At June's Whatever blog party on 6/16, I'm going to be running a raffle to benefit a Brooklyn based group called My Two Dogs who are helping in the clean up of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico area.
All you dog owning New Yorkers, can click on the title which will take you to My Two Dog's website were you can find out when you can go and get your dog groomed for free. All the fur that My Two Dogs collects at these events will be sent to a San Francisco based group who are currently in the Gulf aiding in the clean up of the oil spill called A Matter of Trust. The reason for sending the dog fur to the gulf to help in the clean up is, dog fur and human hair have absorbent properties to it. And dog fur and human hair stuffed into ladies panty hose act like one big safe sponge in the clean up of the oil.
All the money raised at the raffle on June 16th will go towards the transportation of the fur from Brooklyn to the Gulf of Mexico area.
And the stuff you can win includes; VIP passes to this year's Northside Festival, t-Shirts and cds from Wizardry and other hella rad indie rock stuff that everyone wants..Solange Knowles and Rachael Ray will be sooo jealous!
For all you non New Yorkers and people who can't be at the show and want to do your bit to help in the clean up, when you go to get your hair cut make sure you tell your hair dresser you want to donate your excess hair to the clean up effort. And when you get your pet groomed let your groomer know that you want to donate your pet's fur to the clean up effort. Most salons and pet groomers are well aware of groups to send the fur and hair too, if they are not let them know about A Matter of Trust their website is linked below.