Rescue Strong was founded at the end of 2015 to give back and create quality goods that sparked conversation and awareness about animal rescue. We are an entire company of 1
. We use a portion of proceeds (goal of 50%) to give back in straight donations, fund projects that give back even more, and support others who are trying to give back and raise awareness.
Here are just some of the highlights from the rescues and causes we've been able to support with your purchases:
Designed and donated "The Only Thing I Test on Animals are My Kisses" pins and mirrors to Chews Life Dog Rescue
. Proceeds used: $150
Raffled off a year's worth of Rescue Strong goods for
Chews Life Dog Rescue
raising $2000 for their rescue using an estimated $250 in donated product for the year.
June 2016 -
Raffled off a year's worth of Rescue Strong goods for Stealing Hearts Rescue raising $2630 for their rescue using an estimated $250 in donated product for the year.
June 2016 - Donated $500(100% of sales to date) from the Bluey The Blue Brindle Pin Project
and covered all manufacturing/printing costs of the materials at $300 to benefit
the WA Pet Project.
July 2016 - Donated $500(100% of sales to date) from the Sometimes Carl Pin Project and covered all manufacturing/printing costs of the materials at $300 to benefit Mr Bones and Co.
July 2016 - Ran a One for One campaign benefiting Proverbs12:10 Animal Rescue.
For every tee or tank sold during the one week campaign we covered the cost and printed and shipped a tee or tank with two of our most popular designs and limited edition collaboration tags. Donated a retail value of $4000 in apparel to Proverbs to help them continue their mission.
August 2016 - Raised $650 for Wags and Walks
Rescue by sending out our Rescue Strong Charms in exchange for donations to their rescue.
October 2016 - Ran the #leveragelove campaign and matched donations up to $500 to
The Ghetto Rescue FFoundation
. The total campaign raised awareness for the power of adoption and generated a total of $1470 in donations.
April 2017 - Printed, donated, and shipped our new exclusive rescue tees
to BFF Pet Rescue
and Mr. Bones and Co.
. 100 tees total with 50 going to each rescue. The goal is to raise our potential give back by sending tees that items that rescues can sell and keep 100% of the sales. So each tee at $25-$28 would mean $2500 - $2800 per 100 tees donated.
May 2017 - Printed, donated, and shipped 50 of our new exclusive rescue tees
to Great Pyrenees Rescue Society
. The goal is to raise our potential give back by sending tees that items that rescues can sell and keep 100% of the sales. So each tee at $25-$28 would mean $1200-1400 per 50 tees donated.
June 2017 - Ran a direct donation fundraiser for Players for Pits
and raised $720 in direct donations in exchange for one of our "I donated to a rescue and all I got was this amazing feeling" tees.
July 2017 - Ran a "Win everything we make for an entire year" fundraiser for Pit Crew in Sacramento
and raised $930 for their organization in direct donations.
August 2017 - 1:1 Tee Fundraiser for Pit Bull Rescue San Diego
. Printed, donated, and shipped 56 "I donated to PBRSD" tees and tanks so they can fundraise with.
September 2017 - Donated 50 Forever Home Charms and 50 Adopt a Human & Go Explore to WA Pet Project to fundraise with in Australia. A $1k retail value.
November 2017 - Designed, printed, and donated 40 "I Was Checking Your Dog Out" tees to Mr. Bones & Co.
to help them fundraise with.
November 2017 - $1k raised for
A Purposeful Rescue
as a "Thanks for Giving" fundraiser sending phone cases and prints in exchange for direct donations.
December 2017 - Backer card design, printed, and donated 1,000 "Mutt Life" charms for
Project Pal AZ.
February 2018 - 50 "I Donated to a Rescue and All I Got Was This Awesome Feeling" tees ($1250 value) + $1250 in other apparel to our Director of Giving Francesca to fundraise with rescues on the east coast.
February 2018 - Donated $500 in apparel to Stealing Hearts Rescue
in Arizona to sell at their Yard Sale Fundraiser.
February 2018 - Donated $250 to ipittythebull
- a non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing education about responsible pet ownership, the benefits of spay and neuter and improving communication between dog and human.
