What am I saving and what are you giving?

From March through December 2016 Made by Kendall is offering clients a 5% discount on our normal hourly rate of $60 for work. We are then taking 10% of our normal hourly rate and donating it to two animal rescue non-profits.

Clients win by saving money, both non-profits win by receiving needed donations, we win by helping to make a difference in the lives of animals, and the animals win. So it's like a win-win-win-win.

That's not a lot of money so why do this?

It's true it doesn't sound like a lot of money when you look at an individual hour, but when you look at a full 40 hour week each client will save $120 per week and most projects are longer than 4 weeks. A 4 week project saves a client $480 and the non-profits each end up with $480 more than they would have. That amount could help an animal who needs emergency surgery, purchase food, pay for shots, cover the costs of spaying and neutering of multiple animals, or help with the cost of microchipping animals.

After we reach the first $1,000 to give to the non-profits we're going to be increasing the donation percentage and possibly the client discount as we reach milestones. Clients always have the option of forgoing a discount and having us donate what they would have saved to the non-profits as well.

So who are these non-profits?

We've chosen two animal rescues that are very near and dear to our hearts. These animal rescues and all animal rescues need help in donations and/or volunteers, if you are looking for a new fur friend please adopt and don't shop for a pet at a breeder.

The first one is Villalobos Rescue Center in New Orleans, LA. They do so much to help the bully breed dogs, between rescues and dumped dogs they have a lot of big adorable blocky heads to feed and a lot of the rescue dogs need heartworm treatment or other veterinary help. We adopted a fence section in December to help them fence in their new sanctuary property.

Justin has a sweet brindle American Staffordshire Terrier / American Bulldog cross named Maisie that he adopted from a local rescue that he adores. That's why the other animal rescue we've chosen is the Caroline County Humane Society in Ridgely, MD which is where Justin adopted Maisie from and where Josh adopted his cat Novella in 2015. This animal rescue is small and has many little meowing and barking friends looking for their forever homes. Josh has two black cats Epic and Saga; when he went to meet Novella there were many black cats looking for homes and they don't get picked often because of superstition. If you're in Maryland and looking for a fur friend we recommend visiting their website and falling in love with one of their animals.