This week I would like to share a very personal story. After just over 18 years of unconditional, furry love and joy, we had to make the very difficult decision to put our little doggie “Rufus” to sleep. He was such an inspiration to our family, and we are reminded of how great a gift animals are in our lives. His precious memory will live in our hearts forever….

Rufus came into our lives in 2005 through the Arizona Humane Society (AHS). They were my very first client for Charity Charms and we had a large jewelry and charm display at their annual event “Compassion for Fashion. Unbeknownst to me, my husband saw Rufus, fell in love, and entered my name in a drawing to win him. I WON!!! He just looked like a Rufus so we never changed his name. And, we never realized the change our lives would undergo with our first puppy:)…..transformative and full of love. He has been featured as a member of the Charity Charms team for years and was affectionately know as our CPO: Cute Puppy Officer. Rufus even had his own charms made!

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Thank you to our very special charity friend, Best Friends Animal Society, for the grief support and memorials provided through Angels Rest. If you experience the loss of your pet they can be a huge support. In Celebration of Rufus and all the precious pets that enrich our lives we are sharing 5 awesome organizations helping animals through the power of charms.

Best Friends Animal Society on a Mission to Save Them All!

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Charity Charms has a long standing history with the team at Best Friends Animal Society. We have participated in their fundraising events, visited their headquarters, and continue to create items for use in their online store. Best Friends is on a mission to save them all and ensure that each and every one of our furry friends finds a loving home. The items in their store help fund their mission and critical programs, and you can even remember a furry friend who has passed away like we mentioned above.

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Heidi’s Village & Their Fully Branded Line of Jewelry

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When working with nonprofits we know the importance of not only helping them stand out from the crowd, but helping their supports spread the word about their favorite organization through word of mouth. This typically means creating styles and products that suit a variety of different people but all featuring the signature feel, colors, and especially the logo, of the charity. For Heidi’s Village we created signature stone bracelets with their logo colors and earth tones incorporated, our popular Caring Cords and GivingBands in their brand colors, and Charm Fobs – a elevated version of a typical key chain. Another addition to the line is the sterling silver necklace featuring their logo charm. Everything came with custom carding and packaging to complete the look. All of which will help Heidi’s Village raise the important funds they need to keep beloved pets safe, healthy, and on the road to finding a loving home.

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The Phoenix Zoo Auxiliary’s Legacy Program

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The Phoenix Zoo first came in contact with Charity Charms in 2007 while looking for an innovative fundraising vehicle. A beautiful sterling silver zebra charm was created for members of the Auxiliary to wear and sell to raise funds. Each year, the zoo introduced a new animal charm. To date, seven animal charms have been created including the zebra, an orangutan, giraffe, oryx, elephant, tiger, and rhino! The Phoenix Zoo Auxiliary was formed in 1961 and is the Zoo’s oldest fundraising organization. Since it began, before the zoo even opened it’s doors, the Auxiliary has contributed over $3 million in funding for various projects. You can find members throughout the Zoo at any event, leading a field trip, or simply greeting guests. They wear their signature iconic zebra stripe vests making them easy to spot. This group of accomplished women is still going strong through hard work, dedication, and upholding the mission to raise funds for the Zoo, education, and conservation.

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The SPCA International’s Fundraising & Thank You Gifts!

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Through our creative alliance we brought to life signature products that would define their brand and engage their supporters. SPCA International chose 3 styles for a variety of audiences. They loved our signature paw charm and chose to customize the back with their logo on two of the items (A dog collar charm and a CharmFob). For their 3rd item, they chose unisex Caring Cords. With the Caring Cords they turned their adorable dog and cat logo into it’s own mini charm. Careful consideration of their brand colors, black and red, was taken with product design and the custom message card that accompanies every product. They were given to shelter partners all over the country during shelter trips as a token of our appreciation for doing amazing work to help stray animals in tough conditions worldwide. They were also used for our fundraisers where supporters could purchase them as a donation towards the organization.

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Canine Companions for Independence Helping to Give a Dog a Job

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We had the pleasure of creating dog collar charms for Canine Companions for Independence. Their campaign to “Give a Dog a Job” brings awareness to their program and these charms help provide assistance dogs to owners. The collar charms feature their dog logo charm and can easily be attached to any dog collar with the large lobster clasp. The collar charms are a unique way to brand their cause and keep Canine Companions top of mind for their supporters. They returned to create a unique and special Charma Power beaded bracelet featuring their signature blue and yellow brand colors and their adorable 3d service dog charm!

Causes of all kinds can benefit from using charms and charming branded items to unite their supporters, bond their community, or even raise the critical funds they need to do their incredible work. Our team works with you from the beginning to identify your goals and create a meaningful token that will be bring your success.


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