We are so excited, and frankly anxious, about the imminent arrival of our first resident at Elephant Refuge North America (ERNA) - Mundi who is retiring from the Dr. Juan A. Rivero Zoo in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. As more people leave the island due to lingering infrastructure damage from Hurricane Maria, our job of getting Mundi to her forever home in Georgia becomes more difficult. So we need to raise funds quickly to secure the equipment and expertise necessary for
Elephant Aid International (EAI) is participating in the Newman's Own Foundation $500k Holiday Challenge as a way to raise funds for Mundi's Move and to raise awareness of her situation. We'll be in competition with other organizations to raise the most money throughout the holiday season. The grand prize is $150,000 and there are weekly Bonus Challenges to raise more money for Mundi. (Head's up, we'll be in touch with a reminder for each of the weekly Bonus Challenges. Consider EAI for your #GivingTuesday plans.)
Bonus Challenge #1
Today kicks off the first Bonus Challenge. For every $500 we raise through our Challenge page on
Crowdrise.combetween November 21st at noon ET and
November 28th at midnight, EAI will be entered for a
chance to win $2,500. There will be 1 winner each day for a total of 8 winners.
Please give what you can and help spread the word. By encouraging friends, family and colleagues to learn about Mundi and the opportunity we have to bring her joy, we can continue to build our support network.
Feeling compelled to do more? We'd love to have you join the Fundraising Team! Successful organizations in past Newman's Own competitions have had
teams averaging 30 supporters fundraising on their behalf. Help us reach more caring individuals by connecting to your network. Signing up is easy and so is spreading the word - love those social networking tools.
We've put together some fun ideas to inspire a little competition of our own. Here's what we've got in store for Team EAI...
Fundraisers at the $1,000+ level: Receive an EAI/ERNA t-shirt - exclusive and stylish, not available anywhere else
Student Fundraisers (K-12/college or university) at the $5,000+ level: Carol Buckley will speak at your school, and offer a screening of the award-winning documentary film "Unchained" in your community*
Fundraisers at the $25,000+ level: Receive the opportunity for four people to get a personal tour of ERNA and lunch at Elephant Lake hosted by EAI Founder Carol Buckley. There won't be any elephants yet, but you can be assured of a unique educational and truly rewarding experience.
*Date to be determined based on mutual convenience/availability
To donate or to join the fundraising team, please