NASHVILLE HUMANE ASSOCIATION's Fundraiser:

Tiny But Mighty Fund: Raise as much funds as humanly possible to benefit animal friends at NHA

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BENEFITING: NASHVILLE HUMANE ASSOCIATION

EVENT DATE: Dec 18, 2013

THE STORY:

"Twelve years + eight months, his age. For ten years, he brought joy and love. He ferociously battled a failing heart for nearly 18 months. At 9:23AM on November 7th, I said goodbye to the love of my life. Even in his final moments, he resisted giving up and fought for every breath in his miniature five pound body. He was and for eternity will be Tiny But Mighty. I didn't have the opportunity to mumble these last words to him but I believe with all of my heart and soul that he already knew: On that fateful day when we met at the animal shelter a decade ago, you rescued me. I now believe in love, have compassion, and am the individual that I am today because of you. Your final lesson to me is that life is truly too short. I must make every day count until it's my time to depart and we are reunited again. I love you buddy." - Marcia Masulla


YES, the love of my life was a scrappy rescued chihuahua named Chico.
I know that many of you know exactly why I feel the way that I do, while some of you may be scratching your head in disbelief. Frankly, I would have had the same reaction as the latter of the two just 10 years ago, but I now know. Read on.

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened."
-Anatole France


I believe this statement wholeheartedly which is why we have launched the Tiny But Mighty Fund  to not only honor Chico's spirit, but to also celebrate the unbreakable bonds between pups and their people, while also raising some much-needed funds to connect more of our furry friends with families.

I selected "Tiny But Mighty" as the name of the fund because this was a phrase that I frequently used to describe Chico's larger than life personality especially during his valiant battle with congestive heart failure. Universally "Tiny But Mighty" reflects how even the tiniest acts of kindness can make a mighty big difference.

A decade ago, I adopted Chico from the St. Louis Humane Society. When we relocated to Nashville 5 years ago, our joint mission was to assist in promoting the need for change with pet overpopulation crisis, animal cruelty prevention, and voicing the importance of pet adoption. And, although my little co-pilot is no longer by my side, we proudly select  Nashville Humane Association to be the beneficiary of the inaugural fundraising campaign of the Tiny But Mighty Fund

NHA's day in and day out commitment to finding loving homes for homeless pets is commendable. Through events such as the Dog Day Festival and Unleashed, this important cause has also embraced fun and interesting ways to connect animals with their human counterparts. This ties in perfectly with the Tiny But Mighty mission. 

"Nashville Humane Association is committed to finding responsible homes, controlling pet overpopulation and promoting the humane treatment of animals. Chico and Marcia have been such a supporting part of Nashville Humane Association’s mission for years & we are proud to be standing paw to paw with Marcia Masulla’s Tiny But Mighty Fund in honor of our little friend forever, Chico." - Nashville Humane Association

So. Are you ready to help create a movement and make an impact?

Let's honor the love of my life and share stories of how a dog can truly change your life... all while raising money for a wonderful cause that will help connect more pups with their people soulmates, shall we? 

Our original Tiny But Mighty goal was to raise a MINIMUM of $10,000 but because of all of your support, we were able to exceed that in just 7 days! With weeks left in our campaign, our new goal is to raise as much funds as humanly possible to benefit our animal friends at Nashville Humane Association! The number 10 resonates with me because of two reasons. NHA is preparing to celebrate their 10 year anniversary of calling their beautiful facilty home and this also happens to be the number of years that Chico brought joy to my life. 

Our 4 week fundraising campaign launches on Monday, November 18th and will conclude on Sunday, December 18th.

Tiny But Mighty Fund Contribution Levels 

Below are some suggested levels of contributions but we are certainly accepting donations of all amounts as every act of kindess can lead to a mighty impact. 

 

$10+ - Tiny Heart 

We all have those moments with our pets that forever seal the bond and love we share for each other.  A Tiny Heart moment represent the greetings we receive at the door each time we get home.  Whether we left for 5 minutes or 8 hours, we get the same sloppy kissed, tail tagging greeting from our four legged loved one.  These moments are never in short supply and can melt away a bad mood in seconds!

Your gift of $10 can help provide a warm bath, nail trimming and flea and tick preventative for one dog who finds his way in the front door of the shelter.   

 

 

$25+ - Friend Of Chico

On a dreary, rainy day, there is no better place than nestled on the sofa cuddling with your pup and watching a good movie.  Somehow your pup always knows exactly the way to position himself to be as close as he can to your hand and heart so that all during the movie he will receive unlimited petting and love.  Instead of spending $25 to go out to the movie, share the love and a movie on the sofa with your best friends. 

Your gift of $25 will ensure one dog is micro-chipped and will never be lost or separated from you again!    

Friends Of Chico contributor will receive:

  • Both you and your pup will receive an invite to the Tiny But Mighty Launch Party slated for January 2014.

