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   Featured Review

3 people found this review helpful

Thank God for the GREY2K USA Education Fund; I can't think of another group that is so dedicated to its mission within the greyhound welfare world. The group has grown in size and scope since I first became involved as an advocate, donor and volunteer. They are still relatively small, but I am impressed by the level of professionalism, quality of resources and dedication to the mission of educating the public about the rampant abuses within the greyhound racing industry.

The racing industry has some very outspoken supporters, but they do not have the data to back up their claims. GREY2K Education Fund has performed and acquired huge amounts of data, reports, studies, and public records, as well as anecdotal evidence from people who have now turned their backs on the industry.

I trust their information completely and have used it in presentations and letter-writing campaigns to lawmakers around the world.

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Thanks for your emphatic support, Danielle! Christine Dorchak, Esq. President, GREY2K USA

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1 person found this review helpful

Christine and Carey (and their volunteers) are the most dedicated people I know. I have been adopting greyhounds as pets for most of my life, and absolutely love these beautiful animals. I hate that the racing industry creates greyhounds and then destroys them when they can no longer race and therefore stop earning money for their owners. While the public like to see the dogs, they are mostly unaware of what happens to the dogs and what conditions exist (including injuries, drug use, and animal abuse). GREY2K USA Education Fund uncovers the truth and does not let the industry brush the situation under the rug anymore. Like journalists, they see a story from beginning to end and do not shy away from taking on some powerful, outspoken racing supporters. They are tireless, focused, and really care about their work. If the Fund did not exist, greyhounds would have a very bleak future.

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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

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Definitely

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2012

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Thanks for this review Danielle.

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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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
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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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Life-changing

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Thanks for this review Joyce.

Rating: 5 stars  

The GREY2K USA Education Fund has done so much to further public knowledge of greyhound racing. I actively support their mission. The work they have done to promote reading and humane education is exceptional. Great work.

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5 people found this review helpful

GREY2K USA Education Fund has done a great job of helping bring light to the truth of greyhound racing. I am proud to be a supporter of this great charity.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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A lot

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2012

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Thanks for this review Eric.

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1 person found this review helpful

We've supported GREY2K USA for over two years now and have seen remarkable progress by Christine Dorchak and her team's non-stop, dedicated and diligent work. We support GREY2K USA both with fundraising, our personal monies and by signing the petitions and support she needs to bring the laws to fruition to protect living beings.
Rarely do you find a non-profit that is so transparent with the monies spent and most rare of all, the dedicated work devoting time and money directly to the cause. If more people cared as much as the GREY2K USA team our world would be a kinder place.

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

Not a thing to do that could improve their hard work

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I believe that there are people out there writing comments to try to make Grey2k look bad by saying
that they do not help adoptions of greyhounds enough.
Grey2k is set up to "end racing", there are many groups out there who are set up to take in and adopt out greyhounds.
But is only one non profit that i know of, "Grey2k" who is set up to stop racing.

If no one stops it, when will these poor creatures ever have normal lives
like other breeds of dogs enjoy?

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Thank you for supporting our work to protect greyhounds and end dog racing!

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I have been adopting greyhounds since 1994. These dogs are the sweetest creatures! They don't deserve to be exploited by the racing industry. GREY2K has been doing wonderful work, helping to legislate against racing, educating the public about racing greyhounds and promoting adoption!!

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

None!

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Thanks for your kind words of support, Joan!

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

1 previous review
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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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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
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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

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A lot

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Very Well

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Definitely

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2012

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Thanks for this review Lorraine.

Rating: 1 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I don't understand how one group can have so little impact on an industry, yet maintain such a hatred for it. I donated to Grey2k to help greyhounds. I later found out that 0% of the money I gave helped a greyhound find a home. Once I researched grey2k's literal message; ending greyhound racing, not nessisarly helping greyhounds, I found that they take credit for many track closures they had nothing to do with, such as the ones in colorado and wisconsin. I'm inpartial to greyhound racing, but I've found that donating to groups that are neutral like myself, or even pro racing, have the dogs in mind more then grey2k, who's only goal seems to be putting people out of work, then putting dogs in households.

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2011

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The claim that this "review" was posted by a former donor is simply not true. This "review" was posted by a dog racing supporter as part of an orchestrated effort to place false negative reviews here. It is also not factually accurate. For example, the GREY2K USA Education Fund regularly makes direct financial contributions to local greyhound adoption groups. We also give greyhound adoption referrals and promote greyhound adoption.

Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

It's obvious from reading the negative comments that the authors are folks associated with racetracks. Grey2K USA Education Fund is a wonderful organization. Dedicated to helping greyhounds and educating the public about the realities of greyhound racing. They are a unique organization providing honest information from where to go to adopt a greyhound, to their financials, to the honest facts about greyhound racing.

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Grey2KUSA is a group of incredibly intelligent people who understand that Greyhound racing is a cruel and inhumane practice that needs to be phased out. In order to do this, laws need to be changed and Grey2KUSA has the capacity to see this through. They are relentless in their quest for doing this, and doing it correctly and diplomatically.

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