You may remember about this time last year, I teamed up with The Body Shop at CF Rideau Centre to support the Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue (aka OSCATR).
It's a local organization totally run by volunteers, and during the summer months they see a huge influx of stray kittens.
So much so that they have to temporarily stop accepting strays because their network of foster volunteers are at capacity.
The two little guys above, Matcha and Oolong, were fortunate enough to be rescued by the the shelter and fostered by my friend Lindsay.
Lindsay's also the manager of The Body Shop at CF Rideau Centre, and on top of being a foster mom for kitties she's contstantly looking for additional ways to help.
So last summer, for the very first time, The Body Shop transformed into The Cat Shop.
For just one day, we brought adoptable kitties into The Body Shop, hosted a fundraising silent auction, and treated all of you to mega deals. And guess what? WE'RE DOING IT AGAIN.
The Cat Shop 2.0
The Cat Shop: A Fundraiser in support of Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue
Location: The Body Shop at CF Rideau Centre (2nd floor near Magpie)
When: Friday August 11, 2016 from 10:00am - 8:00pm
Meet & Greet with moi: 5:00pm-7:00pm
We'll have a silent auction with incredible prizes from The Body Shop (of course), Blackett & Co., Pot & Pantry, Strut Jewelry, Valamode Luxury Consignment (spoiler alert: there's a Michael Kors clutch up for grabs!), and more.
There'll also be delicious treats made by the OSCATR team, handcrafted kitty treats and toys available for purchase. And all proceeds go directly to supporting local kitties!
To thank you for coming out and showing your support, The Body Shop is rewarding you with:
40% off the entire store (a few exclusions)
Free 200ml body butter with purchases of $50+
Make a $5+ donation to OSCATR and receive a special voucher for 50% off one item. And it's valid til December!
Pretty amazing right?! All these deals are for one day only, and are only valid at The Body Shop's CF Rideau Centre location.
I want to say this *is not* a pet shop event. No kitties will be for sale. Instead, there will be adoptable kitties for you to meet and see if they're the right fit. This is your chance to meet some wonderful cats who deserve a fur-ever home.
Come on out and support the kitties, Lindsay and I will see you there.
A big thank you to the immensely talented Jamie at Hello Lovely Studio for all the lovely photos from our last event!