Tuesday, March 9, 2010

March marches on-- by Rachel

The end of February and the beginning of March have brought a steady stream of activity.

With the help of Cathy, our wonderful new web master, and Judy Bugas, our awesome volunteer, we have launched our new sponsorship program. This gives people the opportunity to sponsor one of four categories of animals for as little as $10 a month! This is the perfect gift for the person who has everything, or a great alternative for people who want pets but can't house them. Most of all, it is a great way to show love and support for senior and special needs animals, for the cost of about two grande coffees monthly. Sponsors will receive a letter about and photo of a different animal from their category each month-- what a great way to stay in touch and learn about the stories of the residents! Please see http://www.achanceforbliss.com/sponsor.html for more details.

We had a rare treat at the end of February. Dee made a big pot of vegan chili, and the board of directors along with long time sanctuary supporters and leaders of Mr. Bucher's Brainiacs, Larry and April, had the opportunity to share a meal and stories with some distinguished guests. Paul Castello and his wife Vikki privileged us with a screening of the video montage of his trip to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, which he organized as a benefit for the sanctuary. The images he captured are beyond words. The stories they both had to share left me gasping, laughing, and crying. They are both amazing individuals, and I know I am not alone when I say the time we were able to spend with them was truly a gift. Until next time, Vikki and Paul, KWAHERI and ASANTE SANA!

The lastest news is that last Sunday we participated in the Sacramento Horsemen's Association annual tack sale. We sold around 60 small donated tack items for a total of $570 dollars. In horse terms, that is about 40 bales of hay or about enough to feed one horse for about six months. Not too shabby! Thanks to all who have made tack donations, that make fund raisers like this possible for us.

Until next time, happy trails!

1 comment:

Paul Castello said...

Hakuna matata, Rachel! Thank you so much for your kind words and it was truly our pleasure to meet you and enjoy such a wonderful evening with all. We're very happy that you enjoyed the video because it was so much fun to make. We hope to see you again soon.

Vikki and Paul