GREY2K USA Education Fund

Rating: 4.11 stars   95 reviews

Address:

P.O. Box 122 Arlington MA 02476 USA

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.

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781-488-3526
www.grey2kusaedu.org

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1 person found this review helpful

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

 
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Thank you for your commitment to this cause.

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1 person found this review helpful

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

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

 
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1 person found this review helpful

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

 
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1 person found this review helpful

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.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

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.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

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!

 
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4 people found this review helpful

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

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5 people found this review helpful

My wife and I became aware of Grey2K and their mission to end the cruel and inhumane "sport" of greyhound racing back in 2004. We became volunteers and donors when Carey visited Florida to advocate for the defeat of Amendment 4 which was going to help pave the way for slot machines and help the tracks recoup profits that were being lost while maintaining their dog racing (unfortunately it passed). As ardent dog lovers and animal advocates we believed in their mission and in the sincerity and passion they showed towards achieving it. We realize what amazing and gentle creatures these greyhounds are and continue to sympathize with their plight. We don't believe that any animal should be used for entertainment and that no one should be able to profit from their exploitation. There's a reason that greyhound racing is illegal, or was never made legal, in 38 states.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Set up the newsletters so they can be shared on Facebook directly, without have to go to the Facebook page to share them.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Thanks for your review Chuck!

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I have worked as a volunteer with Grey2k for almost nine years now, down here in Florida, trying to put an end to the cruel and abusive industry of greyhound racing. Civilized people are not amused and entertained by the exploitation of animals. Apparently some of the reviewers on this page never got the memo. What is wrong with wanting to treat an animal that has been used and abused for centuries, like a companion pet? No animal, Greyhounds included, should be exploited for entertainment. When will these misinformed detracters of Grey2k wake up and realize that Greyhound Racing is a dying industry? I think that what Christine Dorchak and Carey Theil of Grey2k and those of like compassion have done for the Greyhounds of Massachusetts and Rhode Island is nothing short of fantastic. They speak for those who have no voice of their own. I can only hope now, that the people of Florida, with the help of Grey2k, can fight this cruel and abusive industry with the same passion that those in Massachusetts and Rhode Island did. "If we see cruelty or wrong that we have the power to stop, and do nothing, we make ourselves sharers in the guilt." (Black Beauty by Anna Sewell)

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Thanks for this review Chuck.

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2 people found this review helpful

The GREY2K USA Education Fund does an amazing job sharing with the public how wonderful greyhounds can be as companions, instead of disposable commodities for the racing industry. I am proud to be a part of their efforts to protect this sweet breed from those who want to exploit them.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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