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Our Holiday Fundraiser for The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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BENEFITING: The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA

EVENT DATE: Dec 25, 2013

Jessica Nihan

THE STORY:

This year we thought we'd do something different and attempt to raise some money for charity for Christmas. Watching Disney's "Born to be Wild" steered us toward choosing The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya, who have been working since 1977 to promote conservation, rescue and rehabilitation of black rhinos and elephants. They have hand-raised and reintegrated into the wild over 150 infant elephants.

This holiday, I hope you'll consider donating to this fundraiser as a Christmas gift that will truly be appreciated and put to good use.
-Mike and Jess

"The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others' burdens, easing other's loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas."

From the Trust's Facebook page:
"Mission
The DSWT is dedicated to the protection and conservation of wildlife and habitats in Kenya. Best known for the rescue and hand-rearing of milk dependent orphaned baby elephants and rhinos, so that they can return to the wild when grown, the DSWT also manages anti-poaching teams, mobile veterinary units and community outreach programs.

Company Overview
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust embraces all measures that compliment the conservation, preservation and protection of wildlife. These include anti-poaching, safe guarding the natural environment, enhancing community awareness, addressing animal welfare issues, providing veterinary assistance to animals in need, rescuing and hand rearing elephant and rhino orphans, along with other species that can ultimately enjoy a quality of life in wild terms when grown.

The DSWT was founded by Dr Dame Daphne Sheldrick in Kenya in 1977, in memory of her late husband, David Sheldrick, the naturalist and founder warden of Kenya’s Tsavo National Park. The DSWT embraces David’s vision for the protection of wildlife and habitats and undertakes a variety of projects aimed at ensuring a viable future for animals and people, where they might live in harmony.

The DSWT is a registered charity in the UK, a Kenyan non-profit and a 501(c)3 in the USA, dedicated to the protection and conservation of wildlife and habitats in Kenya."

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To This Fundraiser

$127

MONEY RAISED
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  • Emily and Anthony Wasley

    $25

  • Jessica Nihan

    $25

  • Candace Kamens

    $10

  • Cailin

    $12

  • Donna Foucaud

    $35

  • Deb Nihan

    $20

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100% Raised of $127 Goal

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The Team: $127 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Deb Nihan

Deb Nihan

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Donna Foucaud

Donna Foucaud

DONATION: $35

I was fortunate to see elephants and black rhino's in the wild during a photographic safari in 2011. Nothing compares to their majesty. Our guide told us while many respect wildlife and revere the animals as a national treasure others resort to poaching killing or maiming these amazing creatures. Thank you for doing the fundraiser Jess. Merry Christmas 4 years ago

Cailin

Cailin

DONATION: $12

Dumbo's mom. 4 years ago

Candace Kamens

Candace Kamens

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Jessica Nihan

Jessica Nihan

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Emily and Anthony Wasley

Emily and Anthony Wasley

DONATION: $25

This is great. We hope you have a great holiday :) 4 years ago