Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Public Relations and Me... Weeee!

Long time, no blogging! I've been incredibly busy volunteering for the local dog rescue that I so adore. NY Abandoned Angels Rescue hosted an amazing fundraising event on May 17th in midtown Manhattan and I was lucky enough to be on the event committee. Grammy award winner Roberta Flack sang for the crowd and NY1 Society Reporter George Whipple even came to cover the event. WOOT!

I put my press release writing skills to the test by writing one for the event. It got picked up by several media outlets including on Hamptons.com! Here's a copy of the release:

NY Abandoned Angels Rescue To Hold Cocktail Party Fundraising Event

Local Dog Rescue Hopes to Raise Money to Help Dogs In Need

New York City - Abandoned Angels Cocker Spaniel Rescue, Inc. dba NY Abandoned Angels Rescue (NYAAR), a Queens-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and rehoming of Cocker Spaniels and other breeds, will host their first annual cocktail party fundraising event on Tuesday, May 17th from 6-9pm at Sky Top Terrace in Manhattan.

The event will feature DJ Phoenix, a wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres, vodka and tequila bars, and goodie bags. Attendees will also have the chance to meet several dogs that are currently available for both adoption and fostering. Corporate sponsors of the event include Sotheby's International Realty, TF Cornerstone, Winick Realty, MetLife Home Loans, Hill's Science Diet, Royal Canin Dog Food, among others.

"Most of the dogs that we rescue are seniors or have medical problems and their chances of being adopted right out of the shelter are slim to say the least," said Dolores Rodrigues, founder, NY Abandoned Angels Rescue. "Our hope is that dog lovers from across the tri-state area will come to our fundraiser to support our rescue so that we can continue to save the countless other dogs that need our help."

A silent auction will also be held at the event with items donated by companies such as Chelsea Piers, Fresh Direct, Kiehl's, Madame Paulette, Mediabistro, Apple Seeds, The Salty Paw, The Institute of Culinary Education, Tribeca Grill, and more.

The event is scheduled to take place on the rooftop of 505 West 37th Street in Manhattan. Single tickets cost $100.00 and Junior tickets for individuals under the age of 25 are $75.00. Tickets may be purchased via PayPal on the rescue's website at www.nyabandonedangels.com, or by check mailed to NY Abandoned Angels Rescue, P.O. Box 545426, Flushing, NY 11354. Donations* in any amount will also be graciously accepted and appreciated. *All donations are tax-deductible.

About NY Abandoned Angels Rescue (NYAAR)
NY Abandoned Angels Rescue (NYAAR) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the rescue and re-homing of Cocker Spaniels and other dog breeds in need of loving forever homes. NYARR will not reject any dog due to age or health reasons and often accepts dogs with temperament and/or medical issues. The rescue relies solely on donations whether through adoptions or the generosity of the public to help pay for the veterinary care of sick, physically disabled, and behaviorally challenged dogs. To date, NYAAR has rescued over 1,500 dogs.