Monday, November 18, 2013
This year has almost run it’s course. To date we have received close to 150 calls, directly assisted 40 patients, and our volunteers have donated well over 1,000 hours.
We have provided the 7 wildlife lectures (of our 12 month series) at the community center in Hope, 3 presentations at Evans Brothers Coffee, 1 presentation to the Sandpoint Vegetarians, three classes at Sandpoint Christian School and an upcoming North Idaho Animal Hospital Staff presentation.
Public Outreach took place at the Earth Day celebration, two scenic highway 200 cleanups, We attended a meet and great at Eichardts/Ivanos with our local nonprofits & the Tailgate sale in Hope. Unfortunately, we had to miss the Independence Day celebration in Clark Fork – the first time in 13 years!
Fundraising efforts have included the Idaho Gives one day of giving in May, Cans for Coins for Critters recycling program, Razoo online donation page (to complete our vision of a nature center), a technology recycling program for ink cartridges, cell phones and other electronic devices such as ipods and laptops.
Feel compelled to give but no extra cash? Let us tell you how! We have ways to allow you to do what you do anyway but we earn a percentage! Do you shop online? – download our shopping bars and toolbars (such as iGive, Welzoo, justgive, network for good, shop for a cause, goodsearch, escrip online mall, Ebay giving works charity) and we will earn a percentage of your shopping. Use the AHWF visa card and we will gain an additional percentage of your shopping. Subscribe to your favorite magazines through our magfunding site and we earn a percentage. All those little bits add up and you reap the rewards knowing you are helping local wildlife without even trying!
When you are grocery shopping at Yokes for the big Turkey day feast, use your Yokes Community Card. If you use your Capital One AHWF visa card – it is an added bonus.
Are you already thinking of Christmas gifts? When you get those great deals on Black Friday & Cyber Monday, use the AHWF shopping bars (links found on our website, on the get involved page). When you shop – use your AHWF capital visa card. If you need ideas for all those on your list – we can help. Our online store front at Café Press offers you a variety of AHWF merchandise. We also have hand crafted in house merchandise such as birch bark decorative birdhouses, animals of the earth slate rocks, cedar scenes, hand hewn trail sticks, locally made tees, sweatshirts, & ball caps, knitted hats and scarves. Green Door Studio in Sagle has our trail sticks and the animals of the earth slate rock art available.
Don’t forget the upcoming #givingtuesday, the AHWF Christmas Party at the Pend Oreille Winery December 9th, and the Christmas Craft Fair December 13 – 15th at the Bonner Mall. Details are found on our Facebook (facebook.com/ahwfounder) & Twitter pages (twitter.com/wwwahwforg).