Last Wednesday I launched my fourth brick fundraiser. The bricks are such a wonderful way to raise money for the rescue work here because each one represents an animal or animals deeply loved by a human being somewhere. The walk is filling up. This time and maybe one more and we will have a completed Walkway. If you are interested in purchasing a brick, you can read all about how to do it below or you can click on the picture of the brick near the top of my sidebar.
You can order a brick with text only or you can have text and a picture. The brick with text only is $50.00 and the brick with text and picture is $55.00.
You can go to *Polar Engraving yourself and look around. The brick color I’ve chosen is Impressions #9 (beige). It shows up the best on the ground. You can browse through the clip art to see if you would like to add a picture or symbol. There are pictures of cats and pictures of dogs. There are many other pictures and symbols, too. (I used an angel on my sample brick.) To look at clip art: At the website, go to the far right and click on the sixth choice in that column (it has a picture of a butterfly and says Symbols & Clipart). Scroll down to browse through your choices. Some of the categories are Animals, Nature, Religious Symbols, and Miscellaneous. If you want a wider selection of dogs or cats to choose from, scroll all the way down and you will have the option to click on NEXT. That will take you to the page of additional cat and dog choices. These are actually pictures of particular breeds, but you might find something that fits. Or - you might prefer a sunburst (under Special Activities) or a heart (under Miscellaneous), etc.
Here are the steps to order your brick.
1. Email me with your text (and picture if you’re choosing one). Email address is email@example.com Bricks can have one, two, or three lines of text. If you are ordering a text-only brick, each line can have up to 18 characters/spaces. (You can squeeze in up to 20, but 18 or less is recommended for the best look.) Bricks with text and picture can have up to 15 characters/spaces per line.
2. Make your donation. I have a paypal donate button at the top of the sidebar. Or, you can email me and ask for my home address if you prefer to send a check. Donation for a text-only brick is $50. Donation for a text-and-picture brick is $55.
I will collect orders through November 1. Then I will place my order with Polar Engraving. When the bricks arrive here, I will take pictures of them as I have with the previous orders. I should receive the bricks before Christmas. If your brick is a Christmas gift for someone else, I will send you a picture via email of the brick. You can use it in an email holiday greeting, or print off and put in a card or box for the recipient. Of course, I will do the stories behind the bricks again for anyone who wants to send me that information. I will put those stories on the blog starting after the holidays.
Whether you’re getting a brick for a pet still “in the fur”, for a cherished pet who has moved on, to have your blog represented, or as a gift for friend or family, remember this. The Walkway is a very permanent means of memorialization. The Walkway is already SO special. You’ve witnessed through the stories just how treasured those animals are. But there is something else that I don’t want you to lose sight of. Once I pay Polar Engraving and Paypal takes their cut, every penny of donation money helps me keep this rescue going. The costs are big - food, kitty litter, vet bills, spays and neuters, travel costs for transports. There are LOTS of reasons to purchase a brick. In fact, here’s a brand new one: