Really Fun Volunteering Opportunity

How many times have you thought you’d like to volunteer but you dread being stuck with crappy boring jobs nobody else wants to do?

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How about volunteering to receive some unconditional love from a pet who’s lost his family? What could be more fun than walking a madly wagging tail attached to a dog who’s overjoyed to see you? Or playing Catch the String with a cat who’s dying for a tummy rub?

The Arizona Humane Society needs volunteers to help out at their shelters. You can walk a dog, play with a cat or help out in their thrift store. They also need volunteers to foster shelter animals in their home for short periods of time for a variety of reasons.

Take a few hours out of your month to volunteer in a very fun way for a very worthy cause. Contact the AZ Humane Society, Lost Our Home, or Arizona Animal Welfare to see how you can help a pet without a family to love her. Or try any local animal shelter near you.

There’s a pet out there waiting to give you some love today.


This post is for Happy Jack, the foreclosure cat my brother found on his doorstep in East Mesa. We both tried to take him into our homes but couldn’t make it work (Him-Violent Allergies ; Me-Existing Hostile Alpha Cat). He’s waiting in Sunnyslope’s Humane Society shelter for someone to take him home, love him, and rub his belly.

found cat again

42-inch TV Raffle for Charity

Many of you know my wife & I do a lot of work with NMTSA (Neurologic Music Therapy Services of Arizona), a charity serving individuals and families with many different neurological impairments, but whose primary focus is on autism.

We held our first annual fall fundraiser last weekend, which was a lot of fun in addition to raising some money.  But just as exciting is that DCSI (Digital Consumer Solutions Inc) donated a 42" LCD TV, which we're going to raffle off on December 1st!


Tickets are $5 each, or 5 for $20.

With the short time frame and Thanksgiving next week, we're doing this the old fashioned way - no dedicated website purchases!  Please give me a call/email if you're interested in a new TV this holiday season &/or supporting a great charity!

Your already has a place picked out for his new TV Realtor,

Chris Butterworth

photo credit to

Kris’ Camp annual Wine & Cheese Silent Auction

Kris's Camp is a travelling summer camp program offering intensive therapy and education to children with autism and their families. We've been involved with the amazing folks from Kris' Camp for the last few years, and have been fortunate enough to attend camp the last two summers.

Cheryl is chairing the Annual Wine & Cheese and Silent Auction this year, which is going to be held next Saturday at St. Stephen's Hall – 16th Street & Northern.

Anyone is welcome to attend, buy raffle tickets, or make a donation.

This is a great organization, and we've seen firsthand how much they help families. Please click the flyer below for more information (and ignore the rsvp date!)

Your event cashier Realtor,

Chris Butterworth

[tags] Kris Camp, charity [/tags]

Last Chance – charity raffle for a Big Screen TV


This is the last week to buy your raffle tickets – and have a chance to win big AND support a great charity!
to buy your tickets online ($10 each or 6 for $50).

These are some of the great prizes we have available:

Big-Screen TV

DVD Recorder

Phoenix Suns Tickets

Disney on Ice Tickets

$100 Target gift card

Come on, folks – every $10 helps! Please buy a ticket today.

Your working to help families with autism Realtor,

Chris Butterworth

[tags] TV Raffle, Autism, Charity, fundraiser, Fletcher Heights [/tags]

Only 2 Weeks Left – Win a Big-Screen TV and Support Charity!

Your running out of time to buy your raffle tickets! $10 per ticket (or 6 tickets for $50) gives you a chance to win one of several really cool prizes:

Big-Screen TV

DVD Recorder

Phoenix Suns Tickets

Disney on Ice Tickets

$100 Target gift card


And every dollar raised goes to support an awesome local charity. Click here to learn more about it and to buy tickets online. Believe me, you'll be supporting a very worthy cause (and you might even get something extra in your stocking!)

Your trying to help families with autism Realtor,

Chris Butterworth

[tags] TV Raffle, Autism, Charity, fundraiser, Fletcher Heights [/tags]

Get smart and feed the hungry.

I saw a reference to on two different blogs today, from two completely different realms of industry, so I thought it must be worth checking out. The Sietch Blog has a heavy focus on renewable energy and green living. Seth Godin's blog has more thought-provoking business & leadership ideas in one place than any other site I've seen. And they were both right!

Check it out today; it's fun and it's doing something good. Be sure to check out the FAQs and the Totals pages – pretty amazing concept, and even more amazing is what they've been able to accomplish.

Your donating some rice Realtor,

Chris Butterworth

Win a Big-Screen TV and Support Autism!

This week marks the launch of a terrific program to help celebrate the holidays and raise money for an organization that helps people & families affected by autism.

How great would Christmas Day be if I called you to let you know you just won a Big-Screen TV, Phoenix Suns tickets, or a Target gift card? And even better, how great would your holidays be knowing you were able to help a fantastic charity?

Click here to learn more and/or buy tickets online. (note – I'm having a hard time getting the form to pass through to PayPal, so until I fix that you can still sign up & I'll contact you about payment arrangements.)

Your wishing every family with autism had the support they needed Realtor,

Chris Butterworth

[tags] TV Raffle, Autism, Charity, fundraiser, Fletcher Heights [/tags]

Hat’s off to the Beauty of a Bonzer!

Saturday night Cheryl and I had the great pleasure of attending this year's Beauty of a Bonzer – a concert party for charity. We joined good friends, met new friends, ate a ton of good food, and watched two classic bands perform on stage – and it was all put on to benefit others. Couldn't ask for much more on a Saturday night!

This is the 7th year of the event, and each year has gotten bigger than before. Last year they raised over $500,000 dollars (in one night!) The totals for this year's event haven't been posted yet, but we saw over $100,000 raised in about 12 minutes of live auctions. (it didn't take long before our modest bids on a couple of items seemed insignificant...)

All funds will be split among 5 local charities.


This was a terrific event – charity done right. I highly recommend everyone try to attend next year!

- Chris Butterworth

[tags] Beauty of a Bonzer [/tags]