Hu­mane So­ci­ety get­ting help from Cedarstrea­m for fundrais­ing

The Standard Journal - - FRONT PAGE - By Kevin Myrick [email protected]­stan­dard­jour­nal. com

A lo­cal com­pany and or­ga­ni­za­tion were re­cently fea­tured on the small screen in metro At­lanta in hopes their story will reach a wide au­di­ence and raise money for Polk County’s fe­line and ca­nine friends.

WSB-TV was in town to film at print­ing com­pany Cedarstrea­m in re­cent days and watched as a batch of t-shirts came off their line at their new fa­cil­ity, des­tined for the hands of the Cedar­town-Polk County Hu­mane So­ci­ety to sell on their own. Hun­dreds more are set to fol­low as the or­ders keep pil­ing up on­line fol­low­ing the At­lanta news sta­tion’s “Peo­ple to Peo­ple” seg­ment, and from on­line post­ings pre­vi­ously.

Hu­mane So­ci­ety Pres­i­dent and Chair Char­lotte Har­ri­son said it is the gen­eros­ity of the com­pany that is mak­ing it pos­si­ble for the or­ga­ni­za­tion to con­sider hav­ing t-shirts as part of the fundraiser, and through the ef­forts of Cedarstrea­m’s Kim Moates an artist was found to come up with a de­sign.

Har­ri­son said co-owner Darcy Mor­ris con­tacted the Hu­mane So­ci­ety about what they could do to help, and put a plan in mo­tion to of­fer cus­tom de­signed t-shirts on­line. A por­tion of the sales goes di­rectly to­ward the Hu­mane So­ci­ety’s fundrais­ing goal.

“We put it on­line and got some pretty im­me­di­ate re­sults,” Har­ri­son said.

Moates, who took up the com­pany ef­forts to cre­ate a t-shirt de­sign to sell to ben­e­fit the Hu­mane So­ci­ety, said that she found a former stu­dent Katie Bryant to come up with the art­work printed on the shirts. Moates said her work fo­cused in re­cent times on res­cue an­i­mals.

“When we were think­ing of ideas to help the hu­mane so­ci­ety, work­ing with her was an idea that popped into my head,” she said.

Bryant also re­ceives a por­tion of sales for her work.

“We’ve had a re­la­tion­ship here at Cedarstrea­m with Char­lotte and the Hu­mane So­ci­ety for quite some time,” Moates said. “We were look­ing to help them with the fi­nal amount of money they have to raise.”

Har­ri­son said the or­ga­ni­za­tion is look­ing come up with the funds to match a $560,000 grant, with only $150,000 left to go. So far the t-shirt sales are help­ing, with peo­ple from 17 states around Ge­or­gia or­der­ing them on­line.

“The com­mu­nity sup­port has been tremen­dous. I can’t name all the peo­ple in this town and this county that have helped me,” Har­ri­son said. “On a daily ba­sis, peo­ple help me with fundrais­ing and an­i­mals, all the things re­quired to do the day-to-day business of run­ning the Hu­mane So­ci­ety.”

T-shirts are $25 and in­cludes ship­ping and tax. Sizes rang­ing from adult small through 3x, and can be found at cedarstrea­m.com. Learn more about help­ing the Hu­mane So­ci­ety by vis­it­ing their Face­book page at https://www.face­book.com/ cedar­town­hu­mane­so­ci­ety/

Kim Moates, Katie Bryant and Char­lotte Har­ri­son stopped for a photo to­gether at Cedarstrea­m dur­ing a re­cent stop in by WSB-TV fea­tur­ing the com­pany’s new fundrais­ing project for the Hu­mane So­ci­ety.

Con­trib­uted

WSB-TV came to Cedarstrea­m to watch a new batch of t-shirts come off the line for a Cedar­town-Polk County Hu­mane So­ci­ety fundraiser.

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