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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal-Related, Animals

Mission: The GREY2K USA Education Fund is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 organization dedicated to helping greyhounds. We work to educate the public about the history and lives of greyhounds, from their origins as royal companions to their exploitation today at commercial racetracks. Our mission is to spread the word about these gentle dogs and promote adoption efforts worldwide.

Results: The GREY2K USA Education Fund has conducted groundbreaking research into the dog racing industry. This research has helped close 28 dog tracks in the US and helped to prevent the expansion of dog racing to countries such as Jamaica, the Philippines and South Africa. Our work has been reported by mainstream news organizations all over the world. We directly support greyhound adoption groups and promote adoption generally through the international rescue page on our web site.

Direct beneficiaries per year: by offering free programs to kids all across the United States, focusing in the state of Florida, this nation's biggest dog racing state. 8,000 greyhounds are used for racing there every year, and many discarded once they slow down. Our programs encourage and show kids how to help save these dogs.

Geographic areas served: worldwide

Programs: We offer free presentations on adoption and advocacy to schools through our signature Greyhounds in the Classroom and Greyhounds in the Library programs, and perform ongoing research into the dog racing industry to promote an understanding of the cruelty of dog racing. Participating children are given free age-appropriate materials including a coloring book for younger kids, a hard cover book for older kids to read, "Save the Greyhounds" wristbands, adoption posters to hang, greyhound magnets and more.

Community Stories

30 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

GREY2K USA’s tireless dedication to put an end to dog racing throughout the United States and abroad should not go unnoticed. GREY2K USA’s various educational efforts have helped bring countless numbers of innocent racing greyhounds from their dismal lives on race tracks, where they are just a commodity, off the track and into adoption groups. The adoption groups are then able to place the dogs into forever homes where they can be cared for by loving adopters. My hat is off to anyone who helps to spread the word about the plight of racing greyhounds with the ultimate goal of ending dog racing. GREY2K USA has played a big role in doing just that! Over the years, Christine Dorchak has always been more than willing to provide GREY2K USA educational materials to the adoption groups I have been affiliated with. I learned recently that GREY2K USA provided funding to adoption groups for greyhounds transitioning from the now defunct race track in Arizona into adoption groups. On behalf of the greyhounds…Thank you GREY2K USA!!! Keep up the good work!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Grey2K USA's Education Fund has helped change minds across the state of Florida. Greyhound racing has a long history in the state and it is not uncommon to find individuals and families that hold dear the practice as a favorite pastime. But the tide has been changing thanks very much in part to the Education Fund's work to expose the abuses that occur at these tracks and reach the communities where these tracks still operate.

Grey2K USA's Education Fund wisely uses resources to organize support and spread awareness throughout the state. Their High Stakes report was a game changer - putting the horrors of greyhound racing into easily consumable facts and figures, making every greyhound lover an effective greyhound advocate.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The help the Grey2K USA Education fund provided when Tucson Greyhound Park in Arizona closed was a god send. There are many happy hounds tonight as a result. Great Work!

4 HPlainsD

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization has lead the fight for greyhounds and to stop the cruel world of racing!

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carey2 07/12/2016

Thank you for your commitment to this cause.

1 Delilah P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

5 stars for this one!!! Thanks for speaking up for greyhounds :-)

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great cause, caring people. Please help if you can.....Thanks!

2 Terry79

Volunteer

Rating: 5

you are doing a great job thank you . I rate you a five star for sure

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have followed/ volunteered for this group for years and seen them grow and accomplish so very much. Amazing people with boundless compassion for the Greyhounds. The Greyhounds still need their help and ours.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Nothing but glowing praise for a Group who works solely for the safety and well being of Greyhounds. They move mountains to protect, this being exactly what you hope to achieve in donations and volunteer work.

3 Connie53

Volunteer

Rating: 5

GREY2K USA is a highly ethical, greatly successful and wonderfully managed non-profit. The director and executive director work very hard and it shows. I have donated before and would again, knowing my hard earned money would go to help race dogs, nothing else. I highly recommend them!

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Grey2kusa are friends of mine in greyhound rescue we know each other as there is a worldwide rescue of greyhounds going on. We hear of greyhounds in Australia,New Zealand,England,Ireland Scotland,USA,South Africa and other remote places. Greyhounds are in need everywhere we look and personally I think that an organisation such as Grey2kusa deserve all the praise they get as well as a glowing review for the important work they do for the greyhounds alerting as many as possibel to their plight. Don´t bet on the greyhounds don´t go to the tracks and when you need a companion look no futher let a greyhound melt into your heart. I did and have no regrets.

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christine 09/09/2014

Thank you so much for loving greyhounds as much as we do! Christine Dorchak, President GREY2K USA Education Fund