Buddy Care Foundation Partners with Nashville Neighbors to Help Save Dogs in Need This Christmas

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Non-profit announces holiday fundraisers with country artist Brittany Spriggs and Gaylord Opryland® Resort's Hall of Trees

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Buddy Care Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to dog owners that can’t afford critical medical care for canine companions in need, invites dog lovers everywhere to celebrate the magic of Christmas through a pair of unique holiday fundraisers.

On Sunday, December 16 at 5:00 p.m. CST, Nashville-based country artist Brittany Spriggs will perform a live Christmas-themed web concert on Stageit.com. Tickets for the interactive online event are only $5, and all proceeds will be donated to Buddy Care Foundation. To get your ticket or for more information, visit http://www.stageit.com.

Buddy Care Foundation is also participating this year in the sixth annual Hall of Trees at Gaylord Opryland® Resort in Nashville. The Hall of Trees is part of Gaylord Opryland's popular A Country Christmas®, which attracts more than 1 million visitors every holiday season. This exciting event displays lavishly decorated Christmas trees, each tied to a local charity. The Buddy Care tree is up for auction through 8:00 p.m. CST on Christmas Eve. The winner of the tree will receive over $4,000 worth of gifts under the tree, as well as the hundreds of dollars worth of dog toys and treats used to decorate it. For those that are not able to visit the Hall of Trees, bidding is available online at http://www.halloftrees.com.

Complete list of items included in the auction:
Big River Grille - $100 Gift Certificate
Boiler Room Theatre - $27 Gift Certificate
Bosco’s - $50 Gift Card
Bruster’s Real Ice Cream- $25 Gift Card
Buddy Care Foundation – 2 T-Shirts ($50 value)
Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art – Family Pass ($39 value)
Chuy’s - $50 Gift Certificate
Dulce Desserts - $50 Gift Certificate
Elvis Presley Enterprises – 4 Platinum Tour Passes for Graceland ($140 value)
Elvis Presley Enterprises – Elvis CD, DVD & Mouse pad ($45 value)
Exit/In – $30 Gift Certificate
Famous Dave’s – $100 Gift Card
Grand Ole Opry - Gift Certificate for 2 tickets ($90 value)
Hard Rock Café – $50 Gift Card
Hard Rock Café – 2 T-Shirts, Pin & Christmas Ornament ($70 value)
Israel Theme Tours – $300 Gift Certificate
Jack of Hearts BBQ – $40 Gift Certificate
Jack of Hearts BBQ – BBQ Sauce ($25 value)
Kroger – $15 Gift Card
Lane Motor Museum – 4 Passes ($28 value)
Marathon Music Works – $60 Gift Certificate
My Second Home Pet Resort – $500 Gift Card
Nashville Publicity Group – CDs, DVDs, Books ($1,000 value)
Nashville Zoo – 4 Passes ($60 value)
Prink Technologies – 2 Real Wood MacBook covers ($90 value)
Prink Technologies – 2 Real Wood iPad cases ($90 value)
Prink Technologies – 4 Real Wood iPhone cases ($180 value)
Ryman Auditorium – 4 Tour Passes ($52 value)
Simply Balanced – Gift Certificate for 3 Yoga Classes & 3 Equipment Classes ($120 value)
Tennessee Titans - Commemorative Coach Munchak Football ($75 value)
The Cupcake Collection – Gift Certificate for 1 Dozen Cupcakes ($18 value)
The Dog Spot – Gift Certificate for 5 Days of Daycare ($100 value)
The Wild Cow – $30 Gift Card
Willow Pilates Studio – 5 Classes & Lifetime Membership ($280 value)

Need stocking stuffers? Buddy Care Foundation is also an active participant in the Kroger Cares program. Visit http://www.buddycare.org/kroger to get a reloadable Kroger gift card that can be used for groceries, fuel and pharmacy purchases at any Kroger-owned store nationwide (including Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Fry’s, City Market, Smith’s, Pay Less, Scott’s, Fred Meyer and more). Kroger will donate 4% of every purchase made with these cards to Buddy Care Foundation.

Buddy Care Foundation was established in 2012 to help save the lives of loved and valued canine companions, so that no family has to make a decision to end a life due to financial hardship. Through this program, pet owners can apply for a Buddy Care Grant to help cover the costs of life-saving canine medical care. For more information on Buddy Care Foundation, please visit http://www.buddycare.org.

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