April 2018 - Box of Apparel - $750 retail value donated to Last Chance at Life
thrift shop to fundraise for their rescue.
May 2018 - $200 sent to Tovah to provide community support for her fundraiser for Monika's Dog Rescue
in Sydney, Australia.
June 2018 - $500 donation to Home Dog LA
as part of the #leveragelove campaign.
October 2018 - 102 Tees and Tanks printed, packed, and shipped to Hope Humane Society
in Arkansas. At a suggested retail value of $28 we are hoping that can help bring in around $2800 for their organization.
November 2018 - Rescue Strong Rack donation of $2500 in retail value to Forgotten Dog Rescue.
December 2018 - Designed and covered the costs of 1000 "worth it" charms to support the fundraising efforts of Pearl the Poi Puppy
December 2018 - Designed and covered the costs of 200 Pearl the Poi Puppy pins to support the fundraising efforts of Pearl the Poi Puppy
December 2018 - Covered the printing costs for Downtown Dog Rescue
of 60 tees for their volunteers.
January 2019 - Raised $1180 in direct donations for HeARTs Speak via our collaboration pins
January 2019 - Collaborated with Monica Wayne Photography
to produce 4,000 Greeting Cards that will be donated to rescues that write thank you notes, and sold to support the Maricopa Dog Community.
January 2019 - $250 to Angel City Pitbulls
January 2019 - Raised over $500 worth of supplies for Orange Dot Crew
in exchange for our Day Trip bags.
February 2019 - 4,000 Envelopes we forgot to send to
Monica Wayne Photography
for the Greeting Cards we sent last month.
March 2019 - Covered the printing costs for Watts Project
for 50 tees.
April 2019 - 200 Lilybug
Pins, 200 Sometimes Carl
Pins, and 200 #Carlbug Pin Sets covered for fundraising for Mr. Bones and Co.
with a goal to raise at least $3k - $5k in straight donations.
May 2019 - 25 Donation Baskets for various auctions and fundraisers sent out to support rescues across the nation.
June 2019 - $500 donation of stock (apparel, totes, hats, and frames) to Lancaster Animal Shelter to help their volunteer program.
June 2019 - $400 donation ($200 each) for Road Dogs and iPittytheBull via Tara's
Paint your Pet fundraiser.
July 2019 - $1500 (retail value) Rack Donation to React AZ
September 2019 - $1700 (retail value) Rack Donation to RPAWS
October 2019 - $1500 (retail value) Rack Donation to
October 2019 - 4 Day Trip Packs donated to Mayday Pit Bull Rescue
November 2019 - $500 donation to Community Canine Project in honor of Grandpa.
November 2019 - $750 donation to React AZ
in honor of Grandpa.
October 2019 - December 2019 - $700 in covered Day Pack fees. We are selling these at a loss to make them more accessible to those in need and we cover the difference.
January 2020 - Raised $2995 for
HeARTs Speak via TEAM RS 2020 Memberships.
January 2020 - $350
in covered Day Pack fees. We are selling these at a loss to make them more accessible to those in need and we cover the difference.
January 2020 - $650 in apparel costs covered for Tara
to use for fundraising for the rescue community.
February 2020 - $500 in printing costs covered for Friends Of Oakland Animal Shelter
March - July 2020 - The shop was basically on hold due to COVID.
August 2020 - $800 production costs covered for our Popsockets fundraiser for
Mr. Bones and Co.
September 2020 - 26 tees / 26 fanny packs donated to SF Animal Care and Control Volunteers via Jessica McEntee.
December 2020 - 54 “I Donated to a Rescue and all I Got Was This Awesome Feeling” tees to East Orange Animal Alliance.
December 2020 - 54 “I Donated to a Rescue and all I Got Was This Awesome Feeling” tees to Harbor Humane Society.
January 2021 - All My Best Friends are Magical Unicorns Fundraiser in collaboration with The Lulu Group
A Purposeful Rescue
. Raised $2,000 for APR to help them continue their mission.
We took a break from the shop for a bit...
October 2021 - Teamed up with Stomp Stickers
Hawaiian Island Humane Society
to create some coasters for local breweries to highlight two long timers at the shelter in hopes of reaching a new audience and getting them a new home.