Giving Tuesday – Thanks To Our Community Of Supporters

To our Global Sanctuary for Elephants family,

Kat and I want to send a quick note to express our tremendous gratitude for donating to our Giving Tuesday room-to-roam challenge. With your generous contributions, we raised $76,959.22.

Team Rana raised the most funds, which is not too surprising as Rana is irresistibly adorable. 😉  We are looking forward to doing a special live video with Rana, which we will share across all of our social media platforms.

We are so lucky to be able to look into the eyes of these elephants every day, a privilege that many don’t get to experience. