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AndyKoh 03-20-2011 10:51 PM

PetFinder.my 3rd Anniversary Charity Fair 2011
 
Dear Members,

PetFinder.my's 3rd Anniversary Celebration.. April 23 & 24!

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Calling out to all animal lovers - Join PetFinder.my and leading animal welfare NGOs at Sunway Pyramid on April 23 & 24, 12pm - 8pm!

In conjunction with PetFinder.my's 3rd anniversary, we will be organizing a fund raising and awareness event, with the participation of SPCA Selangor, PAWS, HOPE, Save A Stray, Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better, Paws Mission and AnimalCare.

Exclusive art & craft merchandise for sale include personalized mugs, cushions, t-shirts, engraved pet tags, animal mousepads, magic keychains and art pieces, where proceeds are donated to charity. Exciting activities and contests will be held throughout the day, with alluring prizes and giveaways.

To kick-start the event, we have partnered with HeartBeat.my to introduce a month-long online donation drive, where 50% of their sales from PetFinder.my members will be donated to this charity fair. So, if you are unable to attend the event, you can still conveniently contribute at the comfort of your home!

Don't miss out on the opportunity to have fun and help the homelesss animals. Invite all your friends to the event, the more the merrier!

For more information, please visit http://www.PetFinder.my/CharityFair2011/ or click on the Event link at the top of the page.

To invite your Facebook friends, click here:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=200572606633755


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POST-EVENT UPDATE

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The PetFinder.my 3rd Anniversary Charity Fair at Sunway Pyramid has arrived at a happy and satisfying closure after a long and exhausting weekend on April 23 & 24, 2011! The event successfully raised a total of RM20,000 in cash donations and sold over RM20,000 in charity merchandise, putting huge smiles on the faces of all participating NGOs, merchants and volunteers.

Thousands of people thronged the 1,300 square feet event area at Sunway Pyramid's Orange Wing, LG2 to catch 7 of Malaysia's leading animal welfare groups in action - PAWS, SPCA Selangor, HOPE, Save A Stray, Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better, Paws Mission and AnimalCare. Each NGO arrived well-prepared, armed with presentation boards, brochures and laptops to spread their messages, as well as attractive assortments of charity merchandise to raise further funds.

Merchants also generously participated to provide visitors with a wide array of art & craft items, donating their sales proceeds to charity. Furrenz.com, the event's co-organizer, proved to be the hottest merchant booth, with a strong flow of customers ordering elegantly-engraved pet tags. Other merchandise available include HeartBeat.my's personalized mugs, cushions and shirts; Da Vinci Creative Kid's magic keychains and recyclable bags; Henry Cats & Friend's animal mouse pads and pens; Petster Magazine's T-shirts; Cake Pantry's animal-shaped cupcakes and cookies; and BeadsCraftz's fridge magnets.

The adorable animal mascots became the center of attraction, padding around the area appealing for donations with their heart-melting eyes. MDDB's mascot wearing two strap-on donation cylinders and HOPE's mascot spotting a miniature Christmas hat on its head were irresistible, perpetually drawing in donors and photographers alike. PetFinder.my surprised the crowd with the largest animal mascot - a volunteer dressed up in a cute Husky dog suit.

The event was complemented by an exciting line-up of performances - Kristal Ho and Clement Chan's inspiring duets; Rubini and Pet N You's eye-opening pet obedience demonstrations; Fawn and Groovy's brilliantly-choreographed doggy dance; Angela An's sweet singing; Dr.Loh's informative animal welfare talk and doggy parade; Caught Red-Handed's powerful band gig; Living Arts Dance Studio's jazz and hip-hop dances energetically performed by kids; Mr.Loh's skillful American tap dancing; and of course, PetFinder.my's joyous birthday celebration with a delightfully-crafted cake courtesy of Cake Pantry. Besides arranging the majority of performances, Save A Stray, the event's co-organizer also dazzled up the charity fair with colorful clowns and helium balloons, in co-operation with Sunway College students. Further spicing up the event was Andrew, the funny and charismatic emcee that expertly coordinated the activities and reigned in large crowds.

