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My Two Front Tusks

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Veronica Ospina

THE STORY:

Can you imagine a world without elephants?

By 2025 elephants will be gone forever. They are being brutally slaughtered every day before our eyes for ivory – one every 15 minutes. Families are destroyed, years of knowledge lost, and sometimes, babies are left behind.

The “lucky ones” may reach The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nursery in Nairobi where they will be welcomed by a new family of other orphans and keepers. They will be loved, cared for and, one day, returned to the wild. The DSWT is best known for their nursery, but they are also on the ground fighting everyday against poachers and ivory trafficking. Besides running the nursery, they mobilize anti-poaching and de-snaring teams, operate mobile vet units, and facilitate local and global outreach. Every dollar raised here will go directly the DSWT team in Kenya.

Poaching is a terrible crime. It is not only decimating elephant populations; it promotes organized crime and de-stabilizes nations as terrorist groups in Africa fund their activities in part by trafficking ivory.

Elephants need our help NOW. Join us in putting an end to this crisis.

This holiday season we just want elephants to keep their two front tusks. Please donate any amount possible.

Thank you – Asante Sana. With much gratitude,

Veronica, Michael, Angie and Bo

PS - Thank you to ‏‏Kristin Davis @KristinDavis for inspiring us to use Crowdrise and video credit to Village Beat

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To This Fundraiser

$5,277

MONEY RAISED
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  • Clara & Tracy Wright

    $100

  • Stephanie Luck

     

  • Chezelle

    $50

  • Dave and Nona Jordan

    $25

  • Shirley King

    $25

  • Josh Balk

    $20

  • Michelle

    $55

  • Curt Albright

    $50

  • Dennis Barnes

    $100

  • Angie & Bo Cauble

    $200

  • Bort

    $100

  • The Harding Clan

    $50

  • Christina Ospina

    $25

  • Jay & Emily Kohler

    $75

  • Bob Newton

    $50

  • Ann Murphy

    $50

  • The Spangler Family

    $50

  • Amy Allen

    $50

  • Lesley & Lanier Shull

    $40

  • G*Dub

    $30

  • Scott and Angela Wilson

     

  • Tucker and Libby O'Neal

    $100

  • Matt and Dayna

    $50

  • Junior & CC

     

  • annie

    $50

  • Liz & Kirk Ward

    $250

  • Coltrane Kohler

    $20

  • Cindy Barnes

    $50

  • Uno

    $10

  • Martha Wilson

    $200

  • Lindsay & Mitch Hyatt

    $100

  • Lola and Ace Carpenter

    $150

  • Penny Grant

    $25

  • Daniel & Isabella Kuhner

    $100

  • Clare Hallahan

    $50

  • Paul Shapiro

    $25

  • Jen, Diego & M^3

    $100

  • Mboone

    $25

  • Raj Pragasam

    $50

  • Scout & Molly's of Charlotte

    $100

  • Courtney Peterson

    $10

  • Angela Weitzel

    $150

  • Darryl and Jean Bestall

    $30

  • Brayden and Casey Barnard

    $85

  • Beatriz ospina

    $50

  • Cheryl

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Jenny

    $100

  • Boyd and Doris Cauble

    $500

  • The Moten Family

    $50

  • Jeff Howard

    $50

  • The McDonnells

    $50

  • Michael & Veronica

    $200

  • The Heiskell Family

    $100

  • Anna and Chris O'Neal

    $50

  • JTM

     

  • Fred Absaloms

    $50

  • Jennifer & Scott Bartlett

    $20

  • Fiona and Joby

    $48

  • Whitney Crowder

     

  • Jennifer Rust

    $50

  • CandleBravo

    $604

  • Jayne

    $50

  • Veronica Ospina

    $50

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106% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Veronica Ospina

Veronica Ospina

DONATION: $50

To celebrate Kithaka's graduation this year from the nursery! 2 years ago

Jayne

Jayne

DONATION: $50

Dad 4 years ago

CandleBravo

CandleBravo

DONATION: $604

--on behalf of friends, family, and customers who purchased 'The Eleanor' candle to benefit DSWT. 4 years ago

Jennifer Rust

Jennifer Rust

DONATION: $50

I wish I could do more. This is an amazing cause. 4 years ago

Whitney Crowder

Whitney Crowder

4 years ago

Fiona and Joby

Fiona and Joby

DONATION: $48

So proud of all your work! You have brought this issue to a lot more people and now a lot more people care about the well being of all these beautiful animals! xx 4 years ago

Jennifer & Scott Bartlett

Jennifer & Scott Bartlett

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Fred Absaloms

Fred Absaloms

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

JTM

JTM

Love the work you're doing Veronica! Merry Christmas, Happy New Years, much love! 4 years ago

Anna and Chris O'Neal

Anna and Chris O'Neal

DONATION: $50

4 years ago