. I am overwhelmed with the amount of support that we received. First, the members of the board of directors went above and beyond the call of duty with their hard work. Matt even dragged his visiting mom to help set up Friday and run the sale on Saturday! Jen & Sheila were invaluable, bringing family members to help out, too. Chaz did an amazing job feeding the troops!

One exciting part of this fundraiser was meeting neighbors who became new Ozzy Foundation supporters and connecting with neighbors who already are supporters. Thank you all for your donations and words of encouragement.

We were able to raise a good chunk of change in this fundraiser, which will allow us to help more pet guardians pay for vet bills. The great news is that our historic neighborhood's annual neighborhood garage sale will take place on March 28th! So any treasure that did not find a home this past Saturday will be available for sale at the end of this month (same place - 6202 Friends Avenue).

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