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To the Bone is an online shop that is filled with products made by South Africans and items for animal charities plus they are raising funds for said charities.


South Africa (30 November 2020) – An online shop has been created in support of animal charities and as an added bonus, it supports local artisans and creators too!

‘To the bone’ was founded by a couple who are also massive animal lovers. The platform is being used to sell goods made by local artisans as well as to raise money for a different animal charity every two months.

The idea is to not only help animals in need but also to inject love, knowledge and support into local communities. Additionally, ‘To the Bone’ wishes to encourage people to ‘shop local’, as this creates a level of teamwork in that local traders are also benefiting through the plight of the animals in need.

As the platform has arrived just in time for the festive season, it is the perfect way to give back while supporting locals and spoiling loved ones.

“We are a young couple based in Fish Hoek. Not only are we self-confessed animal-lovers in principle, but we also have five rescue dogs of our own. We also have the same amount of years’ experience in working in the animal welfare spectrum and have picked up much first-hand and hands-on experience from numerous shelters in a variety of realms. We are therefore confident that we know not only how to help but also know that we are truly making a difference. In addition, we are passionate about animal health and responsible pet ownership and are enthusiastic in sharing our knowledge and experiences with you.

Our ultimate goal is to keep this dream as alive and fluid for as long as possible. We aim to consistently reach out to a variety of worthy animal projects where we can make a noticeable difference!”

The shop will put aside a portion of each sale to go towards their selected charity. There is also a section on the platform where you can make a direct donation or purchase items selected by the charity. The charity being supported during November and December is Grace Animal Sanctuary.

“Our first project is to assist Grace Animal Sanctuary with an outreach project based in the informal Wesbank community in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town. This upcoming project will take place on the 19th of December 2020; their aim being to assist 500 – 600 domesticated animals with basic health care (general check-up, vaccinations, deworming, tick and flea control and much-needed pet food).

Our target is to raise R30K by the 17th of December to help Grace Animal Sanctuary along this road. The more funds we can inject, the more support we can provide.”

To the Bone, together with the shelter, will work to identify specific projects that require assistance. They will then set realistic targets to ensure help is being provided exactly where it’s needed. Donations and proceeds from online sales are used to provide specific predetermined resources for the projects. This means the animals are benefiting exactly where intended and the effects of the funds aren’t being diluted.

If you would like to support local artisans, animals and spoil your family, you can find out more here.

Sources: To the Bone – Supplied
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