Today is a big day for eight sanctuaries across North America who are participating in Great Apes Giving Day, including Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest.
There’s a bit of cash riding on how well the sanctuaries do with our fundraising efforts, so the next seven and a half hours could induce some nail biting.
The good news is that, whichever sanctuaries end up with the cash prizes, everyone wins because people are giving to all of the sanctuaries and more people are learning about the good work we all do! Plus, in the small sanctuaries category (that’s us), each sanctuary will win at least $1,000!
If you haven’t been closely following today, you may have missed some exciting moments on our page, like when we reached third place in both the most individual donations raised and the most dollars raised so far (BIG NOTE ON THIS: this could all change in a second, but, as it stands, we’re right now in place to win up to $10,000 in money given by sponsors on top of the individual donations we raise).
You may have also missed the $1,000 matching grant that was made by Karen and Don Young and was quickly matched. We have already almost doubled our goal of raising $5,000. This is exciting stuff! If anyone else wants to make a matching donation, get in touch ([email protected]).
Please do follow along, maybe bite some nails, and definitely donate and share our page so we can make the most of this unique day for Annie, Burrito, Foxie, Jamie, Jody, Missy, and Negra – and for the future of the sanctuary!
Big thanks to everyone who has donated, and for those who have set up their own pages to fundraise for the seven!