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Project: THRIVE is a small animal sanctuary where neglected, abused and abandoned farm animals offer children with the same history to come to heal, learn and thrive by developing caring relationships with the animals. We also invite school classes to spend time with our animals who nurture the children’s innate compassion, kindness and cooperation.

Project: THRIVE is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.

We strive to promote Awareness, Education and Compassion in Action.

It takes power to be tender…

Project: THRIVE!

Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.

Mother Teresa

Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love.


The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers-but for the wide world’s joy.

Henry Ward Beecher

Those who have the privilege to know, have the duty to act.

Albert Einstein

The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.

George Santayana

It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting. 

Paulo Coelho, the Alchemist

Project: THRIVE strives to promote compassion, kindness and positive advocacy for our world and all the living beings that inhabit our shared planet.  We carry out our mission through education, positive interaction and informed advocacy. Our hope is to see our world community become a kinder place through compassionate cooperation.

Teaching kids about animals and compassion

Project: THRIVE hopes to teach children, their families and our shared communities about animal and environmental welfare and how to enrich the Human-Animal Bond. Our camps and groups introduce the participants to ways in which they, themselves, can create a kinder environment for all animals starting with their own companion animals. We feel this interaction centered around compassion will naturally extend to our human companions and the environment in which we all share.

Project: THRIVE does this through creating programs specifically designed for our Kindness Camps and Experiential Learning Groups for schools, scouts, shelters, camps, libraries and at our barn and mini sanctuary.

These programs are interactive and include our rescued animals in the presentations. The participants get to develop relationships with the animals while sharing time and learning experiences with them.

Little boy holding sweet chicken