Its that time again, BarkitectureCLT 2018 is coming right around the corner. We know you have been so inspired by last year that you have been dreaming of dog houses, well, now is the time to gather the team and put those ideas down on paper.
A design team can be made up of as many or as few people as you like. The only rule is you can spend no more than $250 on the materials to make the house. Don’t have $250, have your company sponsor you! For a donation to us of $250, we will turn it over to you to get started and they can write it off their taxes. Don’t have a company, no worries. We have some amazing community sponsors already lined up waiting to meet you and sponsor your designs as they become a reality.
In addition to a sponsor we want to make sure you have access to some awesome FREE materials so join us July 19th, at 6pm for our first Materials Mixer. Come have a drink and see what materials you can use that wont break the bank. Designs are due July 25th and Building can begin July 26th. If you need a recap of last year check out our gallery, and as always if you have any questions or want to sign up please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you so much to everyone that came out to support our Meet The Rescues event at Dog Bar. We enjoyed getting to know the rescues and the people that work so hard to save lives of unwanted, injured and stray pets in our community. It was so much fun to recap on last year and talk with everyone about the exciting changes and additions for 2018! We are happy to announce that we raised $420.73, which is a great start in the bucket for American Pit Bull Foundation, Carolina Great Pyrenees Rescue and Harvey’s Heroes.
Special thank you goes to Dog Bar Charlotte for hosting us and to our Pack Members we couldn’t do it without you guys!!!
Meet Our Rescues this Saturday at Dog Bar! Join us at Dog Bar in NoDa from 2pm-5pm to meet this year’s benefiting rescue groups. Like free beer? Provide a $5 donation and your first beer is on us! American Pit Bull Foundation, Carolina Great Pyrenees Rescue and Harvey’s Heroes will be there to meet you!
Hey guys, we have super exciting news, BarkitectureCLT is now a registered non profit! With the new status of a 501(c)(3) corporation all donations made to us are now tax deductible. So watch out Charlotte because here we come with a mission to save homeless pets in the area!
It was a VERY close call between the rescue submissions, but in the end, these (3) came on top
Continue reading “Congratulations to Our Rescues!!”
When Tini and Stephanie embarked on this journey we didn’t know if we could pull this off, what to expect or what to do if something didn’t work out. We learned so much last year as we planned, fund raised, hosted events, and organized BarkitectureCLT 2017. We had a blast and most importantly we raised over 3,000 dollars that we donated to the 5 area rescues: American Pit Bull Foundation, Carolina Poodle Rescue, Greater Charlotte SPCA, Great Dane Dane Friends of Ruff Love and Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue. And instead of being exhausted and fed up with all this work we were completely fueled up to keep going (after a drink and a nap of course). We can make it better, bigger and make a bigger impact on saving more dogs in the Charlotte Area.
So… Charlotte, are you ready to do it again?
This year, the big thing we learned is: WE NEED YOU! We as 2 people, can only do so much. We want all of you to let us know what you think, What did you like? What didn’t you like? What could we do better? How can we make more money for our rescues? If you have answers to any of these questions please join us at NoDa Brewery on Thursday March 1st for our first planning/committee meeting for BarkitectureCLT 2018. Bigger. Better. Barkier.
The time is now! Get your friends, co-workers, family or resident artists together..we need you as a designer. The rules are very few. It must cost under $250 to design and build. That’s all. the size, the materiality, and the design is completely up to you!
We will be getting together corporate sponsors for those of you who don’t have a company to back you financially, we will find you one! see so now you have no excuse. Go forth and make something great.
Design ideas are due **August 15th** (yes the deadline has been extended, but it will not be extended again so make sure to get those designs in!) so that we have an idea of how many houses to plan for, stay tuned for the materials mixer, more information to come.
Thank you so much to all the rescues in the area for all the hard work you do. Unfortunately we had to pick only five to be the recipients of Barkitecture CLT 2017
…….drum roll please…………….
American Pit Bull Foundation
Carolina Poodle Rescue
Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love
Greater Charlotte SPCA
Mid Atlantic Pug Rescue
to this exciting event!!!
Be sure to join us on facebook tomorrow at 10am for a huge announcement! I’ll give you a hint, it will involve dog rescues and our favorite place in Charlotte. See you tomorrow!!
We are so excited to bring Barkitecture to Charlotte. Stay tuned for updates and schedules, but for now take a look at ‘What is Barkitecture?’ To find out more about this very exciting event.