Merry Mingle With AAF: Designers Do Good For Dogs

AIGA Charlotte and AAF Charlotte sure knows how to spread the holiday cheer into the New Year.

On Monday, December 10th, 75+ Charlotte creatives braved the rainy winter weather for a night of mingling, munchies and a merry good time. Our gracious host was Triple C Brewing Company, located just around the corner from our selected charity for this year, The Humane Society of Charlotte.

To add to the holiday festivities, the Charlotte design community came together to help raise money and goods for The Humane Society of Charlotte. The HSC recently competed in the ASPCA Rachel Ray 100K Challenge, a national competition to inspire animal shelters — and those who support them — to go above and beyond to increase pet adoptions, reunite lost pets with their families and save more animals’ lives. Within three months (August-October), HSC saved 1,101 animals, an increase of 549 lives. On November 30th they found out they are the Southeast winner in the challenge, and they’re set to receive $25,000!

AIGA Charlotte and AAF Charlotte wanted to help them with their cause by donating 100% of the Merry Mingle entrance fee to the HSC (which totaled over $300). Additionally, we’re proud to have helped them shrink their holiday wish list this season by 75+ items.

Photos courtesy of Sarah McGraw of McGraw Photography. Clockwise from top left: Devo; Max; Stripe; Marley; Nesbit; Parrish; Dempsey; and Tilly. Due to daily adoptions, the above dogs may no longer be available. Please visit the HSC website for available pets.

About our guest blogger: Kimberly Diedrich is an in-house graphic designer for Jack Henry & Associates. Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.® provides integrated computer systems for in-house and outsourced data processing to commercial banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions primarily in the United States. She received a BFA in Visual Communication Design with a minor in Art History from Winthrop University in 2009. Kimberly has been on the AIGA Charlotte Board for 3 years, currently serving as the VP of Programming.

By aigacharlotte
Published December 19, 2012