 


$50+ - Letter To My Dog

There are not enough hours in most days; however your pup is a great companion as you work through your daily to-do list.  Whether you are running errands together, or going for a walk, dogs can make each and every activity a little more bearable and full of a lot more smiles.  Seriously, is there anyone else in this world that you would carry around Poop Bags for!  Take the time to stop and write a letter to your four-legged loved one!  Tell him exactly how great he makes each and every moment of your life together.

Your gift of $50 will provide vaccines and basic medical care for a stray dog who finds a temporary home at the shelter.

I came across and was inspred by the heartworming book A Letter To My Dog right after Chico's death, and thought that this would be a beautiful and fun way to celebrate the special bond with your pup. 

Letter To My Dog contributor will receive:

  • Both you and your pup will receive an invite to the Tiny But Mighty Launch Party slated for January 2014.
  • A Letter To My Dog Photo Package - This special package includes a photoshoot that will occur at the Tiny But Mighty Launch Party in January. No stranger to four-legged friends, Angela Marie Photography will shoot, edit, and process 2 digital images for you. The first image will be a closeup of a personalized letter to your dog that is to be written prior to the event. In the second image, you'll have the option to have your precious pooch front and center or posed with you and up to 3 additional subjects. More details to come post fundraising campaign. Specially priced print packages will also be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Tiny But Mighty.

 

 

$100+ - Mighty Heart

Who doesn’t love a day at the park!?! Spending quality time with your pup doesn’t always come every day but when days at the park present themselves, you are in for a special treat.  Throwing the ball, chasing the Frisbee, hiking through the woods and sharing a picnic lunch are moments that we will treasure for a lifetime. 

Your gift of $100 will provide spay/neutering services and follow-up care for one dog; therefore helping to control pet overpopulation and ensure all pups have forever homes and a family’s heart to steal.

Mighty Heart contributors will receive: 

  • Both you and your pup will receive an invite to the Tiny But Mighty Launch Party slated for January 2014.
  • A Letter To My Dog Photo Package - This special package includes a photoshoot that will occur at the Tiny But Mighty Launch Party in January. No stranger to four-legged friends, Angela Marie Photography will shoot, edit, and process 2 digital images for you. The first image will be a closeup of a personalized letter to your dog that is to be written prior to the event. In the second image, you'll have the option to have your precious pooch front and center or posed with you and up to 3 additional subjects. More details to come post fundraising campaign. Specially priced print packages will also be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Tiny But Mighty.
  • Handmade Tiny But Mighty custom copper charms set created for you by jewelry collection Hardwear Merry. Each (negative energy warding) copper heart will be unique but our unified "Tiny" + "Mighty" message will engraved on the front of each piece with the name of your dear pup(s) engraved on the back - You or your pooch can each proudly let the world know that you're both Tiny But Mighty but we're not opposed to you sharing! We will deliver these to you at the Tiny But Mighty Launch Party in January or mail to our out-of-town friends.
  • Lucy Pop Salon & Spa will treat you to an Express Photoshoot Primp Package - You'll look perfectly poised and oh, so, pretty for the Letters To My Dog photoshoot 

 

$250+ - Tiny But Mighty Ambassador

Days at the salon or spa are great experiences but every dog needs their day as well!  Dog baths are always an experience whether your furry friend loves them or not.  Bonding with your pup is guaranteed whether you are clipping and polishing nails, blowing out the wet hair or just giving a daily brushing!

Your gift of $250 will ensure a homeless pet will receive lifesaving medical care, food, love, and a comfortable place to call home while awaiting a forever family and a lifetime of love.

Tiny But Mighty Ambassador contributors will receive: 

  • Both you and your pup will receive an invite to the Tiny But Mighty Launch Party slated for January 2014.
  • A Letter To My Dog Photo Package - This special package includes a photoshoot that will occur at the Tiny But Mighty Launch Party in January. No stranger to four-legged friends, Angela Marie Photography will shoot, edit, and process 2 digital images for you. The first image will be a closeup of a personalized letter to your dog that is to be written prior to the event. In the second image, you'll have the option to have your precious pooch front and center or posed with you and up to 3 additional subjects. More details to come post fundraising campaign. Specially priced print packages will also be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Tiny But Mighty.
  • Handmade Tiny But Mighty custom copper charms set created for you by jewlery collection Hardwear Merry. Each (negative energy warding) copper heart will be unique but our unified "Tiny" + "Mighty" message will engraved on the front of each piece with the name of your dear pup(s) engraved on the back - You or your pooch can each proudly let the world know that you're both Tiny But Mighty but we're not opposed to you sharing! We will deliver these to you at the Tiny But Mighty Launch Party in January or mail to our out-of-town friends.
  • Lucy Pop Salon & Spa will treat you to an Express Photoshoot Primp Package - You'll look perfectly poised and oh, so, pretty for the Letters To My Dog photoshoot.
  • The Dog Spot's newly launched sister business Spot's Pet Supply will treat your lucky pup to unlimited self serve dog washes for an entire year.

 

 

$500+ - Tiny But Mighty Founding Member 

Sharing the world with your pup is not a daily event but neither is becoming a Tiny But Mighty Founding Member.  Nothing can replace getting away from the hectic day-to-day schedule with your four-legged baby and spending quality time together seeing the sights, taking pictures, and eating the local fare.  Whether you are playing in the waves, hiking the wilderness or visiting museums, be sure to treasure the time spent with your dog and make memories that will last you a lifetime.

