Founded in 1903 by Flora D’Auby Jenkins Kibbe and named for the Scottish phrase meaning “Stay a while,” Bideawee is the oldest humane organization in the United States and specializes in caring for animals. They operate out of New York City, Long Island, and Westhampton, and believe that relationships between humans and companion animals are incredibly important. Bidawee offers veterinary services, adoption programs, and many volunteer groups, where you can bring their pets to visit the elderly and disabled as a form of pet therapy, or bring your dog to be audience members for a club that helps shy young children learn to read aloud. They also provide educational programs, animal hospital visits, dog park services, and pet loss support groups. There’s even a camera synced up to controls which you can use to remotely play with a kitten in their in their adoption centers!
Bidawee doesn’t have a profile with us yet, but if you want to check out the work that Bideawee does, you can go to their website here! You can also submit a design for Bideawee to our Artist’s Choice this month!
occupation: NYU student, singer, Love and Water Designs Youth Board Advisor
What do you do?
We will also be filming our We Are One Blog photo shoot taking place the coming Monday, which is one you won’t want to miss!
So stick with us, and tune in! We will be giving you something very special every Friday…
artist: Philip Pierre Louis
Where are you from?
The most lovely city in the universe; Minneapolis, MN.
What do you do?
I do work that lies In the intersection and education. It is essential for me to do creative work that serves a greater community. My two favorite projects currently are my work with Love + Water Designs as the Youth Director and creating and implementing interactive events with my organization, the Guerilla Haiku Movement.
What would you do if you could do anything your heart desired, right now?
There was no snow at home over Christmas this year (unheard of in Minneapolis) because of this I missed out on snow-tubing with my cousins and their kids. I hear they have snow now…and I want to sneak back for a little tubing!
What do you love about your Love and Water Designs shirt?
I love how often people comment on my Love + Water shirts and want to know what the images mean. I miss the grocery line conversations with strangers (that are a constant in the Midwest) and with L+W shirts I get some of those conversations generated even in busy NYC!