Tucson, AZ – In early August 2015, Monique Alvarez launched an Indiegogo campaign for the Pop Dogs 2016 Calendar, a project that aims to unite art and dog lovers. Monique and her husband, Derek, decided to create this campaign because they believe that the world needs more art and that it’s important to give back. The family plans to donate 10% of the proceeds to Pima Animal Care Center.
“We are so excited about this project because we can help a great cause in Pima County Animal Care Center while connecting with dog and art lovers,” says Derek Alvarez, “We adopted our dog, Charlie Parker, from a shelter in Colorado almost seven years ago and he’s like a child to us. My older son Sam adores dogs, ours included, and I thought painting a series of dogs would be fun.”
Monique had the idea to turn it into a contest where proud pet lovers could submit their dog and story. So far, they have received thirty-five submissions at last count through their Facebook event and are accepting them through August 22nd. On August 23rd they will announce the twelve winners and Derek will paint a portrait of each one, which will be turned into the Pop Dogs 2016 Calendar.
“Pima Animal Care Center is committed to providing timely service to residents and compassionate care to animals, while working to support public safety, find homes for homeless animals and educate the community about responsible pet ownership,” explains Monique, “We know firsthand how much joy a dog can bring to a family and we want to help make this happen for families and pets in our community.”
In exchange for pledging to the project, backers can gain access to a variety of rewards including one full color 8×11 2016 Pop Dogs Wall Calendar for $30, one 2016 Pop Dogs Wall Calendar signed by Derek Alvarez for $35, and more! Backers can also pledge one signed 11×14 print (you choose from the 12 winning dogs) for $50, signed 2016 Pop Dogs Wall Calendars for you and four friends for $150, and even a custom pet portrait of your own beloved furbaby plus one signed calendar for $500.
For more information, please visit the Indiegogo page here or contact the creator below.
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Company Name: Monique Alvarez
Contact Person: Pop Dogs 2016 Calendar
Country: United States