Dear Friends of the Animals,
Fall is finally here and we are feeling the whispers of Winter just around the corner. With the colder weather, we are busy with several projects to ensure the care and safety of our residents, including making improvements to shelters, feeding systems, and storage.
The Autumn weather has been even more enjoyable after the extreme heat this summer, and we've had some beautiful afternoons of late. One such day, we were able to celebrate the residents of River’s Wish with our Thanksgiving of Compassion with a Harvest for the Animals event. We'd like to thank the Venerable Professor Geshe Phelgye for coming out to bless the harvest and help feed the animals. While this year’s event was virtual, we hope to be able to invite the public back to this special celebration next Fall.
We hope you all are enjoying this change of seasons, and we'd like to say an extra thanks to all of you who support us.
Kit & Pete Jagoda
River's Wish Animal Sanctuary
We're looking for monthly sponsors!
Starting at just $5 per month, recurring sponsorships are a great way to give
Get the "Blitzen & Friends" monthly sponsor poster!
As you know, each year we look to build our monthly sponsors with a end of the year campaign. Last year, we achieved our goal of doubling our dollar amount, and we're going to try again. We currently have 55 monthly sponsors giving a total of $1,760 per month. These funds are critical as they help us plan and schedule care for our more than 120 residents, as well as make improvements to our facilities.
We can't emphasize enough how much every dollar counts here, and it could not be easier to sign up. This year our goal is to hit $4,000 per month in ongoing support by 12/31/21. Whether you want to share $5 per month with us or $500 per month, it all makes a huge difference. Just consider this:
As a way to say thank you, every current and new monthly sponsor will receive an 8 x 10 Monthly Sponsor "Blitzen & Friends" poster. This is a copy of original work done by River's Wish co-founder Kit Jagoda, and features many of the lovely residents at the sanctuary.
Additionally, at the end of our campaign, we'll be drawing two lucky winners (one existing, one new) for their choice of a River's Wish Hoodie or Vintage Baseball Tee.
Coaster Fundraiser: local ceramics studio chooses River's Wish for
annual benefit event
Each year, Trackside Studio chooses a non-profit to benefit from their Coaster Fundraiser, an event that invites artists to create and donate coasters for a near-month long fundraiser. Trackside Studio is a working ceramics studio and gallery located in Spokane, WA featuring monthly professional ceramic exhibits.
Artists pick up coasters and design them for the sale. Last year Trackside donated $1,325 to "Embrace Washington", a local non-profit that works to benefit foster children and families.
River's Wish is proud to have been chosen and we want to invite all the friends of the animals to participate--whether by designing a coaster (there's still time!) or by stopping by and doing a bit of shopping at the event. All coasters sell for $10 each.
Blank coasters can be picked up at Trackside or at Art Salvage (925 N. Ash). Completed coasters need to be returned to either location by November 4.
Annual Coasters Benefit
Trackside Studio Ceramic Art Gallery
November 5, 2021 - November 27, 2021
115 S Adams Street, Suite B
Spokane, Washington 99201
The Opening Reception & Sale will be held on Friday, November 5 from 5 - 8 pm
The exhibit and sale continues from Saturday, November 6 (12pm-4pm) and then weekdays, Wednesday through Friday, 11am-5pm.
Follow them on instagram @tracksidestudio
River's Wish Holiday Catalog Launches November 1
This year, we'll be hosting an online Holiday Catalog, where you'll be able to shop for the animal lover in your life. From sponsorships, to in-person experiences, we'll have a number of items available for the holidays. Stay tuned for more information!
We're looking for a volunteer Grant Writer!