A welcome return of the Vancouver Christmas Market, our main source of income, resulted in year more like every year prior to 2020, and as such, we have exceeded previous year's donations by a small amount.
GRI Elephant Orphan Project: Our donations to GRI are funneled directly into the Elephant Research department, and as such, it sometimes takes time for the research team to determine how those funds are spent. So as to ensure the funds are directed exactly where they are intended to go, the transfer is frequently delayed. We have $1500 CAD from 2021 sales set aside awaiting transfer. Once that process is complete, we will update this page with additional information about how the funds will be used.
The COVID-19 pandemic led to the absence of in person markets in 2020 and as a result, had a catastrophic influence on our sales. We are forever grateful to those who did find us, and thanks to them, managed to at least make a small donation to both organizations we support.
GRI Elephant Orphan Project: $135.00 ($102.03USD) was raised and has been donated and will be used towards the purchase of research equipment for the Kafue Release Facility
GRI Elephant Orphan Project: $1037.00 was raised and has been donated to the research department of GRI where the donation will go to pay for the export and analysis of dung samples from a translocation study of two young calves, Mkaliva and Kasewe, from the nursury outside Lusaka to the release facility at Kafue National Park.
Sea Legacy:$155.00 was raised through 10% of the proceeds from the sale of our Little Ndaba Manzi Seapod Collection.
GRI Elephant Orphan Project: $725.00 (donated Feb 13, 2019) Donations were in the form of a video recording and media storage package for the research department to assist with vital data collection and behavioural observations at the Kafue Release Facility.
AERU - African Elephant Research Unit: ZAR1200.00 (120.00 CAD) Donation presented to Matriarch Sally while spending time with the research team on my annual visit in in January, 2019.
GRI Elephant Orphan Project: $716.00 (donated as of Feb, 2018) Donations will contribute to the purchase of formula for milk dependent orphans. Donation was made to David Shepard Foundation in UK, at which point it was forwarded onto GRI.
GRI Elephant Orphan Project: $400.00
The Animal Project: Donation of 100 scooby wire keychains to an inspirational group of girls at St. John's School, Vancouver who raised $609.50 at a school fundraiser, which they donated to WWF to aid endangered species.