Hampton-based nonprofit launches shoe drive to save stray dogs

HAMPTON, Va. -- The Tanzie Project, Inc. (TTP), a 501(c)(3) public charity based in Hampton, Virginia, is conducting a shoe collection drive throughout Virginia from now until Sept. 25, 2016, to raise funds for stray dogs in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Tanzie is a street dog rescued from Sarajevo, and now lives in Hampton. She is on a mission to raise awareness and help save Bosnia's street dogs. The shoe drive will not only help Tanzie raise money to save more of her stray Bosnian "fur friends," but will also help developing countries.

Anyone can help Tanzie in her efforts by donating gently worn, used or new shoes - all types of shoes are acceptable, but must be in wearable condition (must not have holes, tears, rips, etc.).

Hampton Roads community members can donate shoes at Magruder Tabb Animal Clinic, Anytime Fitness Hampton, and the Langley Air Force Base Exchange. Donations will also be collected in Charlottesville and Leesburg.

Other than donating shoes, people wanting to help support this fundraiser can:
• Volunteer to set up a collection point in your area, whether at a nearby business or your workplace.
• "Pledge a Bag," where you "pledge" to fill a bag with 25 pairs of shoes.
We are also looking for more businesses and people to sponsor more collection points. Interested businesses can contact us to host a collection box.

TTP will earn funds based on the number of pairs collected, and our goal is 2,500 pairs. Donated shoes will be purchased by Funds2Orgs, a nonprofit that helps impoverished people start, maintain and grow businesses in developing countries.

For more information or to help our cause, please contact us at info@thetanzieproject.org, and help spread the word by sharing this information from our social media pages.

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