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Project: THRIVE! is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. We strive to promote Awareness, Education and
Compassion in Action!

Project: THRIVE Kindness Camp

We strive through the Kindness Camps to offer kiddos a chance to be with the animals in nature and begin to understand how closely we are connected with our world and every other living being living here. Through fun activities we foster and nurture compassion, cooperation and respectful advocacy. Nature becomes our classroom and the animals are our teachers as we grow a broader understanding of our global community and how we can positively impact it with kind and mindful actions.

Experience heightens our awareness and sense of empathy so hands-on interaction is our best facilitator. The kids can learn about safe and fun interaction with animals, good care of pets and how animals help improve and enrich our lives. We will learn these things through play, art, creative expression and fun problem-solving strategies. Each camper will have an adult mentor for the day’s activities.

Kindness Campers are encouraged and have the opportunity to develop a relationship with our rescued farm animals while visiting.  This special experience will also translate beautifully into relationships with fellow students, family members and our global community.

Bowling Tournament for the Barnyard

Each year members of Project: THRIVE’s advisory committee put together a special Bowling Tournament to raise funds for the rescued animals at the barn as well as educational programs, and to provide kids in need of fun a special day at the lanes.

We invite friends, family and volunteer bowling teams to participate in our fun-filled tourney but we also encourage individuals who can’t participate in person to sponsor a special kiddo to enjoy an afternoon of bowling with us.

We get to have fun with our barn family and involve our community too.

bowling ball hitting pins
Children reading to one of the donkeys at the Project: THRIVE barn

Partnering School Visits

Several times a year Project: THRIVE partners with Denver area Elementary Schools to introduce students to enriching interaction with rescued farm animals. We feel working and creating relationships with the animals encourages compassion, kindness and respect for our environment and all the living beings we share it with. In our programs and field trips, we teach kids about respectful interaction, advocacy, cooperation while engaging their imagination with the animals as their teachers.

Companion Animal Remembrance Ceremony

These meaningful, yet simple remembrance ceremonies are held at the Project: THRIVE barn in Platteville, Colorado to remember and honor our companion animals who have crossed over.

Jinna leading Animal Remembrance Ceremony

Their presence comforted us, their love enriched us and their devotion lifted us up and so we take time to lovingly remember them in our annual Remembrance for Companion Animals Ceremony.

Luminarias at the ceremony
Donkeys at the barn for Animal Remembrance Ceremony

We gather at the barn, light a personalized luminaria, make a prayer flag, share stories, readings, and call the names of our beloved companions as the bell rings in their honor.  Light refreshments are served.

If you cannot be present at one of our Remembrance Ceremonies but would like a luminaria lit in your companion’s memory and your companion’s name called, we will be honored to carry out your request.  Please click here to send us an email.