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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.

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29 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!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been aware of the GREY 2K USA organization for many years and donate to this honorable, very trustworthy organization whenever I can.
They are truly amazing in the work that they do; helping innocent greyhounds find freedom and happie , healthier lives after the horrible time the dogs endured while being forced to race at the greyhound tracks that still exist.
I am so amazed at the work the staff has done in helping to terminate greyhound racing in many states, and their mission to keep the fight up to continue to help these innocent animals and bring them to safety.
The Grey 2k USA Education Fund is a great fund where students can learn about greyhounds and how important it is to treat them with kindness, as they would treat their own dog or animal at home, whatever breed.
This positive Fund helps educate the youth of today to try to help prevent greyhound dog racing from occurring in future generations, and I think that message of reaching out to young people is very important.
I applaud Grey2kUSA for making this effort.
I think GREY 2K USA is doing a great job and is one of the most comprehensive, honest, and conscientious non-profits I have ever known. I am a BIG fan!
They are just wonderful and are doing an outstanding job. Keep up the good work.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I find Grey2KUSA Worldwide to be a focused, reliable, responsible group of advocates who care about the welfare of the dogs they are trying to protect. They have to put up with unrelenting abuse and falsehoods levied against them by those who make money from the dog racing industry and those who have been sadly convinced that there is nothing wrong with making money from the dog racing business. Yet through all of the abuse they must tolerate, they continue to turn the other cheek and just keep doing their good works, never ever letting themselves be tempted to drop to the level of those who try to tear them down. They have my greatest respect and gratitude.

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carey2 07/12/2016

We really appreciate your review, thank you!

2 David316

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

STOPING THE SUFFERING OF THOSE DOGS IS A VERY NOBLE THING

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They work hard for their cause!
They go all over the world to try to stop greyhound racing/abuse.

5 Melissa276

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I find that Grey2K USA does a fabulous job of bringing awareness about the dismal plight of racing greyhounds to the general public who would otherwise be unaware of the ugly truth of greyhound racing. As a volunteer with greyhound rescue groups in Australia, and a greyhound adopter and foster carer, I believe we desperately need organisations like Grey2K that work with rescue groups to help end the cause of all the wastage (unwanted greyhounds) from the industry, as well as educating people on how fabulous it is to save a greyhound and give them a far better life than what they had. If it weren't for Grey2K there would be more greyhound racing, more on and off track carnage, more over-breeding of dogs, more wastage and less adoptions. Coming from the advertising industry I know full well the work and costs involved to bring information into the public eye. May they continue their great work to end greyhound racing worldwide.

4 Lorraine N.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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christine 08/20/2014

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

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Donor

Rating: 5

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!

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christine 06/06/2013

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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christine 03/04/2014

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

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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carey2 05/06/2013

Thanks for this review!

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christine 05/11/2013

Thank you so much for your kind support!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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carey2 05/02/2013

Thank you for this review, and for your support!

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christine 05/11/2013

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