I am excited to announce that with your help, Dry Tears has raised close to $600 in the last 3 months to continue providing water in Africa! Thank you for your support, and we look forward to another wonderful year of helping the less fortunate in Africa in 2011!


Applebee’s pancake breakfast!

If you live in the Detroit Metro area, you now have the chance to enjoy a good breakfast, and help Dry Tears at the same time!  Some Oakland University students will be hosting a pancake breakfast at Applebee’s (2105 N. Squirrel Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326) on Saturday, November 20 from 8-10 am. Tickets can be bought at the door for $5/person.  You get pancakes, eggs and bacon as well as lemonade.  The $5 price does not include menu items.  60% of the proceeds go to Dry Tears, so come on out and enjoy breakfast!

Coin drive and new online store!

We are starting our second annual coin drive this week! All the businesses that have a donation jar are listed below as well as their addresses, so stop in and give them your business.  Also, if you feel like doing some cleaning and want to donate all that cash to Dry Tears, email us at drytearsocmi@gmail.com

Kerby’s coney island
4131 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Baldwin barbershop
4391 S Baldwin Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48359

Pete’s coney island
4083 S Baldwin Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48359

Pontiac eye clinic
4151 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326


Finally: we are pleased to announce our new online store! Visit http://www.drytears.bigcartel.com/ and order your Dry Tears merchandise online!

And so the fundraising continues!

Every year, we sell Hungry Howies Fundraiser cards to raise money, and this year is no exception! They cost $10, but the deals are well worth the money. To see what you get on these cards, visit http://www.hungryhowiesproperties.com/index.html and feast your eyes! Now that you really want (at least) one of these, email us your name and address (at DryTearsOCMI@Gmail.com) Please also mail a $10 check to: Dry Tears, 324 Lake Angelus Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326. Gracias!

Summer flier contest winner and new survey

Congratulations to Elisa Zachert, our summer flier contest winner!  We encourage you to print some fliers out and put them up and hand them out.

Also, we have a new SurveyMonkey survey (less than 10 questions) that we encourage you to fill out to help us make future fundraising plans.  The survey can be filled out at: <a href=”http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GHPKKW8″>Click here to take survey</a>

It’s been a while…

Sorry that it’s  been so long since I posted.  College only makes life speed up.  🙂  We are now taking your submissions for the 2nd Annual Dry Tears flier contest!

Here are the rules:


The challenge: Design the coolest flier featuring Dry Tears!

The winner gets: a sweet gift card!


Who can enter? Anyone!

What can you use to design the flier? Anything you want that can be posted everywhere! Feel free to use the mission statement, pictures, history info, Dry Tears logo, and/or merchandise info from our website. (www.drytearsmi.tk)

Things that have to be on the flier: The name Dry Tears, and the MI contact info. (see website above)

When is it due? June 31, 2010; 12pm

Where should I enter my flier? Snail mail: Dry Tears Oakland, Att: Flier contest, 324 Lk Angelus Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326

E-mail: DryTearsOCMI@Gmail.com

You can also just give it to Rebecca, Gabe or Sarah Capen in person. :)

Along with your design, we need your name, age, address and phone #. Please DO NOT put this information ON your design!

How can you design it? Any way you want! I wouldn’t recommend a quill pen. :) All work must be original and made by you-no copyrighted stuff!!

Other stuff you may want to know:

By entering your design in the contest, the design becomes property of Dry Tears and may be used for advertising purposes. If you enter, it is with the understanding that your design will not be returned to you. Dry Tears will not use your contact information unless and until you win this contest, and will not under any circumstances sell or give your information away.

All decisions made by judges are final, and winners will be notified within 2 weeks of July 1st.

Questions? Contact us: DryTearsOCMI@Gmail.com


Go at it! Can’t wait to see your designs!

What are you doing?

“The rains in Africa have been few. Children are dying there, what about you? A night out to eat instead could give them water for years. So what are you doing, what are we doing, what are we doing here? They are watching us from afar. What are we working for so very hard? If I had nothing and you lived like a king, I’d be so grateful if you shared something with me.”

–Bringing joy to the world

What are *you* doing?