Hammering in a nail

Hello friends,

Happy New Year! We hope 2017 is shaping up to be everything you had hoped for so far and treating you all very well. It is a new year and wonderful things are happening here at the barn including new opportunities to help our community as well as help even more animals! We hope you will find something here that interests you and we encourage you to get involved in any way you can. Lots of positive momentum here at Project:Thrive and we couldn’t be more excited.

We are looking to expand and grow. How about that for some big news! We are in the process of looking for a place with more land so that we can offer more programs, therapy groups, educational opportunities, and well, just plain ol’ good times! When we expand we will be able to consider rescuing and giving a forever home to more of our animal friends. With more space, Project: Thrive will be able to start a small community that invites individuals to join us and help us to carry out Project: Thrive’s mission. We will keep you posted on this new and exciting adventure.

Do you remember when we mentioned that we wanted to start a tiny home village to help continue to grow Project:Thrive all while helping individuals in need? Project:Thrive Village is ready to launch our first tiny home that will house an individual who will be a big part of our community and mission. There is a lot of work to do and a lot of fun to be had! If you would like to volunteer to help build this tiny home, please let Project: Thrive Village project leader, Jenn Becker know. You can click here to send her an email. We have collected many supplies to date including a large trailer, roofing paper, a sink, pallets for wood flooring, and house wrap, but we still have a wish list to get this house launched. If you would like to contribute, we are in need of roofing staples/nails, lumber, a solar generator, and a roofing nail gun. We appreciate any and all help for this phenomenal cause!

Do you dream of turning your snowmen into sand castles? Jenn also has a great opportunity to acquire a week’s stay in a condo in either Nuevo Vallarta or Cancun, Mexico. She would like to gauge interest within the Project: Thrive community (that’s YOU!!) of who would be interested in participating in a raffle for this to help raise money for Project: Thrive Village. If think you might be interested in this raffle and the chance to win a week with your toes in the sand or if you have any suggestions, please email Jenn by clicking here.

Remember our little kitty litter we mentioned last blog? Well they are growing quickly and as cute as ever! We are still looking for a few feline angels out there. We will need to spay/neuter this little feral kitten family so they will remain healthy and not have kittens of their own someday. A donation of $35 will cover the costs to spay/neuter AND vaccinate one sweet little kitty so they can continue to hang at the barn in good health with all of their new friends and family. There are 5 cats total who still need to be vetted. One has already been successfully taken care of, THANK MEOW to that sponsor!

Speaking of our feline friends, we are starting our search to find Senior Living Facilities to partner with Life is Better Rescue for the impending kitten season. Spring is the time of year when BUNCHES of orphaned kittens will need help. We are trying to find the right senior volunteers to help feed, hold, and love these kittens. If you have a connection with a Senior Facility, please let us know. We will set up all of the details! If you would like to participate in this fun activity, just let us know. We would love to put you to work with the senior /kitten matches.

So how about all of that goodness to start a year off right, hey? If any of this exciting news made you feel good and you would like to help out in any way, just let us know! We are always looking for caring volunteers to help in a myriad of ways, even if you live too far away to come to the barn. Sponsors and donations are always welcome and greatly appreciated too. Maybe you just want to tell your friends about us so they can share in this adventure with us too. Anyway you choose to get involved is a big deal and celebrated. Your generous support is what allows us to do the great work we do and we appreciate you more than you could know. To inquire about volunteer opportunities please visit us at our Volunteer Page. To donate towards Project: Thrive or sponsor an animal please visit our Donate Page. Don’t forget that you can also easily donate through AmazonSmiles as well! It is a great feature of Amazon that allows a portion of the proceeds for any of your purchases to go to the charity of your choice (like Project:Thrive!). You can check it out at Smile.Amazon and type in Project Thrive when searching. Thank you!


Bodhi and Daisy loving on each other.
Our wonderful volunteer Annie spoiling Daisy and a photobomb by Greycie
Feral kitty mama watching over things

(Photos: Bodhi and Daisy loving on each other; Our wonderful volunteer Annie spoiling Daisy and a photobomb by Greycie; one of our new feral kitty residents; .)

In Kindness,

Project: Thrive