A Home for the Holidays

Chelsie (a huge-hearted supporter of animal rescue) and her family have faced a string of terrible luck, including losing a job, losing their insurance, covering medication for her daughter (who has congenital adrenal hyperplasia), and a recent break-in at her home. At a time when most people are dealing with holiday gatherings with family and friends, a bounty of food, and shopping for gifts, Chelsie is dealing with trying to make ends meet in order to avoid eviction from her home. Unless these funds are raised by this Sunday, December 1st, this loving family will be homeless for the holidays.

Help Chelsie and her family (including 2 young kids, a rescue pitbull and mutt, and a litter of foster kitties) stay in their home for the holidays by donating to this cause. She is an extremely talented artist and her wonderful black and white graphite pet portraits are available at 3 different reward levels (see below!).

There is a pressing deadline of THIS Sunday, December 1st, so please donate NOW. You can make a huge difference for this loving family and ensure they have a home for the holidays. Thank you!

Reward level info:

Chelsie does amazing custom black and white graphite portraits of pets. Once a reference photo is delivered, portraits will be completed in the order in which they are received and shipped to you as soon as completed. Here are a few examples of Chelsie's work (the cell phone pictures don't do the art justice):

For the pittie fans, there are 3 available image options of the incredibly hunky Butters the Pitbull by Karin Newstrom Photography for both prints and canvases (final images will not be watermarked). Please state your image choice in the comments section of the donation form. For the diehard Butters fans, collect all 3!

1. "Baby B"

2. "I iz a moose"

3. "Wish upon a star"

For the super model doggies (or kitties or horsies or other pets), 2 sessions with award-winning pet photographer Karin Newstrom are available at a very special rate! This offer (an $1100 value!) includes a 1-2 hour location session for up to 3 pets, travel within 25 miles of Minneapolis, custom image post production, AND the gallery of digital images from your session with rights to print. The session can happen anytime in 2014, subject to availability. To see more of Karin's work, please visit her website.

*Please note: the goal amount for this fundraiser is slightly higher than the amount needed to keep Chelsie in her home, in order to cover material costs for the reward levels and the gofundme processing fees. Please be assured that 100% of proceeds will go to Chelsie and her family!

*Also, images of Butters, when ordered as an 8x10 print, will be cropped to fit that aspect ratio.
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