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Jennifer Milyko's Fundraiser:

Gifting to Elephants

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Jennifer Milyko

THE STORY:

I have long been fascinated by elephants. They have an emotionally complex and rich family life with communication skills that astound. It has broken my heart to see the horrific poaching that threatens the fabric of this life.

I recently read Dame Daphne Sheldrick's autobiography, Love, Life and Elephants. Her story also details the creation of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and the orphan nursery they run. With painstaking care they raise these elephants and return them successfully to the wild. I am inspired by their work and have added a visit to their facilities to my bucket list.

I have hope knowing these people exist and do this work and wish to support them. For my birthday this year, I am asking friends and family to donate to the US Friends of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust so they may continue their good work. I want to raise $500 by the end of February.


Now, I also so like to give and receive gifts. In that spirit, Rob is giving me a pair of elephant mugs so that I may gift one to you! On March 1, I will make a random drawing from the names of everyone who has participated to select the lucky recipient. Hopefully we can get together and raise a toast to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and the future of elephants!

All photos are courtesy of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust photo gallery.

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To This Fundraiser

$545

MONEY RAISED
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  • Rob Milyko

    $50

  • Carol Peringer

    $25

  • Debbie Hamelman

    $100

  • Shawn Decareaux and Arlen Hall

    $25

  • Elisabeth and Dan

    $75

  • Teri and Thorsten

    $25

  • BJ, Cassie, Will and Wesley

     

  • Ed and Jane Lunden

    $25

  • Roxanne Richardson

    $25

  • Bob and Valerie Russo

    $25

  • Terry Stella

    $25

  • Julie Emnett

    $30

  • Brigid Hagan

    $30

  • Pam Mason

    $20

  • Gavyn and Barrett Aird

    $25

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109% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

Gavyn and Barrett Aird

Gavyn and Barrett Aird

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Pam Mason

Pam Mason

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Brigid Hagan

Brigid Hagan

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

Julie Emnett

Julie Emnett

DONATION: $30

Taking you half way to your goal! Happy Birthday, Jenn! 4 years ago

Terry Stella

Terry Stella

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Bob and Valerie Russo

Bob and Valerie Russo

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Roxanne Richardson

Roxanne Richardson

DONATION: $25

Happy birthday day, dear Jenn. What a great way to celebrate your birthday AND make a difference in the world. 5 years ago

Ed and Jane Lunden

Ed and Jane Lunden

DONATION: $25

Happy Birthday Sister-in-law. Hope you have a healthy and happy year!! 5 years ago

BJ, Cassie, Will and Wesley

BJ, Cassie, Will and Wesley

Happy birthday Auntie Jenn! We love you! 5 years ago

Teri and Thorsten

Teri and Thorsten

DONATION: $25

Happy Happy Birthday Jenn, what a wonderful cause. 5 years ago