Category Archives: Fundraising

Kitsilano Kitty’s Closet Roars with Animalicious Art & Animals Xtravaganza!

Join Kitsilano Kitty’s Closet at SMASH Modern Art and Design Gallery as they support animal rescue by bringing together local artists and rescue volunteers for Animalicious Night of Art & Animals.

Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) November 04, 2012

On Saturday evening, December 8th, Kitsilano Kitty’s Closet, an online fashion reseller, is hosting a party night to raise awareness for ‘Project Doggie Jacket’ which is raising money for five amazing animal rescue organizations which are run by volunteers and donations only and Sky Monster, a punk rock Papillion in need of surgery.

Especially welcome are volunteers and members of the recipient charities: Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue, Small Animal Rescue Society BC, CritterAid Summerland, Greyhaven Exotic Bird Sanctuary and the Friends of Animals Nea Filadelphia to attend and network with other like minded individuals to share experiences, knowledge and tips.

“Everyone at Kitsilano Kitty’s Closet volunteers and supports animal rescue and animal welfare causes and we know how little time that leaves for socializing and just enjoying some time away. We hope this party night provides a welcome relief from the day-to-day challenges of caring for abandoned and abused animals, the all-night watching and waiting and the continuous fundraising. It’s stressful and it’s easy to lose yourself in it.” says Helen Siwak, President of Kitsilano Kitty’s Closet.

Door is $15 ($5 to the BC animal rescue of your choice, $5 to the Friends of Animals NF, $5 promotions, beverages and snacks) , and includes a free doggie jacket and complimentary beverage. There will also be a pet food donation box at the entry for your generosity.

As part of the Silent Auction, there will be 13 handpainted/decorated Goochie Poochie doggie jackets by local artists and celebrities for your bidding enjoyment. Artists include 12 Midnite, RotNHell, Pilar Alvarez, Brigitta Kocsis, Elizabeth Fisher, Megz Majewski, Andrea Tucker with more artist announcements coming soon.

SMASH Gallery is known to push the boundaries of traditional fine art and expand the minds of art collectors, collaborators and appreciators alike. The Gallery is owned and operated by animal lovers Jen Abrams and 12 Midnite and is the perfect setting for this event. On this evening they will be offering 10% off all art purchases also.

There will be great music by DJ Spooky, beverages of all sorts and tasty snacks, raffle prizes, gift baskets and a ‘Decorate It Yourself’ Project Doggie Jacket art station! Raffle Prizes donated by Textura Salon in Kitsilano,, Jeff Turner Entertainment Group, Tonic Records, Kitsilano Kittys Closet and promotional sponsors Noelle’s Pet Love.and Lainioti Law Offices in Athens, Greece.

Event Details:
ANIMALICIOUS Art & Animals Xtravaganza Nite
December 8th, 2012
SMASH Modern Art and Design
580 Clark Drive, Vancouver, BC.
Doors from 5pm to 11pm.
Tix: $15 in advance and at the door

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Project Doggie Jacket Goes Live Worldwide

PR News has picked up “Project Doggie Jacket”!

That means worldwide release! Yeah!



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TattCafe Expands Lifestyle Brand with ‘Kitsilano Kitty’s Closet’ & Helps Kittens At The Same Time

Online PR News – 04-August-2012 –This BC Day long weekend TattCafe and Kitsilano Kitty’s Closet offer up affordable labels, vintage/retro inspired fashion, and donate towards kitten rescue.

Chinese Laundry Silver Mary Jane’s, Calvin Klein Animal Print Sweater Dress, Men’s Pepe Jeans UK, Unknown Local Designers Awesome Skirt, online dating site for lovers of tattoos, has always been about more than tattoo’s and the lifestyle that goes with them. Since launching TattCafe co-founders Helen Siwak and Vladimiros Xanthopoulos have been using their home-based businesses to fund raise for animal rescues around the world and have no plans to stop.

This BC Day long weekend, the couple’s latest online venture, an eBay store called Kitsilano Kitty’s Closet  is having it’s first sale of the summer offering 20% off all merchandise including luxury and vintage, and is donating 10% of all the sales from this Friday at midnight to Monday night midnight to Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association.

Kitsilano Kitty’s Closet aims to help nervous online daters with making fashion choices for that very important first date first impression. Picking that perfect outfit that represents who you are and possibly who you will be, is mindboggling, so Kitsilano Kitty’s Closet currently showcases new and used international designer labels, vintage, and retro inspired garments to make those decisions so much easier.

Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association (VOKRA is a no-kill, non-profit, registered charity dedicated to the rescue of cats in the Lower Mainland of BC. VOKRA has become a well-known and respected organization in the animal rescue and welfare community. VOKRA does all of this entirely with dedicated volunteer workers, private donations, and bequests.

“We are continually impressed with VOKRA‘s ability to stay true to their mission and greatly admire their work with abandoned, abused and feral felines” says Helen Siwak. “Whenever we can, we love to help and expose others to animal causes through something fun like online shopping”.

This weekend, take a few minutes to browse through Kitsilano Kitty’s Closet for unique and affordable designer labels, vintage and retro inspired pieces. Labels include: BCBG Max Azria, Betsey Johnson, Mexx, Banana Republic, Prada, Stephane de Raucourt, American Eagle Outfitters, Versus by Versace, Max Mara, Clarks, Nine West, and so much more! Not only will you save a lot of hard earned dollars but help VOKRA help the kittens.

MEXX Sheer Blouse, Banana Republic Wedge Sandals, Larry Levine Paisley Skirt, Vintage Dack’s Men’s Dufferin Shoes

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TattCafe Lifestyle Blog Transition Includes FASHION!

Watch this page!  TattCafe Blog will be transitioning to combine our TattCafe and Smoking-Lovers blogs with our newest venture:  Fashion!

We have just launched another element of the Tattoo Lifestyle – Fashion – who are we reflected in how we choose to decorate ourselves.  Styles suiting the shy to the outgoing.

Kitsilano Kitty’s Closet is specializing in new and pre-owned designer high quality garments – perfect for that first date! Banana Republic, MEXX, Prada, Cole Haan, H&M, Betsey Johnson, North Face, Michael Kors, and so many more.

Check out Kitsilano Kitty’s Closet: We are uploading new items every day.

Big Sale this BC Day long weekend – invite your friends! We will be donating 10% of all sales from Saturday, Sunday, and Monday to VOKRA – Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association.

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$1,500 for The Penny Foundation Dog Rescue!

We came, we walked the walk, and raised money for Burt Reynolds, the mastiff who needs ACL surgery.  The founders of TattCafe, love tattoos and love rescue pets.  Burt is a rescue with The Penny Foundation Dog Rescue Society.

Day of pictures from dogmobile transportation to and from the Scotiabank 5K Walk:

Team Noelle’s Pet Love ready for action!  Vlassis, Co-Captain, Noelle the feisty Coach, Captain KitsilanoKitty and Miss Snickers rescue dog from Greece.
Are you a tattoo lover who also loves rescuing and rescue pets?  Send us your story and we’ll consider it for a blog entry!
KitsilanoKitty, TattCafe Member #1
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VOKRA Volunteers Showing Off Their Tatt’s!

On Thursday our fundraiser Tatts4Cats benefiting VOKRA (Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association) gets underway and already the ladies are posting their tatt’s!

Check out the devotion to their feline friends on their Facebook Group.

Join with a free membership and we will donate $0.25.  Join with a paid membership and we will donate $2/month that you sign up for.

Good night!

KitsilanoKitty, Vancouver, BC

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Tatts4Cats – Fundraiser for VOKRA in BC

Our first fundraiser!  We have two passions here at TattCafe – first is our love of animals and secondly the graphic brilliance of a beautifully inked tattoo.

After three years of animal rescue, rehab and re-homing in Athens, Greece, I was emotionally burnt out and just wanted to get away from it all.  “Dog Days” by Florence and the Machine played like a broken record in my head for months after returning to Canada but the desire to be with the strays was still in my heart.

I had been following on Facebook the foster kitten shenanigans that Scooter and Roxanne had going on at their house and wanted in.  A quick referral, a website application and we were in.  Many kitten deliveries happened over the year we lived in Richmond and just as many went out, adopted by new loving mommy’s and daddy’s.  Sometimes solo but usually in pairs.

We now live in Kitsilano and are unable to foster due to limited space in the new digs but we help when we can.  This summer we walked 5k with Miss Snickers (our brindle rescued from Greece) in the VOKRA WalkAThon, baked kittycat cupcakes, sold hot dogs, but now that we are helping tattooed people find fun and happiness by dating online we have to shift gears and be creative.

Tatts4Cats is a unique fundraising idea and we hope it catches on. is ready to support animal rescue groups world-wide with this campaign.  Helping the strays, the abandoned, the forgotten is hard both emotionally and physically.  Let us help you help them!  Email us at for more details.

Kitty kisses,


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