Ride to the Light is an annual 100 mile bike ride to benefit Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary, Out To Pasture Sanctuary and Hope Animal Sanctuary. Over at Don’t Eat Off the Sidewalk there is a blog raffle contest entry of fun going on. If you make a donation to the cause and then send Katie your receipt she’ll enter you into a drawing for Herbivore store credit, your choice of Herbivore shirt, a cookbook from the team of Celine Steen and Joni Newman, Liz Lovely cookie vouchers, a herbivore cross necklace, pins from Teeny Tiny Tantrums or artwork from Amanda Chronister. Each $5 you donate gets a chance, so if you donate $20 you’ll get 4 entries. She’ll be drawing on September 16th, so get your donation in today! All proceeds from the ride go to the three animal sanctuaries listed above.
Sunny Day Farm Animal Sanctuary near San Antonio, Texas, has had a hard summer. With severe drought conditions the price of feeding and watering their animals has gone up and they are at a critical point right now. A number of people in the area have been working on numerous fundraisers to help the animals at Sunny Day.
A group has gotten together to run the San Antonio Rock and Roll half and full marathons on November 13th as Team Sunny Day and has a fundraiser page to accept donations. There was a big bake sale on August 27th with proceeds going to the sanctuary. The lovely Celine from Have Cake Will Travel donated a copy of Hearty Vegan that will be raffled off at a Gathering of the Tribes potluck in the Austin area October 1.
The Sunny Days in Texas cookzine was compiled and is now for sale for $10 at both Herbivore and Food Fight in Portland, Oregon, as well as in the Austin, Texas area. If you are interested in one, leave a comment or be in touch at email@example.com and I will figure out a way to get one to you. All proceeds go directly to Sunny Day. Cristina, a friend and visitor to Sunny Day has set up a personal donations page to help raise money. The sanctuary also had a hay bale challenge to raise money that ended in August but you can read more about their financial worries here and see the idea behind the challenge. I am donating a dollar from each of my Tofu Pirate Comic zines sold and hope to raise enough to send money to buy a full bale of hay.
We wanted to give a shout out to all these vegans on the move for working to help out a place they love and coming up with numerous creative ways to help raise funds for animals in need. If you can, consider a donation or simply remember some of the ideas listed here to help out the animal sanctuary in your area.