And so, summer is once again upon us, which means bushfire season is also a reality here at Edgar’s Mission. After creating our action plan for our new property, conducting a stocktake of items moved from the old farm and updating our official headcount to include each and every one of our new arrivals, it has become apparent that we will need to purchase a number of new pet carriers to have on hand in the event that we are required to transport or evacuate our smaller animal residents.
And thanking one and all for their kindness was the order of the morning here at Edgar’s Mission as 217 bales of lovely mouth-watering hay and 143 bales of golden straw were delivered by our farmer friend, Ian Miller from hayandstraw.com.au and a debt of thanks to our corporate volunteers from Newpath WEB for chipping in and lending a hand.
To all those who have donated to our bale of hay appeal our cow, goat, sheep, chicken, deer, alpaca, turkey, bunny, goose and piggy friends send you a debt of gratitude.
Introducing the Kindness Van Mk II.
Welcome to the official online launch of the Edgar’s Mission Kindness Challenge 2013!
Over the past few weeks, you’ll have heard us discuss the growing demands on Edgar’s Mission, with nearly 2,500 animals given a second chance at life in 2012. You may also be aware that our current farm is fast running out of space and will not be able to meet our future rescue, educational and awareness-raising needs.
So in 2013 we’re planning to secure a larger property, with facilities that better cater for the care we provide our animal residents and to allow us to offer even more animals not simply with a life, but with a life worth living. And we are inviting our Edgar’s friends – old and new – to be a part of this journey with us.
We know that you want to make a real difference to the lives of animals, so we’re inviting you to take up the Kindness Challenge.
The Kindness Challenge was launched by our celebrity ambassadors Marieke Hardy, Megan Kennedy and Peter Siddle at our 10th Anniversary celebration on Saturday the 13th of April. Please join them and the dozens of people who signed up on the day in taking up the challenge.
How do I get involved?
Make a pledge to raise $1,000, $500 or $5,000 for Edgar’s Mission to help us reach our target of $500,000 by 30th September 2013. In doing so, you will help create a new future for Edgar’s Mission and make a difference to the lives of many animals in need.
Each $1,000 raised will secure a safe and happy home for an Edgar’s Mission cow, 3 pigs, 4 goats, 6 sheep or 50 chickens.
$1000 might seem like a lot, but that’s why we’ve called it a Challenge! Here are some ways that break it down into more achievable steps:
Do lots of little things that add up: for example, sign up as a monthly donor, ask people to sponsor a Best Buddy (one of our lovely animals) in your name for your birthday, keep a collection tin at work or host a dinner. There are loads more ideas on our website
In recognition of your amazing contribution, a Kindness Mural will be created at the new farm – and your name will be on it for the thousands of visitors to Edgar’s Mission each year to see.
You can get started right now by signing up today!
Thank you for being a part of the Edgar’s Mission journey.
This month we are not asking for material items to help us at Edgar’s Mission, rather we are seeking kind people who are able to make a regular commitment to volunteering at the sanctuary. Every day sees our workload increase, but sadly not our helping hands. With days starting in the wee hours of the morning and often running until well after the wrong side of midnight, our batteries are beginning to run flat. We understand everyone leads a busy life and may only be able to offer a day here and there (this is what our regular volunteer days are designed for) and for that we are truly grateful. However, it is a regular commitment, where we know we can rely upon you and plan around your kindness, that will make even more of a world of difference to all the lives here at Edgar’s Mission. Continue reading
With so many different species of animals on the farm our feed storage needs are great and varied and doubly so due to the hot summer months causing grass dry off in paddocks. So we need a solution where we can bulk store feed without providing a tempting menu for little critters. If you are able to assist us in securing several large rodent proof sturdy and relocatable feeders ours and the resident’s thanks will be heading your way. Continue reading