May is gearing up to be a very thrilling month here at Project: Thrive and we are getting ready for quite an eventful summer as well! The excitement is building and we hope you can be a part of some of the wonderful activities we have coming up.
We have three big Kindness Camps/Field Trips booked and we are in need of additional volunteers who are interested in helping teach the children about compassion, kindness, and responsible living through learning about and interacting with the animals. The camps are currently scheduled for May 16, May 24, and June 2. If you have some time to spare and would like to participate with any, or all, of these wonderful days just let us know and we will get you set up. The animals would love to see you too!
If you haven’t heard the big news, tickets for our inaugural “Our Sustainable World Film Festival” are on sale now! The festival is being held Sunday, July 24 at 1:15pm – 10:00pm at The Oriental Theater located at 4334 W 44th Ave, Denver, Colorado 80212. Films to be shown during Our Sustainable World Film Festival are by some of the most talented, innovative film makers in the industry. Our line-up includes: Revolution, Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, Baraka: A World Beyond Words, and Racing Extinction. Musical entertainment for the evening will be provided by Kristi Stice and Gypsy Swing Revue. For more information including how to purchase tickets for this one of a kind occasion, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1048752108552215/ . This is the start of a beautiful tradition and we would love for you to be a part of it!
We feel so completely honored to have been one of 6 nonprofits featured in the 2015 Annual Report of the Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group. What wonderful exposure for the work we are trying to do here at Project: Thrive! We hope you will take a moment to read the article that we are so proud of. Have a look here: 2015 Annual Report of the Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group. Our story can be found on page 16 of the report. Very exciting, indeed.
Our animal spotlight this month is on our Bodhi Boy, pictured above. Consider this your moment of Moo. We gave Bodhi a new toy recently and little did we know how much he would love his new friend, the giant inflatable green ball. Bodhi will not part with his ball and he pushes it around with his nose and gives it big kisses too. The other day we watched as he was chasing it around in the high winds like a puppy chasing a tennis ball. The other night we noticed he was in the pasture standing over his ball trying to nudge it around and play. To his dismay and bewilderment, it was half deflated and wasn’t budging. He kept looking up in an attempt to get something done immediately about his deflated friend and couldn’t understand why we didn’t jump to his attention after several pleading moos. Well, it was late and after the chores of the barn and getting everyone settled for the evening we just didn’t have time to help his green friend before locking up and turning in for the evening. The next morning there Bodhi was laying out in the field with his goat and sheep siblings and the big green, now fully deflated, ball. He looked so sad that we couldn’t delay any longer. We finally brought his green ball friend back to life and all was right in the world of Bodhi once more.
Thank you all so very much for all that you do to support our sweet sanctuary. We appreciate every single effort and hope you will continue to spread the word so that we may continue to grow and help even more children and animals through our combined work.