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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 sponsor the release of greyhounds from closing dog tracks and also 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 30 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.

Target demographics: save greyhounds

Direct beneficiaries per year: to sponsor the rescue of dozens of greyhounds from one dog track alond and 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 sponsor the release of greyhounds from closing dog tracks through our "Second Chance for Greyhounds" Fund. We also 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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124 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

This organization and their staff are open, honest, accountable, and informational. During two previous military advisor assignments in Iraq and Afghanistan, this organization provided me with information and moral support that greatly assisted my efforts in rescuing eight dogs to forever safe and happy homes in the United States.

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christine It is a pleasure to work with dedicated service people like you! Thanks for your kind words!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I once helped video a session of Grey2K USA in the classroom - the instructor was very inspiring and the kids were totally engaged throughout. The management of this organization is very dedicated and sophisticated about spreading the message of how greyhounds are to be treasured as a species and individuals. I can't speak highly enough about this nonprofit!

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christine 07/15/2017

Thank you for your help in spreading the word to young people that greyhounds deserve to be loved!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Difensore dei diritti degli animali e salvataggio dei levrieri dalla morte

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

thank You for everything you do for Greyhounds worldwide!

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christine 07/15/2017

It is a team effort, thanks for being with us every step of the way!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I levrieri devono essere animali da compagnia, non esseri da sfruttare e poi sopprimere! Al fianco di chi combatte per loro, sempre!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They do wonderful charity
They help greyhounds worldwide

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christine 07/15/2017

Thank you for being a part of our team!

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Donor

Rating: 5

The "fight" to help these sweet and gentle dogs is not just on the front lines (at the tracks and legislation), but also in educating the public. It is imperative that people be informed of the horrifying things that really go on with these breeders, trainers and kennel owners, not to mention what happens to these innocent dogs leading up to and during their races. Breeders and some casino owners are trying desperately to keep this all covered up. Educating the public as to the bad things these dogs go through is SO important, but also "meet & greets" with the dogs and explaining what great pets they make. The two biggest misconceptions are that 1. the dogs are high strung with a lot of nervous energy; and 2. they must have an owner who will run everyday with them... both are just not true. Not even close! And Grey2K is getting the word out, which, in my opinion, is invaluable.

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christine 07/11/2017

Your words mean so much. On behalf of the board of GREY2K USA Worldwide, I thank you! Christine Dorchak, Esq. President

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christine 07/15/2017

Thank you for your informative comment and thank you for being a part of our team, Debbie!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When it is necessary,
They help greyhounds worldwide

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christine 07/11/2017

Thank you! Christine Dorchak, Esq. President, GREY2K USA Education Fund

Volunteer

Rating: 5

wonderful charity
They help greyhounds worldwide

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christine 07/11/2017

Thank you for your kind words! Christine Dorchak, Esq. President, GREY2K USA Education Fund

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Big people that save much greyhound and advocades the animal rigjts

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christine 07/11/2017

Thank you for being a part of this "greyt" team to save the greyhounds far and wide! Christine Dorchak, Esq. President, GREY2K USA Education Fund

Donor

Rating: 5

So proud of the tireless efforts to put an end to this cruelty and to educate the public about the plight of the greyhounds. They are fortunate to have this voice. Great work!!

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christine 07/11/2017

Go team! Christine Dorchak, Esq. President, GREY2K USA Education Fund

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Education is the beginning of the change. Thank you for the great work

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christine 07/11/2017

Education is the key, you are so right! Once a person knows how these poor dogs are treated, they come to the side of the angels (the greyhounds)! Christine Dorchak, Esq. President, GREY2K USA Education Fund

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A great charity that does fantastic work raising awareness of the poor treatment of greyhounds worldwide.

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christine 07/11/2017

Thank you for supporting our work with your gifts of t-shirts and greyhound-themed accessories! Christine Dorchak, Esq. President, GREY2K USA Education Fund

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Rating: 5

The GREY2K USA Education Fund are teaching the younger generation and the people to care for animals, not use them for profit.
Grey2k Usa Worldwide is highly ethical, greatly successful and wonderfully managed non-profit.

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christine 07/11/2017

Grazie! We hope to celebrate the end of dog racing with you someday very soon. Thank you and your association for working so hard to save dogs' lives! Christine Dorchak, Esq. President, GREY2K USA Education Fund

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It is so important to have a group like the GREY2K USA Education Fund in existence. They are teaching the younger generation to care for animals, not use them for profit.

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christine 07/11/2017

Young people are on the side of the dogs, that is for sure! Christine Dorchak, Esq. President, GREY2K USA Education Fund

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christine 07/11/2017

Young people and new thinking are the key to ending this terrible cruelty on dogs, we agree! Christine Dorchak, Esq. President, GREY2K USA Education Fund

Connie53

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with GREY2K USA Education Fund. I have nothing but wonderful experiences with them. I have never seen such hard working folks. I would never hesitate to donate to this group. They are doing amazing things.

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christine 07/11/2017

Thank you for inspiring this work, Connie! Christine Dorchak, Esq. President, GREY2K USA Education Fund

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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christine 07/11/2017

Thank you for your support! Christine Dorchak, Esq. President, GREY2K USA Education Fund

JackJill

Board Member

Rating: 5

I live is South Florida and I regularly conduct greyhound presentations at schools in Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties. I talk to the children about dog racing and the need for adoption of these beautiful and gentle dogs.
The GREY2K USA Education Fund provides me with the necessary material to conduct these classes. For example, brochures, coloring books, wristbands, and buttons. These classes are a success and the children love them.
Thank you GREY2K USA Education Fund for making this possible.

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christine 07/11/2017

Kathy, thank you so much for being such a big part of our ongoing "Greyhounds in the Classroom" program! You work so hard! Christine Dorchak, Esq. President, GREY2K USA Education Fund

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Because of the Grey2K USA Education Fund, I have supplies which I use to help educate school age children in South Florida about the need to adopt the racing greyhounds when their racing life is over. I give the children a "Pele's Forever Home" book which is a sweet story about an ex-racer finding his forever home. The distribution of these books has resulted in the adoption of many greyhounds.

Thank you GREY2K USA Education Fund for making this possible.

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Lorraine N.

Donor

Rating: 5

They are hard working and relentless! They do great work at stopping a cruel and stupid industry.

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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

Sometimes a story needs a little more explanation and help. The grey2k usa education fund is exactly this...we, in the U.S., are a dog culture, and even though we all love them, there is this one breed that few really know about. And that is the most loving and charming and attention-wanting...the greyhound. This group reaches out in so many ways, and makes sure that whoever they communicate with fully understands the exceptional sensitivities of the greyhound and their want and love of human companionship. And in so doing, they make sure that greyhounds are NEVER overlooked in the Adoptable Dogs listings...and because of this, more greyhound DO find loving homes.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Grey2K USA's Education Fund has helped change minds across the state of Florida. Greyhound racing has a long history in the state and it is not uncommon to find individuals and families that hold dear the practice as a favorite pastime. But the tide has been changing thanks very much in part to the Education Fund's work to expose the abuses that occur at these tracks and reach the communities where these tracks still operate.

Grey2K USA's Education Fund wisely uses resources to organize support and spread awareness throughout the state. Their High Stakes report was a game changer - putting the horrors of greyhound racing into easily consumable facts and figures, making every greyhound lover an effective greyhound advocate.