We’re not quite to the halfway mark in our one year anniversary fundraising, and there are only 26 days to go. We have some new fundraisers who are participating that you have to check out – read below for details.
You can chose to make a donation to Negra’s page or through one or more of the creative fundraisers who have created their own pages.
You can also create a page of your own by clicking the firstgiving button below. The key to success is letting all of your contacts know about your fundraising effort! Tamela Burgess, for example, set a goal of raising $350 and has already raised $660 and is still going! See Tamela’s page for inspiration. And Pam Lehnert is only $85 away from reaching her fundraising goal of $700!
You don’t have to offer anything in return for your donation – you just have to let your friends and family know what you are up to. You can also pledge to do something grand (like run a half marathon) or mundane (like get your haircut, finally) as a way to motivate friends to give.
Grace Enlow is working with artist Colin Redmon and is providing limited edition greeting card packs with illustrations of animals. For a donation of only $10, you can choose six cards from 10 illustrations of different animals. Colin is super talented, and $10 for a pack of cool cards is quite a bargain, plus all of the money raised goes towards the chimpanzees! Check out Grace’s fundraising page for more details.
Sara Lissabet has created one-of-a-kind glass pendants with the number “7” on them to commemorate the Cle Elum Seven. The 2″ pendants are hand cut and fused green glass with a black border. Everytime you sport the pendant, which Sara will send for a donation of $70 or more, you’ll be reminded of the Cle Elum 7 and you can tell others what the pendant represents. Check out Sara’s fundraising page to donate.
Michelle Coburn from Rabbit Ridge Designs has a pretty cool deal for knitters out there – she is offering a free hat, scarf or glovelet kit (includes yarn and pattern) for donations of $50 or more. You can also choose to re-gift your kit to the sanctuary, and the cost of the kit will be given to CSNW in cash – increasing your donation. Check out Michelle’s fundraising page and get crafty!
Margaret Parkison’s offer to paint a portrait of one of the chimpanzees of YOUR choice is still available. What better way to remember the Cle Elum Seven than to have a beautiful painting to look at every day? Check out Margaret’s fundraising page and see the amazing oil painting she did of Jody for the sanctuary.
Thanks so much to all of the wonderful fundraisers and to those who are supporting them by donating through their pages!! Let’s make that halfway mark by tomorrow!