Grey2k Usa Education Fund

Rating: 3.9 stars   77 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 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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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

These guys are relentless in their pursuit to stop the awful "sport" of greyhound racing. I'm glad they are here, otherwise so many other dogs would be doomed to a life of misery.

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A lot

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2014

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christine (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thanks Lorraine, for being with us from day one! Christine Dorchak, President GREY2K USA Education Fund

1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

These guys do great work! They've educated our country about the horrible industry of dog racing and are hoping to someday make America a Dog racing FREE country. They are relentless and really care about the poor dogs who are forced to do this. Keep doing what you do, Grey2KUSA Education Fund!

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

make them closer to where I live so I could help with office work.

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Definitely

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Definitely

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2013

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christine (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you, Lorraine, for your endorsement of our work to educate the public about the cruelty of dog racing and letting them know how to help the greyhounds.

1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

This is a great organization that has so much compassion and caring for animals, especially Greyhounds. I'm so glad they exist, for if it weren't for them, the world would not know how bad racing greyhounds are treated and how these dogs want to be loved and part of a family, just like all dogs. They make every effort to be clear and truthful in everything they do.

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Definitely

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

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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carey2 (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thanks for this review Lorraine.

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I have reviewed this charity on "Guidestar.org" and Making $41,500/yr is not what I call getting rich. Traveling to "work" to close down other tracks in other states or countries is not fun or glamorous.
I have traveled in my own job, it stinks. This group's Mission is to "end racing", not to adopt out greyhounds, there is an abundance of groups who do that. There is only one group "Grey2k" who
is actually trying to to stop racing so that this vicious cycle of cruelty can end.

I was there in Massachusetts when it ended. Less than 200 dead end ,close to or at minimum wage jobs
were lost and one big corrupt thug got put out of business! That was about 10 tears ago. Think
about how many dogs were not bred for that track and didn't suffer years of abuse at the hands of
those greedy owners since then! Now whose the bad guy? Not Grey2k!

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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2013

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christine (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thanks for your support! We will keep working hard to protect the greyhounds.

Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I 100% support this group for it's efforts to stop inhuman treatment of greyhound dogs. They have made a great impact of dog racing in Massachusetts and in doing so have reduced the cruel treatment of dogs in the racing industry.

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Unsure

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Life-changing

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2013

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carey2 (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thanks for this review!

christine (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you so much for your kind support!

Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

GREY2K has worked tirelessly on behalf of the Greyhounds. I am a supporter of their Education Fund which spreads the word through educational outreach and special public events. I, as well as my organization, have learned a great deal about the lives of greyhounds and how they are inhumanely treated in kennels and racetracks nationwide for the pleasure/entertainments of others.

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Definitely

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Life-changing

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2013

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carey2 (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you for this review, and for your support!

christine (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you, Karen, for all the work you do supporting groups like ours with the wonderful Environmental Magazine!

Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

The GREY2K USA Education Fund has done much to spread the word about the realities of greyhound racing. The Education Fund administers a number of programs that directly benefit children by promoting reading and introducing children to greyhounds. As a 501(c)3 non-profit, the Education Fund is under substantial scrutiny and has never had an issue.

There are apparently some reviewers who do not understand that this is a review of the GREY2K USA Education Fund.

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2013

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carey2 (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you for the review.

Rating: 1 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I find it very interesting that any time someone has a negative review of this group, Carey2 chimes in that the review is not based on facts, and is part of some sort of "conspiracy" by "dog racing supporters". Keep in mind that Carey's two "non-profits" (Grey2k USA Education Fund / Grey2k USA), rake in several hundred thousand dollars per year. Carey and his wife, Christine Dorchak, take a very large percentage of that money as their personal income. Less than 2% of donations benefit greyhounds. If you want to help greyhounds, donate directly to an adoption group (Greyhounds Pets of America is preferred).

