Phinney’s Angels Tree Celebration Kicks Off as Part of Lincoln Arts Show 2021 to Help Raise Money for Pets in Need
Phinney’s, a Massachusetts nonprofit celebrating 25 years of helping low-income people keep their pets, will launch its Holiday activities at the Lincoln Arts Show 2021. The event, organized by Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department, will take place Nov. 5-7 from 12 p.m to 5 p.m. at the Pierce House.
Phinney’s will be there on Saturday and Sunday, selling hand-painted Holiday ornaments and Department 56 ceramic houses to support the neediest pets in its program.
That will also be the weekend that Phinney's will light up Phinney's Angels Tree on the grounds of the historic mansion. The plump blue spruce will be decorated with hand-painted ornaments of 15 pets in need and will welcome more ornaments as the Holiday season progresses.
During the Arts Show, people will be able to purchase Phinney’s watercolor ornaments to take home, give to others, or hang on the tree outside. After the event, the ornaments will be sold at phinneys.org. People can scan the QR code on the sign next to Phinney's Angels Tree to reach the website as well.
With a minimum $25 donation, the donor will get a holiday ornament of the sponsored pet, painted in watercolor, and may choose to either have the ornament hung on the Phinney’s Angels Tree, displaying a unique chosen message, to have it shipped to the donor or to anyone else, as a special Holiday gift.
“Phinney’s Angels Tree will hopefully offer a safe way to celebrate the spirit of giving while we still weather this pandemic,” says Daniela Caride, Phinney's president. “It will be a lovely outing for people who are going for walks, a picnic, or want to say a prayer for a loved one who touched their lives.”
PHINNEY'S ANGELS TREE
NOV 6 2021 - JAN 31, 2022, dusk to 9:30 pm
PIERCE PARK - 17 Weston Rd, Lincoln MA
Be it an elderly dog with cancer who lives with an HIV-positive loving owner, or a lively cat who keeps her owner with cerebral palsy company, all Phinney's godpets have stories of resilience that demonstrate the strong connection and love people share with their pets. The stories and pictures of the pets featured on the Angels Tree are posted at Phinneys.org.
LINCOLN ARTS SHOW
NOV 5 - 7, 2021, 12-5 pm (Friday reception from 5-7pm)
PIERCE HOUSE - 17 Weston Rd, Lincoln MA
The Lincoln-based art show will feature 2- and 3-D creations made by town-affiliated artists and artisans of all ages. The art, ranging from paintings and photographs, to pottery and hand crafts, will be for display or sale, depending on the wish of the artist.
Phinney’s (aka Phinney’s Friends) is an all-volunteer registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit helping people in Massachusetts keep their pets by providing financial support and pet-caregiving assistance. In addition to the Godparents Program, Phinney’s provides much-needed assistance to those experiencing ongoing or temporary financial hardships and mental and physical impairments through its EverCare, Pet Boost, and Emergency programs. Those in need of Phinney’s services may call or fax their request for assistance to 617.979.8705 or complete the form at www.phinneys.org/contact-us.