Last night I was biting my nails watching the conclusion of the Biddin’ for the Seven online auction. Margaret Parkinson’s painting Missy on a Mission brought in an amazing $2,325! The bid war at the end of the auction for Sally-Anne Ryan’s painting of Negra was really exciting.
Big congrats to all auction winners!
The auction ended last night at $9,317. I had raised the goal amount twice, starting at $6,500, raising to $9,000, then a final stretch raise to $10,000. So, I was pleased that we made it above $9,000. Then, this morning I wake up to find that Pamela H. donated $500 towards Sustaining the Sanctuary after the auction closed! Thanks to her generosity, we are now only $183 away from the $10,000 goal!!
All donations and all auction purchases go directly towards caring for the chimpanzees, and you know how seriously we take that mission. We couldn’t do it without you!
Thank you to everyone who came to Sippin’ for the Seven and who participated in the Biddin’ for the Seven auction. I’ll be sharing photos soon of the Sippin’ event. I really had a great time catching up with supporters, meeting new people, and connecting with the wonderful winery, brewery and cidery reps. It’s been a great few days, and you can make it even better for the Cle Elum Seven.