Have you had a chance to admire the new artwork for our 6th Annual Texas-Sized Pittie Pride weekend of events? It came to us via an amazing donation from an organization called Drive to Create (DTC). This 501(c)3 donates free marketing services to other non-profit organizations using creative, one-day marathons.
Love-A-Bull was honored to be selected through a competitive application process to receive their services, and it ended up being the perfect fit, as we were getting ready to launch this year’s Texas-Sized Pittie Pride (TSPP) in October. As a 100% volunteer-run organization, we couldn’t be more appreciative of free professional design services to help take our event to the next level.
Our events team had been brainstorming ways to elevate this year’s event. What started as a fun twist on the parade being led by a Pittie King & Pittie Queen quickly grew into a whole weekend of prom-themed events. Texas-Sized Pittie Pride “Goes to Prom” was born.
Prior to our Drive Day (the term they use for the full day of donated services of their creative staff), we shared the history of our organization and of TSPP, as well as this year’s theme. Aaron Kaufman, President of DTC and fantastic illustrator, is also the founder of Charity Pups, a website with ridiculously cute dog illustrations that can be purchased in several formats with 30% of the profit going to a charity of the month. Looking at his illustrations, we thought a combination of our theme and his art would be a perfect fit.
Our Drive Day was truly a marathon AND the first time Drive to Create had worked remotely with an organization (they are based in Cleveland, OH). It was a non-stop cycle of creative media being developed, emailed for review, and discussed on conference calls. Revisions would be made and the process would repeat. They dedicated a full Saturday to Love-A-Bull and provided branding for our event, as well as some designs to be used for other marketing materials.
The entire team was such a pleasure to work with, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results. We’d like to give a Texas-Sized Pittie THANK YOU to the Drive to Create team for all of the hard work they put into working with us. We love the final product, and we hope you do too!
If you are interested in learning more about this non-profit organization and how they help other non-profits, please please visit www.drivetocreate.org.
And be on the lookout for our Pittie King & Queen to be making even more surprise appearances as we get closer to this year’s Texas-Sized Pittie Pride Weekend, Oct. 24 – 26!