Your gift of $500 will ensure a litter of homeless puppies will receive lifesaving medical care, food, love, and a comfortable place to call home while awaiting a forever family and a lifetime of love.

Tiny But Mighty Ambassador contributors will receive: 

  • Both you and your pup will receive an invite to the Tiny But Mighty Launch Party slated for January 2014.
  • A Letter To My Dog Photo Package - This special package includes a photoshoot that will occur at the Tiny But Mighty Launch Party in January. No stranger to four-legged friends, Angela Marie Photography will shoot, edit, and process 2 digital images for you. The first image will be a closeup of a personalized letter to your dog that is to be written prior to the event. In the second image, you'll have the option to have your precious pooch front and center or posed with you and up to 3 additional subjects. More details to come post fundraising campaign. Specially priced print packages will also be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Tiny But Mighty.
  • Handmade Tiny But Mighty custom copper charms set created for you by jewelry collection Hardwear Merry. Each (negative energy warding) copper heart will be unique but our unified "Tiny" + "Mighty" message will engraved on the front of each piece with the name of your dear pup(s) engraved on the back - You or your pooch can each proudly let the world know that you're both Tiny But Mighty but we're not opposed to you sharing! We will deliver these to you at the Tiny But Mighty Launch Party in January or mail to our out-of-town friends.
  • Lucy Pop Salon & Spa will treat you to an Express Photoshoot Primp Package - You'll look perfectly poised and oh, so, pretty for the Letters To My Dog photoshoot 
  • The Dog Spot's newly launched sister business Spot's Pet Supply will treat your lucky pup to unlimited self serve dog washes for an entire year.
  • Baxter Bailey & Company will provide a snazzy slipcover dog bed in either S, M, L or XL from their cotton bed collections.
  • You'll receive your very own copy of the inspirational book A Letter To My Dog.
  • We will list you as a Founding Member on all Tiny But Mighty marketing materials, promotions, and also be recognized on our future Tiny But Mighty website.

 

Sponsorships

If your business or employer is interested in supporting the Tiny But Mighty Fund with monetary or inkind contributions, please email us at TinyButMightyFund@gmail.com. Your contributions are tax-deductible! 

 

 

Tiny But Mighty Fundraising Teams

You are invited to help raise money for the Tiny But Mighty Fund launch with a goal to raise as much funds as humanly possible to benefit our animal friends at Nashville Humane Association. Simply go to THIS PAGE and click on the big FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN button and you'll instantly have your own fundraising page as a part of our Team! 

The Team Member who raises the most funds by 11:59pm on Wednesday, December 18th will be gifted the Tiny But Mighty-Top Dog Package filled with treats for both you and your pup! This robust package is valued at over $1100 with wonderful goodies and experiences, thanks to our generous community sponsors that include:

  • The Dog Spot's newly launched sister business Spot's Pet Supply will treat your lucky pup to unlimited self serve dog washes for an entire year 
  • Lucy Pop Salon pampers you with a Botanical Signature Facial, scalp massage, hair treatment in the Treatment Sanctuary, and The Original Blow from the Blowdry Bar
  • Yelp Nashville hooks you up with 4 Adult Admissions so you can be inspired  and enamored at Cheekwood Art & Gardens 
  • AEG - The Messina Group adds some quality time at the Mother Church on the agenda with 2 tickets to The Pixies at The Ryman on February 2nd at 7:30pm. And, you can commemorate your experience with your very own Hatch Show Print 
  • Antica tempts your palate with a $50 giftcard to savor the inspired modern plate cuisine in this recently open dining spot
  • Schermerhorn Symphony Center saved 2 seats for you at The Music of Led Zeppelin Performed by the Nashville Symphony for the 7pm concert on January 30th
  • The Southern invites you to cozy up where culinary meets comfort with a $100 giftcard that ensures that you'll have your share of both
  • Anthem is rolling our the red carpet for you and yours to celebrate with a VIP Table accompanied with a $200 gift certificate to toast the night away
  • Team Tiny But Mighty thinks that you deserve a little keepsake for all of your hard work so the Handmade Tiny But Mighty custom copper charms will be created for you by jewelry collection Hardwear Merry. Each (negative energy warding) copper heart will be unique but our unified "Tiny" + "Mighty" message will engraved on the front of each piece with the name of your dear pup(s) engraved on the back  
  • We will list you as a Founding Member on all Tiny But Mighty marketing materials, promotions, and also be recognized on our future Tiny But Mighty website.

 

 

Thank you for your consideration and we hope that you choose to join us with this worthy cause. Here's to you Chico... 

Cheers. 

Marcia A. Masulla - Founder of Tiny But Mighty Fund

 

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Nashville Clean Water Project

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In Memory of my best friend who I lost on 12/4/13. My Milo. He was 15 years old and the love of my life. Rest in peace sweet boy. 4 months ago

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