WHO WE ARE
A Voice for the Voiceless
It all started with a stray dog who changed our lives. His unconditional love and loyalty sparked a desire to help homeless pets and an idea to do so. We thought, "We want to help and we know a lot of other people do to. What if we could create a pathway for people to give what they can? Maybe it's their time. Maybe it's a financial donation or a gift certificate from their small business. Everyone has something to give so let's gather everyone's gift and put it all together for a larger outcome." And here we are! Charlie & Friends is driven by a single goal; to make the world a better place for animals in need. Our mission is to support organizations that rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home homeless pets. We do this by hosting community events while promoting and supporting local, small businesses. We then donate 100% of the proceeds to the care of homeless pets. We are all about taking action. This starts with education. We strive to bring the community together for a common good and ultimately help neglected, abused, and otherwise forgotten pets find their forever homes.
Making A Difference
Charlie & Friends creates pathways for anyone to make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable. The work we do at our Non-Profit Organization is aimed at providing support to fellow non profit organizations who directly rescue abused, neglected, and forgotten animals. We are advocates. We are a voice for those without one. We are a community. We strive to make the work of rescue financially easier for those who rescue. As always, 100% of proceeds directly benefit homeless pets, helping to move them along their journey to a forever home.
See a sample of some of the work we've done below:
2021 SWING INTO RESCUE
October 9, 2021 | Pittsburgh North Golf Club
Adoptable pups from Paws Across Pittsburgh enjoyed much attention while golfers played for a cause and other supporters tuned in virtually! This event allowed us to donate over $11,000 to Paws Across Pittsburgh and Butler County Humane Society!
2020 SWING INTO RESCUE
October 10, 2020
This event allowed us to: donate over $7,000.000 between Butler County Humane Society and Paws Across Pittsburgh, support local businesses, and raise awareness on the importance of animal advocacy!
SWING INTO RESCUE
October 7, 2019 | Cranberry Highlands Golf Course
We broke our $10,000 total donation mark at this event! Community members enjoyed a day of golf, sponsored by multiple local small businesses, as well as silent auction packages made up from local goodies! 100% proceeds were donated equally to Butler County Humane Society and Tracy's Dogs.
BRUNCH FOR PAWS
September 15, 2018 | The Haven at Cranberry Woods
People from the community came together to enjoy an afternoon of food, cocktails, music, and silent auction items. Guests visited with adoptable pets from The Butler County Humane Society and Boone from Joey's Paw made an appearance! As a result, we donated $1,000.00 to Tracy's Dogs and $1,000.00 to The Butler County Humane Society.
2017 BASKET BASH
November 5, 2017 | PRESS bistro
What a night! Over 60 local and national organizations donated goods, services, and prizes to be won. This event allowed us to donate $2227.00 to two animal rescues, Tracy's Dogs and Humane Society of Cambria County. With that money, Tracy's Dogs was able to vet 17 homeless dogs before finding them forever homes. The Humane Society of Cambria County used the donation to pay for vet bills of injured and ill pets. Every life saved is a miracle!
LEXXIE'S 11TH BIRTHDAY: AN ACT OF KINDNESS
April 29, 2017 | Stuido P.M. with Natalie
Lexxie is a selfless girl who opened her birthday celebration to the community with the goal of raising money for animals in need! Lexxie's idea and compassion resulted in a $240 donation to Tracy's Dogs as well as a haul of food and materials to her local Humane Society. We love Lexxie's giving spirit! What an inspiration!
2016 BASKET PARTY
October 30, 2016 | The Boulevard Grill
An evening of food, drink, giveaways, and music made for fun had by all! This was the kickoff event for Charlie & Friends and a successful start. A total of $1500.00 was raised and donated toward our mission.