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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: to help end dog racing and save ex-racers.

Direct beneficiaries per year: in 2018, we rescued over 500 greyhounds from China

Geographic areas served: The GREY2K USA Education Fund works to across the globe

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 hardcover book for older kids to read, "Save the Greyhounds" wristbands, adoption posters to hang, greyhound magnets and more.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am so grateful for the lifesaving efforts of the GREY2K USA Education Fund! Thousands and thousands of lucky hounds have been rescued across the globe because of this wonderful organization.

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christine Thanks for supporting our Second Chance for Greyhounds 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

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christine 10/11/2018

Thank you for your support of the mission to end dog racing worldwide!

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

stefaniapetlevrieri2017

Professional with expertise in this field

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.

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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.

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.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This nonprofit works incredibly effective to end the suffering of greyhounds. Through public education and hands-on experience with rescued greyhounds they ensure that the community understands the awful treatment and disrespect these gentle dogs suffer in commercial dog racing.

2 bestinshow

Board Member

Rating: 5

GREY2K USA consistently exceeds expectations with their non profit Education Fund.
They are creative in their approach to reach out and educate the community (and world) regarding the inhumanity of greyhound racing around the globe. We are so lucky to have this organization creating the awareness that is needed on this subject. Many thanks for all they do. The world is a better place because of them!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The GREY2K USA Education Fund has been a constant support for our greyhound adoption group, FINGER LAKES ADOPT A GREY(FLAAG). They have provided materials for us to go to libraries for presentations to children as well as adults. Every summer FLAAG is a guest lecturer at the Tompkins County SPCA. GREY 2K USA Education Fund supplies us with written material and "goodies" for the day campers(approx. 100 children). They have been a "greyt" resource for our group and provides us with a sounding board in regards to banning greyhound racing. FLAAG is proud to be associated with this wonderful group!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The help the Grey2K USA Education fund provided when Tucson Greyhound Park in Arizona closed was a god send. There are many happy hounds tonight as a result. Great 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!

1 Delilah P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

5 stars for this one!!! Thanks for speaking up for greyhounds :-)

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great cause, caring people. Please help if you can.....Thanks!

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.

2 Terry79

Volunteer

Rating: 5

you are doing a great job thank you . I rate you a five star for sure

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have followed/ volunteered for this group for years and seen them grow and accomplish so very much. Amazing people with boundless compassion for the Greyhounds. The Greyhounds still need their help and ours.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Nothing but glowing praise for a Group who works solely for the safety and well being of Greyhounds. They move mountains to protect, this being exactly what you hope to achieve in donations and volunteer work.

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.

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 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

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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!

3 Emily89

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

These people have worked tirelessly and successfully in the fight to end the abomination that is Greyhound racing.

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Volunteer

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Grey2kusa are friends of mine in greyhound rescue we know each other as there is a worldwide rescue of greyhounds going on. We hear of greyhounds in Australia,New Zealand,England,Ireland Scotland,USA,South Africa and other remote places. Greyhounds are in need everywhere we look and personally I think that an organisation such as Grey2kusa deserve all the praise they get as well as a glowing review for the important work they do for the greyhounds alerting as many as possibel to their plight. Don´t bet on the greyhounds don´t go to the tracks and when you need a companion look no futher let a greyhound melt into your heart. I did and have no regrets.

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christine 09/09/2014

Thank you so much for loving greyhounds as much as we do! Christine Dorchak, President GREY2K USA Education Fund

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The GREY2K USA Education Fund plays such an important role in educating audiences--both domestically as well as internationally--on the cruelty of greyhound racing in our country and abroad. The Education Fund also promotes greyhound adoption to help the dogs discarded by the racing industry. Anyone who is familiar with them knows...this organization is top notch and I give them 5 stars!!

4 Jeroen v.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The GREY2K USA Education Fund plays an important role in educating the community about the cruelty inflicted on dogs in the greyhound racing industry. Its education programs are professionally developed and have informed thousands across the country about this major animal welfare problem. The Fund also promotes greyhound adoption to directly save the lives of dogs abandoned by the racing industry. I can highly recommend it to anybody that cares about animals.

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christine 08/23/2014

Thank you Jeroen for your kind words of support. Christine Dorchak, President GREY2K USA Education Fund