Issue 57, September 01, 2010
MAKE THIS A SPECIAL DAY FOR YOUR FRIENDS!
Summer is definitely upon us here at the Sanctuary. All of the animals are enjoying their misters and pools. For the first time this year, we have seen Zippy and Domino in their pools. All the bears are really enjoying their ponds daily. They get wet and with the breeze we've had so far, it's kept them nice and cool. I hope to see you visit the Sanctuary as the weather cools off.
We have some great news for all our wonderful friends, as the Communities Foundation of Texas has developed a cool way to donate to the animals of IEAS through DonorBridge, and will make your donation go further for the animals than ever before! If you donate to the animals of IEAS through the DonorBridge website on September 8th from 7a.m. to 7p.m., your donation will be matched by the foundation! Credit cards that will be accepted are American Express, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. If you do not have a computer available to you at this particular time, please call our office at 940-433-5091 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 940-433-5091 end_of_the_skype_highlighting on September 8th, and we will be happy to take care of the transaction thru DonorBridge for you. DonorBridge is an online portal created by the Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) where potential donors can do research on nonprofit organizations that match their philanthropic interests. To help promote DonorBridge, CFT has planned a "Giving Day" on September 8th, where a minimum donation of $25 is required by the CFT to be eligible for matching. This is the second year the Communities Foundation of Texas has done a "Giving Day" and the animals here at the International Exotic Animal Sanctuary are hoping it will turn into a "Great Day" for them. This is an excellent opportunity, with the economic situation we are all experiencing, to make our donations go further than ever before to help those that can't help themselves. So please mark the date on your calender today! Click here to donate on September 8th.
We are pleased to announce the following prizes that will be sponsored by The Dallas Foundation:
I want to thank each of you for your continuing support during these hard times when animal charities are usually on the bottom of the list for giving to nonprofits. If you have any questions about this program, please call me. I hope that September 8, 2010 will be a wonderful day for all of the animals here at the International Exotic Animal Sanctuary.
Thank you for all you have given!
Richard Gilbreth, Director