Last Saturday, while playing with Missy, Annie put a bright pink fleece head warmer around her neck and wore it like that for 2 days. On Monday, her “neck warmer” became a “waist warmer”. It is now day 5 of waist warming! Pretty fashion-forward!
Archives for April 2010
In case you don’t click through to the fundraising page, below is a visual of our 2nd Anniversary Fundraising progress. Can you tell I’m excited about this today? I really think we can do this!
In addition to all of the things you can buy and ways you can donate I mentioned in the previous post, there are even more ways you can give. Today is volunteer Kim’s birthday. She’s set up a birthday wish through Facebook that you can donate to and wish her a happy birthday.
And I’m turning 37 tomorrow (yikes!). I’ve also set up a birthday wish through Facebook. I really want those windows as a birthday gift for me, Jody and Negra!
This week was really incredible in terms of donations towards our 2nd Anniversary Fundraising. We received a $5,000 grant from the Tony Stewart Foundation (share this page with all of your race-loving friends) and over $5,000 in individual donations!! This means we have only $17,332 to raise by June 13th to reach our ultimate goal of $45,000 and three more chimp-proof windows. We are getting so close! Don’t slow down now!
There are two new supporter fundraising pages:
Jeani Goodrich (no relation to me) has a Firstgiving page set up. With every $25 donation, she’ll send you something special, starting with wood-burned pins made by Diane Frederick of Fredericks Firegraphics (see the Foxie pin to the left.)
Donate now to get your pick of chimpanzee for the pin.
Cindy Marks has set up an Etsy store to sell handmade bracelets with the chimps’ names on them. All net proceeds will go to the sanctuary. Each bracelet includes a picture card of the chimpanzee you select. Most bracelets include African wedding beads to honor their heritage.
She has created a very sweet BFF Missy and Annie bracelet (see photo at left) with intertwined strands representing Annie and Missy’s devotion to each other.
Shop now and check back often for new designs!
And don’t forget these other ways that you can donate to the sanctuary while supporting those who are raising funds:
- Margaret Parkinson’s firstgiving page. Margaret is giving away art cards with prints of the Cle Elum Seven chimpanzees with a $30 donation. See Margaret’s paintings on her website. I can’t decide if Missy and Annie or Negra in the Sun is my favorite. You can get any of the chimpanzee prints on cards with your donation.
- Tamela’s Art Under Glass Etsy store. Tamela is donating all net proceeds from sales from now until the end of June of all of the handmade jewelry and other items for sale through her Etsy store. She just added more items last night, so check it out now!
- Pam Lehnert’s firstgiving page. Pam is giving away a percentage of all of her consulting fees from her staging business and is offerring reduced rates for those in Seattle, Cle Elum and Roslyn who want to beautify their homes through her gift for decorating and who choose to give all of the fees to the sanctuary.
- Tim and Stephanie Perciful are offering an invaluable class in Pet First Aid on Sunday, May 23rd with all fees for the class going to the sanctuary. Register now while there’s still space.
We have so many supporters that have been sending us so many wonderful things for the chimps. Among this long list of individuals are Diane and Syd Marcus. They have sent us countless gifts over the last 2 years, and last week, they sent a huge box of personalized presents for each of the chimps, including an amazing pair of (vegan!) cowgirl boots for Jamie, a beaded necklace for Burrito, a scarf for Annie, a troll doll for Foxie, a new pair of socks for Missy, nuts for Negra, and cereal for Jody. The chimps definitely knew something was up! Jamie, as always, was beside herself when she spotted the boots and Foxie dropped all 5 trolls that she had with her in exchange for her brand new troll, who she promptly took outside for some private time. It was a good day… Thanks so much, Diane and Syd!
As we’ve mentioned in previous blog posts, Jody doesn’t play too often. But every once in a while, we’ll catch her playing with someone, which is a real treat. Even then though, it’s often a very mellow kind of play… Today, however, Missy got her going, resulting in a full-fledged play session. Notice how Jamie tries to steal their thunder towards the end… very “Jamie-like”, if you ask me. 🙂
Check out this great collection of pictures of Foxie with her trolls, and then share it with your friends!