ANNOUNCEMENT! Introducing my new charity...

I've been waiting to make this announcement for what seems like forever... I have started my very own non-profit organisation! I am so so excited to introduce to you 'Cat Tee Mission'! The website will be live next week and the reason I'm posting this before I have a website is because this blog, 'The Purr Diaries', will be transferred over to my new domain (which will be http://www.catteemission.com/) - so you be able to find me here no longer...

What is Cat Tee Mission you may be asking? Well let me tell you a little about my mission and why I started my own non-profit org. I have always loved cats, I think from birth. My mum recently told me that even when I was a baby the neighbour's cat used to come over to our place and sit and just hang out with me. But over the last few years especially, I've been searching for ways to help cats in need more than just my regular donations. So came the birth of SarahLovesCats, my Etsy store in which I sell artworks and donate proceeds to Cat Protection Society. But I still felt this wasn't enough...

So after being hugely inspired by Teal Cat Project and other keen fundraisers, I racked my brain for ages, and then finally came up with the idea of selling cute kitty tee shirts with 100% of profits going to cat rescue groups. So I started designing. I even asked for opinions on cat drawings on my FB page without people knowing what it was for. I have since come up with 4 different designs that are actually already on sale via Spreadshirt and will be linked to my website next week.

Here's a close up of the designs:
Pretty cute huh?! They come in all sorts of sizes, fabrics and colours for men, women, kids and toddlers and you can buy them now! Or, wait until next week when Cat Tee Mission is officially launched. 
I've done quite a bit of work setting this whole thing up, including a photo shoot with one of my gorgeous ex-students Stephanie Bavcangiovski! Check her out, we even managed to find a few cats!
I've also spent a lot of time organising agreements with cat rescue groups around the world who we'll be assisting. That's right, we'll be saving cats AROUND THE WORLD! 20% each (100% of the profits in total) will be donated to the following 5 charities who work in the areas of rehoming unwanted cats and/or TNR. From Australia: CatRescue and Cat Protection Society. From the US: PawsWatch. From the UK: Cat and Kitten Care. And from Africa: Cat Protection Society of Namibia. I'm so proud to announce these partnerships with groups who are doing such great things for cats!
I hope you will all continue to read my blog over at catteemission.com (from next week) and I hope you'll support my cause and buy a tee or two for yourself or your cat-loving loved ones! They'd make a great gift for a cat lover of any age! You can also join Cat Tee Mission on Facebook and Twitter, share us on FB, or blog about us to help get the word out. (I'll also still be keeping The Purr Diaries Facebook page active!) I'm more than keen to do interviews for blogs or whatever else so shoot me an email if you'd like to do that: catteemission@hotmail.com.
Thanks again for all the support and I look forward to continuing to share my journey with you!
Sarah
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