PetFinder.my's charity fair reached a successful closure at 9pm on Sunday, when the collected cash donations were summed up and distributed to the deserving NGOs. A tiring but extremely fruitful weekend where the event's objectives were successfully accomplished - raising funds and awareness for Malaysia's homeless animals.

PetFinder.my would like to sincerely thank everyone for their hard work and effort in making this event a success, especially the co-organizers, NGOs, merchants, sponsors, volunteers, performers and donors. Below are a list of selfless and dedicated PetFinder.my volunteers that have expended a huge amount of saliva and legwork to appeal for funds or helped with various logistics during the event, in alphabetical order: Alice Lim, Annaliea, Andrew Wong, Andy Low, Bell Xun, Christine Chong, Chow, Don Thneah, Ewilly, Han Sheng, Hiba, Jia Yuh, Joyce Daniel, Joanne, June, Jun Hao, Kathlin Lee, KC Lim, Kevin Khoo, Khairul, Luna, Mun, Shan Hui, Siew Leng, Siew Yen, Sze Kaye, Yee Leng and Yie Shiang.

Generous sponsors for the Charity Fair are: Sunway Pyramid, i-Hotel, Henry Cats & Friends, U R My Pet House, PetsMore, Casa, PetMySite.com, Mr.Tatzai & Ms.Sasa The Charitable Pugs, Schneizen The Generous Schnauzer and HeadShot.

Further thanks to Josephine Wong, Jennifer Chay, Mei Yee, Jeremy, Ellen Whyte, Novita Solihin, Amanda Coffin, Jo-Ann, Henry Wee and all the kind people that have helped spread the word, donated to the charities or contributed in any way for this event.

Event Photo Album on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/fb...43.48848050023

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Video Highlights:
http://vimeo.com/22871627

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BellXun 03-25-2011 12:16 PM

Re: PetFinder.my 3rd Anniversary Charity Fair 2011
 
Helo Andy,

If you are short on volunteers to help out. you can get me. I am free during that time.

It's been a long time. hehehe

Best regards,
Bell

AndyKoh 03-25-2011 01:24 PM

Re: PetFinder.my 3rd Anniversary Charity Fair 2011
 
Good to hear from you, Bell!

That would be great, thank you for volunteering! I am sourcing for experienced volunteers for this event, and you are definitely one of them {wink}

I'll get in touch with you early next month with further details on the tasks and guidelines ya.

kairul 04-13-2011 09:14 AM

Re: PetFinder.my 3rd Anniversary Charity Fair 2011
 
can't wait, can't wait... hahah {victory}

wasghl 04-13-2011 04:53 PM

Re: PetFinder.my 3rd Anniversary Charity Fair 2011
 
I would like to offer myself in giving helps to the charity event, but seems like im not qualified enough as im a freshie... ^.^

I will be attending the fair, see you guys soon!!! =)

BellXun 04-13-2011 05:06 PM

Re: PetFinder.my 3rd Anniversary Charity Fair 2011
 
wasghl,

No worries la... i am sure freshies can join us too, to help.

As long as u have the hands, heart and time to help, U can help us.

Right Andy?

Just send Andy a PM wasghl.


Bell

AndyKoh 04-13-2011 05:42 PM

Re: PetFinder.my 3rd Anniversary Charity Fair 2011
 
Hi Wasghl,

Yes, please PM me your contact name, number, date/time of availability and any experience in volunteering for pet events.

We'll then check our volunteer schedule and get back to you. Thank you!

wasghl 04-14-2011 04:52 PM

Re: PetFinder.my 3rd Anniversary Charity Fair 2011
 
Dear BellXun & Andy,

Thanks much for you guys' warm welcome!!!
Andy, i will pm to you in a short while, pls do consider me whether im qualified o not!!
Thanks!!! ^^

Furrenz.com 04-21-2011 03:23 AM

Re: PetFinder.my 3rd Anniversary Charity Fair 2011
 
Furrenz.com will be there with our own booth where we will be selling pet ID tags. So come on down and visit our booth and grab our gorgeous ID tags for your furkids! Also on special sale that day will be animal-themed jewelery. Hope to see you there!

