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Blog Archives: 11/2017

The Season for Giving…to Primates!

Becca Banks November 26, 2017

As a 501c(3) non-profit sanctuary, the PRC relies on the generosity of individuals to fulfill our mission of providing lifetime care to animals in need. Raising funds to support the nutritional, environmental, psychological, intellectual, and medical needs of the primates is no small task. We work all year long—planning fundraisers, reaching out to supporters and working with philanthropic organizations—to support the nearly 50 primates in our care. As 2017 comes to a close, we are striving to meet our year-end donation goal. Fortunately, there are two amazing fundraisers that we will be participating in over the next two months that will help get us there.

Giving Tuesday, November 28th

One of the most important fundraisers for the Primate Rescue Center takes place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. There’s Black Friday, Cyber Monday and then Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is a global giving movement made possible through social media. This day exists to inspire charitable giving in the holiday season. It’s easy to participate. This LINK to our Razoo donation page is actively accepting donations and will be until 11:59pm on November 28th. You can select to give any amount you choose. Fortunately, Razoo is waiving all platform fees for Giving Tuesday (credit card processing fees still apply) to maximize the impact of your gift. Your donation will go directly to fund our animal care program!

The Good Giving Challenge, November 29th through December 31st

If you miss Giving Tuesday, don’t despair! The Good Giving Challenge is another opportunity to let your holiday giving spirit shine. Across the bluegrass state, community organizations will be raising funds in this year’s Good Giving Challenge. This online campaign – organized by the Bluegrass Community Foundation and Smiley Pete Publishing – promotes charitable giving to a select group of organizations based in Kentucky. Please note, this campaign is open to donors worldwide, not just within Kentucky. In order to participate, just click HERE to access our donation page.

The donations raised through these giving events make such an impact in the primates’ lives. They help us provide the monkeys and apes with the proper nutrition, engaging enrichment, supportive environments and care. You can make your year-end gift to the Primate Rescue Center by participating in our upcoming giving events. With your donations, as well as your active participation in our social media platforms, we can continue to not only raise the necessary funds to support the 9 chimpanzees and 38 monkeys and gibbons under our care, but also share our mission to end the plight of primates. As always, your donation is tax-deductible.

To stay up to date with the PRC, here are the links and usernames you can use to find us on social media:

Facebook: Primate Rescue Center, Inc.

Instagram: prim8rescue

Twitter: prim8rescue

Don’t forget to share, like and comment on our posts to let us know what you think!

Thankful for our Team!

Melanie Parker November 22, 2017

Thanksgiving is almost here, and what better time to think of all the amazing PRC volunteers and interns we are truly thankful for. This team of supporters helps us in a variety of ways – On-Site, Off-Site, and during our Annual Member Event. We are so grateful for their generous devotion and service to the PRC apes and monkeys. They give of their time and energy, and help the caregivers to provide a safe, enriching, and happy life to the primates all year round. Below is a list of all Interns, On-Site Volunteers, Off-Site Volunteers, and Special Event Volunteers who have donated their time to the sanctuary in 2017. We thank each and every one of you for helping to make a difference in the primates’ lives.

If you are interested in becoming a PRC Volunteer, visit our website and check out our volunteering options.

Deterring Weeds - A Safer Approach

Scott Roseberry November 17, 2017

Nestled in a wooded valley next to the Jessamine creek, the nearly 30 acres of sanctuary property at the PRC is quite a bit of land to maintain. On top of the mowing, weed eating, mulching, and almost constant leaf and walnut removal in the fall, we must also work to control the spread of weeds.

We recently started treating weeds with a more natural, homemade solution. This way we remove the harmful toxic chemicals and can treat areas in closer proximity to the primates’ enclosures (we still take precautions to prevent any primates from having direct contact with the solution during our applications). This method of killing weeds also reduces the plastic waste from store bought solutions because we can refill a reusable plastic pump sprayer each time we mix up the solution. Be sure to always label your solutions for storage, and store in a cool, dark area.

Here is the recipe that we use around our property that will work great for any job you have. Keep in mind that this recipe will kill grass too, so be careful when using this around areas you do not want treated.

-1 gallon of white vinegar
-1 cup of table salt
-1 tbsp of liquid dish soap

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