Chopard recently hosted a party at their Madison Avenue boutique for the ASPCA, the non-profit dedicated to animal welfare celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. Guests and their canine companions enjoyed music, cocktails (the guests, that is–we saw no labradoodles kicking back Cosmopolitans!) and custom portraits as they browsed the special collection of items designed for the ASPCA’s April 10th birthday, and its special anniversary initiative, “150 Days of Rescue.” This campaign encourages animal lovers to visit ASPCA.org/150days and pledge at least 15 minutes of their time to helping animals in need. The target goal is 150,000 acts of compassion through September 7, 2016.
Among the guest coming out to support their furry friends: Jeff Pfeifle, Jaimee Bloom, Linda Lambert, Dave Granville, Phoebe Fitzgerald, Stephanie Clark, Matt Bershadker, Lisa McCarthy, Mark Gilbertson, Grace Pan, Ariana Boardman,Patty Crawford, Mindy Fortin and members of the Chopard team like Zachary Izzi, Benedicte Mackiewicz, Anja Vacca, Desiree Gallas, and Ralph Simons.
Didn’t make the bash, but would like to help out? Here are some of the ways ASPCA says you can:
1. Take Action for a chance to win $150,000 in grant funding for your local shelter. If you commit just 15 minutes to helping animals and enter your action on the ASPCA’s 150 Days of Rescue page, you can enter your local shelter to win $150,000 in grant funds from the ASPCA. Taking action can be as simple as talking to a friend about animal welfare issues, or volunteering at your local shelter.
2. Create your own fundraising campaign and receive the ASPCA’s 150th Anniversary Pride Pack. From starting an online fundraiser to hosting a 150th Anniversary Celebration, you can help the ASPCA continue its mission and spread awareness about animal welfare. Raise $150 or more to receive a limited edition 150th Anniversary ASPCA Pride Pack.
3. Share your rescued pet’s photo for a chance to win the #ASPCA150 Photo Contest. Upload the best photo of your rescued pet on the ASPCA site and describe your favorite thing about them. Over the course of 150 days, the ASPCA will be collecting photos and choosing a winner each week for prizes from one of their partners: Animal Planet, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and Vans.
4. Join Team ASPCA and claim a limited edition ASPCA 150th Anniversary medal. By participating in one of the Team’s major athletic events across the country—including half marathons, marathons, bike races and triathlons—you’ll be able to claim a limited edition 150th Anniversary medal.
For more information, go to: ASPCA.org