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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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19 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!

1 Janet96

Donor

Rating: 5

We have been supporting the GREY2K USA team for several years both with personal donations and through our business. The GREY2K USA team has worked relentlessly to save living animals from the cruelty of humans. They also help to educate children so that this madness of using animals to make $ stops. I highly recommend that everyone should support GREY2k USA until ALL dog racing ends.
GREY2K USA does not succumb to the harsh attacks from the dog racing industry.
GREY2K USA is responsible both fiscally and humanly.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

1 Julie88

Donor

Rating: 5

I am thankful for GREY2K USA and the wonderful work they do to help end the abuse and suffering of greyhounds.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Thank you to GREY2K USA for the great work it does in getting information out about the cruelty of greyhound racing. The public needs to know the truth about the racing industry and GREY2K USA is doing just that. Thank you so much!

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carey2 11/06/2012

Thanks for this review.

5 Cheryl142

Donor

Rating: 5

I began supporting Grey2KUSA several years ago after adopting our first two greyhounds. They have a heart for these wonderful dogs. They have been very helpful in the education of the public of the truth about cruel the greyhhound racing industry as a whole. I have used their newsletters and brochures to help other understand what their mission is about. Social media has made it easier for me to open the eyes of my friends and family on the need to ban greyhound racing world wide. I stand tall with Grey2KUSA in all they do.

4 Maureen50

Donor

Rating: 5

Grey2KUSA works worldwide to end Greyhound racing. Dogs are pets, not livestock, and Grey2K makes that point over and over, putting a spotlight on the unnecessary injuries and deaths that dog racing results in. Donations to them are always put to great use.

4 Eric J.

Donor

Rating: 5

The GREY2K USA Education Fund has done so much to promote greyhounds as pets, from adoption to supplying materials for classroom presentations, and even supporting literacy programs. The Ed Fund provides books about adopted greyhounds to help young students learn about greyhounds and taking care of pets. Their humane education work includes a number of items like wristbands and buttons. Kids get to take home a memento of their classroom experience. The feedback from students is wonderful. The kids write about how they've committed themselves to being good stewards of animals. It's really heart-warming to see. Great job, Ed Fund.

I am the Vice-President of the Ed Fund's sister organization, GREY2K USA Worldwide. I am not involved in the governance, but I am a donor and supporter of the Education Fund.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

I feel confident donating to GREY2K USA Education Fund because they are THE experts on this issue! Dedicated, selfless and persistent...they are getting the job done!

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Donor

Rating: 5

The real story of the history of greyhounds and how they've come to be used now as expendable commodities in dog racing needs to be told, and Grey2K USA Education Fund is one of the primary information outlets to disseminate the facts. Not "the facts" as the racing industry would have one believe, but the real facts. Facts lead to action and to activists and they, in turn, lead to results. And every bit of light shed on this appalling institutionalized animal abuse will help bring about its end. I have supported them for years and will continue to do so...proudly.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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 08/29/2014

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

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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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Donor

Rating: 5

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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christine 03/04/2014

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

4 Joan35

Donor

Rating: 5

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!!

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christine 06/06/2013

Thanks for your kind words of support, Joan!