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Thanks for helping Toronto Cat Rescue!

The grand total of donations made BY YOU for queenie’s cards’ Toronto Cat Rescue Fundraiser is $203.00! Thank you to everyone that donated by pledging directly on the charity challenge site or by purchasing a card through our shop!

Special mentions to the lovely ladies and their businesses for caring about the kitties in our city!

And a shout-out to our queenie’s cards customers and supporters!

  • Erin S.
  • Suzie Y.
  • Susy C.
  • Amy W.
  • Sharyn (I forgot your last name! If you’re reading, leave me a message! Thanks for the very generous surprise donation!)

What an amazing event, you can read about my half-marathon race report here. I look forward to fundraising for more worthy causes next year! All of our proceeds will now continue to support Toronto Animal Services :)


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Happy World Cat Day!

World Cat Day helps raise awareness of the love and companionship given to pet owners from their feline friends. It is celebrated throughout the world, every year on August 8

Courtesy of Toronto Animal Services, who are honouring this occasion with a 2-for-1 cat adoption special so your new kitty can have a friend for life, AND so you will have two devoted furry friends that will love you forever! Really, our two cats are super sweet and affectionate. My husband and I decided to adopt the second cat after realizing Smithers needed a buddy in the house while we were away on vacation weeks at a time, so that’s when we welcomed Lil’ Cheeto Wonton! (I know it’s an odd name but that’s the best part about having an indoor pet, you never have to call out to them in public!). Now, they’re best friends, along with Bowser (our golden retriever — yea, we have a zoo!).

Cheeto on the first day he came home with us. He was so tired from his fun-filled adventure, he quickly made himself comfy on the couch and had a great full night’s rest!

Cheeto and Smithers, brotherly love

According to the CBC, the origin of World Cat Day is unclear, but it dates back to 2002. Here is more info from CBC on this meowy day, and for the 2-for-1 details.

Speaking of kitties, this is a friendly reminder to donate to Toronto Cat Rescue by purchasing a queenie’s card (proceeds will go towards the cause) and/or sponsoring my first 21.1k race on my fundraising page! To give you an idea of what a half-marathon looks like, I’ve mapped out my training course from the East End to uptown at Sheppard/Don Mills. Aye carumba!!!

Half-Marathon Training Route

I’m doing this for all the kitties in Toronto that needs a loving home and you can help! Any contribution is needed and much appreciated! (More info from a previous post). We need more success stories! The 100,000 homeless, abandoned, sick or injured kitties in Toronto need your support!

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Please help queenie’s cards raise funds for Toronto Cat Rescue!

This Sunday October 20 at 8:30am, I will be running my first 21.1k in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Half-Marathon to raise money for Toronto Cat Rescue, a “no-kill, not for profit, 100% volunteer, registered charity [with] all donations go directly towards helping cats in need.”

“Toronto Cat Rescue is often the only hope for a homeless, abandoned, sick or injured cat. We help cats escape situations of abuse, neglect, or imminent euthanasia. We see some terribly sad cases, but happily many of them have positive outcomes thanks to all the caring cat lovers who adopt from us.”

There are 100,000 kitties in the city that need our help! Please consider sponsoring in two ways:

1) Purchase any queenie’s cards from the online store and a generous portion of all proceeds will go towards this campaign until the end of October!
2) Donate on my official fundraising page!

Let’s all lend a hand to help these deserving furry ones find a loving family with lots of cuddles and meow mix! Thank you for your support!

Toronto Cat Rescue Team Page — If you’d like to join the team and raise pledges yourself!
* Toronto Cat Rescue’s blog post — Further details about the event
* All pledges will receive an official tax receipt
* I will tally up the card sales from today until October 31st, 2013 and a percentage of all profits will be pledged by me directly to my official fundraising page. An announcement of the total donation amount will be posted on this blog, Facebook, Twitter, and on our official site.
* Our campaign to support Toronto Animal Services will resume on November 1st, 2013.
* Proceeds of cards purchased at our retailer LEN will continue to support Toronto Animal Services.

Thanks again :)


More info on an updated post here! Included are photos of my kitties and a map of my training route to give you an idea of how far a half-marathon is:

Yikes, that’s a lot of kilometers! But your support by purchasing cards and donating pledges for the cat rescue is what will get me through my first 21.1k race, I’ll be hitting a ton of walls I’m sure.


Thanks for helping Cheeto and Smithers’ furry friends!

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Heart-Felt Thank Yous from Canopy

“Thank you very much Queenie for your active participation and hardworking with Canopy Organization. Much respect to those who participated fully to make this campaign successfully. Nothing we can compensate for your kindness but God will pay you more. I salute everyone.”
– Francis Mwangenga, Program Coordinator, Canopy

That made my heart smile :)

The Mother’s Day Campaign with Canopy continues to prove a huge success and I cannot be more thankful for their appreciation. I hope to collaborate with the team again soon, it was a great experience and I want to contribute by creating more fundraisers for several occasions to come. Many thanks again to everyone that participated and purchased a card to support this amazing cause. Within a short amount of time, we raised additional funds to help the after-school education program at the Kurasini Children’s Home, which is one step closer to achieving Canopy’s mission:

… to improve the academic achievement of orphans attending secondary school in Tanzania so they have a better chance of leading a secure life and contributing to the country’s economic productivity and social development.”

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