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No

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None

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2012

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carey2 (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Without question, there is a cynical effort underway by greyhound breeders to post negative false reviews on this site. Dog racing supporters like "rxallen" (who has no activity on this site other than this one false review) are coordinating with each other and posting false statements. For example, here is a message posted on Facebook last month, in which a greyhound breeder asked others to post negative information about our work on GreatNonprofits: http://www.grey2kusa.org/images/Cynical_effort_by_greyhound_breeders_to_post_false_reviews.png Like the other messages posted by dog racing supporters, your "review" contains all sorts of false statements. Specifically, the claim that "less than 2%" of donations benefit greyhounds" is nonsense, and the suggestion that our employees receive a percentage of all donations is completely untrue. In reality, the GREY2K USA Education Fund is an all-volunteer organization.

carey2 (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Here is the full link again: http://www.grey2kusa.org/images/Cynical_effort_by_greyhound_breeders_to_post_false_reviews.png

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 4 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

It is my understanding that the mission of this group is to EDUCATE the public on the Criminality of greyhound racing. The inhumane practices that are bestowed on these beautiful,loving creatures is appalling. Grey2K is doing just that in my area. (SW Folrida). I volunteer with another animal rescue group and I see the Grey2K folks at many animal events doing thier best to educate the publib on this dog's plight. If you can not wrap your head around this , try imagining YOUR OWN PRECIOUS PET in the same situation.That is harnessed,taunted and forced to live in small cages when not on the track.Animal racing is wrong on every level.

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A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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carey2 (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thanks for this review.

Rating: 1 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

Not impressed with the organization. Spends more time, money, efforts touting lies and spewing misinformation about greyhound treatment than they do working FOR the Greyhounds. It's like watching Fox News and expecting an unbiased opinion. If you want to know how the dogs are treated, talk to the rescue organizations. The FOUNDERS of those organizations. Talk to them about the treatment of the dogs. And remember - unhappy dogs, beaten dogs, unfed dogs - don't race well. Grey2K goals are disingenuous to the true spirit of what greyhound rescue is all about.

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A lot

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2012

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carey2 (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

This "review" was posted by a dog racing supporter and is not factually accurate.

Rating: 1 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

The Grey2K Education fund is a fund to send the Staff on vacation for research. It is amazing how many trips must be done for research out of this country. England and India just to name 2 and I am sure there are more. A pitiful amount is ever donated to helping greyhounds find new homes after a track closes down and shouldn't that be the focus, the care of the greyhounds, but they don't care. They are only after getting more donations to continue their vacations and support their homes.

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Some

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carey2 (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

This "review" was posted by a supporter of dog racing and is not factually accurate. For example, the claim that the GREY2K USA Education Fund has researched dog racing in India is completely false. Commercial dog racing does not exist in India. Further, the claim that we don't support greyhound adoption is completely false. We support adoption in many ways. We made direct donations to greyhound adoption groups, we give adoption referrals, and we promote greyhound adoption. Finally, the GREY2K USA Education Fund is an all-volunteer organization.

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This is THE non-profit that harnesses the smarts, resources and tireless dedication to take on the institutionalized cruelty of greyhound racing...first in the Northeast, then throughout the USA, and now throughout the world. These dedicated professionals have brought a powerful skill set to the nuances and logistics required to get the laws passed...get the publicity OUT...get the message across, and then make results happen. I've supported them for years and fully intend to support them until greyhound racing is an anachronism of a less enlightened era. I am proud to be affiliated with their efforts.

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christine (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Dear Joyce, Thanks for being such a valued team member, and for loving greyhounds as much as we do! Christine Dorchak, President

1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Grey2K is the primary advocacy group for the welfare and protection of greyhounds in the U.S. and, with increasing frequency, throughout the world where the barbarism of dog racing still persists. Their unwavering dedication to legislative and educational efforts has helped close tracks and totally eliminate dog racing in a growing number of states. I live in Florida and have been privileged to participate in two FL campaigns spearheaded by Grey2K USA to try and pass laws to protect the greyhound victims of human greed. And these remarkable, dedicated people will keep pushing until at last it will be the DOGS that win. That's who they are, and that's what they do. And I am proud to give them my support.

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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2012

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carey2 (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thanks for this review Joyce.