ITV Takes a Bath

Who am I? 
My name is Ryan Craddock. I was born and raised in Newburgh, IN and currently live in Evansville. We have a family business on the west side, Craddock Finishing, and I recently started my own business in December '15.

I spent 1 year at IU before transferring back to spend my last 3 years at the University of Evansville where I graduated with a degree in Business Administration.

Why am I here?
If I'm being completely transparent, I had some legal challenges a few years back and had some community service hours to take care of. Being a foster parent with It Take a Village (ITV ) and really aligning with their mission, I felt inclined to spend my time volunteering with their team:

"To work as one in helping homeless dogs irrespective of breed, location or circumstance."

During my time volunteering, not only did I fall in love with the majority of the dogs that came in and out their doors, but I fell in love with the idea of being a part of something bigger than myself - especially in a situation where those dependent on our help (cats/dogs) don't have a voice. 

Given my personality and background, I love identifying problems (or challenges) and finding solutions. 

What are we asking for?
As a volunteer, the majority of our time is spent making sure 2 things are clean: the kennels and the dogs.

Right now, I've yet to identify a short cut for cleaning the kennels and ensuring their environment is clean - so if you've got any ideas outside of a hose, a pooper scooper, and a mop, I'm all ears. With that being said, I recognize there's an opportunity for improvement when taking the dogs into consideration.

My hopes are to raise enough money to be able to purchase and donate something similar to what's pictured below. 

100% of what's pledged will go to ITV . Anything extra will be directly donated to their team to give those most involved the ability to decide and prioritize what the remaining money will be spent on. 

Contributions of even $1 are greatly appreciated. 

I'll personally be matching the first $500

In order to be successful we need a lot of people, making small, reasonable contributions. Unreasonable contributions are also welcomed :)

"Your greatness is not what you have, it's what you give" <3 
  • Phyllis Donahue 
    • $20 
    • 45 mos
  • Shawn Craddock 
    • $25 
    • 45 mos
  • Allie Alexander 
    • $10 
    • 45 mos
  • Ryan Craddock 
    • $130 
    • 45 mos
  • Mike & Kay Clark 
    • $50 
    • 45 mos
See all


Ryan Craddock 
Evansville, IN
It Takes A Village Canine Rescue, Inc. 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.
Learn more
  • #1 fundraising platform

    More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more