Jan 152011
 

Blog the ChangeToday is Blog the Change Day promoted by Be the Change for Animals. Blog the Change Day is a special day for pet bloggers to blog about a cause near and dear to their hearts, inspire the involvement of their readership, and share that vision with the BtC community. This event positively impacts animals and advocates one-on-one.

Blog the Change day is obviously a natural fit for Okey’s Promise, as this whole site is dedicated to a cause and vision that is near and dear to my heart. In fact, I have been asked by other bloggers if they could write about Okey’s Promise for their Blog the Change story today.

Be the Change for Animals also posted the Okey’s Promise video on their Facebook page today. I am VERY grateful.

We have raised $1855.00 in pledges through the Kickstarter fund raising page so far. Although it is still a long ways from the $5000.00 needed, I have a strong belief that we will get there. This project HAS TO HAPPEN. It just has to. Why?

Because it has captured the hearts of too many people not to.

That $1855.00 was pledged by everyday people who care and want to see it happen. Their numbers are growing, as each one pledges in whatever amount they can afford to share. They, and all those who have helped to get the message out, are every much a part of this project as I am.

Okey’s Promise Keepers care about animals. They care about children. They care about making our communities safer for both animals and children. And they recognize the power of art to do just that.

As my good friend Yvonne DiVita said it on her blog Lipsticking today,

Art for a cause exists because people feel art in their heart and soul. It speaks in a language that has no words, needs no words, is only the touch and sense of what you feel. When you are exposed to a painting or performance that vibrates through your whole being, introducing you to colors and sounds and thoughts that you did not know you were capable of thinking, you become one with the art. There is no other way to describe it. The colors are unique to the art. The understanding is unique to the person. The purpose is all encompassing. In this instance, it’s – save the children and the pets, and we save ourselves.

Together, we can make a difference. Together, we can use art to make a promise: to do better for our communities’ children AND their creatures.

Will you join me and the rest of Okey’s Promise Keepers in keeping that promise?

Okey and I thank all those who have joined the cause.

BZTAT

Wanna pledge your support to Okey’s Promise? Every little bit helps! Make your pledge here, and/or grab the widget to put on your website. Thanks for your support!

Please visit all the other Blog the Change blogs!



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  6 Responses to “Okey’s Promise Keepers: Blog the Change”

  1. What a great project. Too many folks do not realize the connection between us all. Whether child, animal or adult, we all share this planet, and we must all coexist in love and peace. What we do to one, we do to all, and ultimately to ourselves.

  2. Great post… Okey’s Promise sounds like a great cause. There is often a connection between animal abuse and domestic violence, and it’s important to recognize that.

    • Thx PF! The more we know about it, the better we are at making all the problems less devastating for all creatures great and small.

  3. I pledged! Good luck getting there – it’s a great cause.

  4. Thanks so much for your support Kyla!

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