Giving Back

Did you know that each time you purchase from Lucy Lou's Designs, you're actually helping us to assist a local dog rescue? Lucy Lou's partners with Swamp Haven, a local rescue who provides short-term care for dogs in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia.  The kind folks who run Swamp Haven work diligently to help dogs find their perfect forever homes each and every day. They take care of the dogs, feed them, and make sure all of their veterinary needs are taken care of.  As you can imagine, this is not only a lot of work, but it is very costly!  Because Swamp Haven runs solely on donations, we wanted to find a way to give back to these generous people who put their heart and soul into caring for these dogs.  As a dog-lover, it breaks my heart to see these fur babies without homes and without collars and leashes during their transition to finding a new home.  That is why we have donated hundreds of collars and leashes for their staff to use.  Once dogs are adopted, we also provide each family with their first collar completely free!  We do this because we want to give back to those who open their hearts and homes to dogs who otherwise may not see tomorrow! With that said, we couldn't do all of this without your continued support.  From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for helping us to help them!
 

"Live to Give"

 

At LLD, one of our mottos is, "It's a blessing to be a blessing." We truly feel that there is ALWAYS something more we can do to make this world a little bit brighter.  Although we love what we do, making dog and cat collars isn't the soul purpose we have in this life.  We want to leave a legacy beyond the business we've been blessed to have.  Winston Churchill once said, "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." I don't think I could've said it any better myself, so I'm not going to try.  Churchill's quote has inspired us to start a new campaign called "Live to Give." Throughout the year we will share details each time there is a new opportunity to give. 

For our first, "Live to Give" project, we will be collecting new or gently used towels for the Jacksonville Humane Society, and a portion of our profits this month will be donated to JHS. We've chosen the Humane Society because they are constantly creating positive change in our community.  In 2005, they became a no-kill shelter, and with their help, Jacksonville became the nation's largest no-kill city by 2014.  Last year, JHS took in 8,895 dogs and cats.  Of those 8,895 animals, they provided food, care, spay and neuter services, and worked diligently to get 7,314 of them adopted.  With that said, the shelter needs people like you and me to help provide some basic needs. We contacted JHS and they gave us a list of items they need most. This month, we will focus on collecting new and gently used towels to assist them with grooming and cleaning.  You can drop off your donations at our booth at the Riverside Arts Market and Nocatee Farmer's Markets on these 3 dates:

February 8th and 29th at the Riverside Arts Market 10-3pm

February 15th at the Nocatee Farmer's Market from 10-2pm

Please feel free to share the infographic below with your friends and family along with your social media pages. We thank you in advance for joining us to impact our community!