The overall goal of BarkitectureCLT is to raise funds and donate them to Charlotte-area animal rescues. Last year, we had an extremely successful event, but when we split the funds (5) ways, we were disappointed in the overall amount going to each rescue. This year, we decided that the best way to maximize the amount donate to each rescue is by choosing only (3) beneficiaries.

We thought last year’s decision to pick (5) was tough, but it was even harder this year to only pick (3) rescues with almost double the amount of essay submissions. It was a very close call, but American Pit Bull Foundation, Carolina Great Pyrenees Rescue, and Harvey’s Heroes came out on top!