Hello friends of BrutaliTeas! Before we get into how our ChariTeas work, we must first tell you the story behind how it came to be. We hope you will take the time to read our story to get a better understanding of why this cause is so important to us!
The adorable little guy pictured above is Griffin. We were fortunate enough to have Griffin come into our lives back in 2010. He was rescued by my mom and given to us as a Christmas gift. Needless to say, he was the very best Christmas gift we could have ever gotten and quickly had us both wrapped around his paw! Griffin brought us many happy times and served many purposes in both of our lives. He always had a big presence everywhere he went, and he was always a little ray of sunshine that made everyone in his path smile or laugh. I wish there were more people in the world just as sweet and kind as our little Griffin.
In 2014 Griffin was diagnosed with canine lupus and hypothyroidism. He had to go to countless doctor's visits and take multiple medications to control his health condition. Despite it all, he never let it affect his personality and he continued to live his life happily! In the Winter of 2016, we discovered he also developed multi centric lymphoma which is a fast spreading form of cancer. We were beyond devastated to learn the news. We did everything we could to help him fight this battle, while also keeping him as comfortable for as long as we could. We did mild chemotherapy, and I even made a special herbal tea blend for Griffin to naturally try to help him feel better, strengthen his immune system, and assist in his liver function. Believe it or not, he actually enjoyed it!
Unfortunately, despite all of our efforts, we had to make the hardest decision we've ever had to make on January 30, 2017. It was heartbreaking to say the least, but we could no longer allow this awful disease to take over and destroy our boy's quality of life. Griffin definitely took a little piece of each of our hearts that day, and we will miss him everyday. We wanted to find a way to keep his spirit and memory alive, which is why we have created "ChariTeas" - Tea for a Cause. ChariTeas allow us donate quarterly to various local area animal rescues, assist with our own TNVR efforts in our area, or to other non-profit organizations that not only help pets, but people as well! We've also started creating custom blends for non-profit organizations, in an effort to help them fundraise. We look forward to doing more of this in the future, so please feel free to reach out to us if you are part of a non-profit organization that would like to collaborate for fundraising!
Please check out our blog for donation updates!
You can find all donations made under "Tea for a Cause Donations"
WE ALSO HAVE A FACEBOOK FUNDRAISING GROUP!
FEEL FREE TO JOIN IN BY CLICKING HERE.
WE'LL HAVE FUN AUCTIONS TO HELP RAISE EVEN MORE DONATIONS!
our current charitea blend
We are also currently doing ongoing fundraising for the following