http://forums.petfinder.my/picture.p...pictureid=4643

vivienlpl 04-24-2011 06:42 PM

Re: PetFinder.my 3rd Anniversary Charity Fair 2011
 
petfinder's event photos :)

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/fb...7&l=478032f23a

kairul 04-25-2011 09:15 AM

Re: PetFinder.my 3rd Anniversary Charity Fair 2011
 
vivien, i saw u... but u didn't see me! haha

n btw, the event was a success! had a lot of fun n lotsa new friends... bell, kathlin, christine, kc, siew leng, andy with spectacles, joanne n others...n old friends, mun, alice, hiba... haha... love y'all!

vivienlpl 04-25-2011 01:28 PM

Re: PetFinder.my 3rd Anniversary Charity Fair 2011
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kairul (Post 95284)
vivien, i saw u... but u didn't see me! haha

n btw, the event was a success! had a lot of fun n lotsa new friends... bell, kathlin, christine, kc, siew leng, andy with spectacles, joanne n others...n old friends, mun, alice, hiba... haha... love y'all!

wah why you never come say hi to me...i was actually looking out for you but i couldnt find you...but anyway the dogs got my attention more hahahaa

AndyKoh 04-25-2011 04:25 PM

Re: PetFinder.my 3rd Anniversary Charity Fair 2011
 
Hi guys!

Thank you so much for helping out.. the event was really successful and the crowd was awesome. I am so tired now I feel like collapsing {wink}

I am waiting on photos and videos from our volunteers, then I'll create a post-event announcement for it..

Our charity fair has raised a total of RM20k and NGO merchandise sales is expected to be around RM15k (awaiting finalization).. really happy man!

dog is my buddy 04-25-2011 05:52 PM

Re: PetFinder.my 3rd Anniversary Charity Fair 2011
 
Andy,
Everyone done well for support.

kairul 04-25-2011 05:55 PM

Re: PetFinder.my 3rd Anniversary Charity Fair 2011
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by vivienlpl (Post 95290)
wah why you never come say hi to me...i was actually looking out for you but i couldnt find you...but anyway the dogs got my attention more hahahaa

i wanna say hi but I was busy soliciting money from the crowds...haha.. gud business maa.. haha..

n andy, that's a good amount! walawei!!! congrats 2 all! haha{good}

vivienlpl 04-25-2011 09:30 PM

Re: PetFinder.my 3rd Anniversary Charity Fair 2011
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kairul (Post 95295)
i wanna say hi but I was busy soliciting money from the crowds...haha.. gud business maa.. haha..

n andy, that's a good amount! walawei!!! congrats 2 all! haha{good}

what soliciting money..aiyoh yoh ...no wonder can get so much LOL..

anyway congrats to all esp to andy and his team for this event....

NGOs must be really happy and most importantly to create awareness to our public {good}

hiba90 04-25-2011 10:48 PM

Re: PetFinder.my 3rd Anniversary Charity Fair 2011
 
get some rest Andy! sleep like for 3 days straight or something :P Good job on organizing this event! well done! looking forward to the next event :)

AndyKoh 04-26-2011 12:22 AM

Re: PetFinder.my 3rd Anniversary Charity Fair 2011
 
Thanks Hiba, good to see you again and you were a great help! Looking forward to partying with you guys again :)

Maneki Neko 04-26-2011 07:44 AM

Re: PetFinder.my 3rd Anniversary Charity Fair 2011
 
Congratulations! Those numbers are fantastic, and how to even calculate how much people's awareness of animal welfare was heightened??

I also read Chan Kah Yein's account of the weekend on her blog, and it does sound great but also exhausting. Rest up, everyone! {good}{good}

AndyKoh 04-26-2011 11:13 AM

Re: PetFinder.my 3rd Anniversary Charity Fair 2011
 
Thank you, Amanda! Wish you could join us there! And your Trivia questions helped distribute freebies and attract crowds like hot cakes {wink}

Yes I read Dr.Chan's nice blog too, she's very quick in posting updates. Here they are to share with the rest:

http://www.myanimalcare.org/2011/04/...l-day-one.html

http://www.myanimalcare.org/2011/04/...l-day-two.html


Our official photos and videos are coming soon!


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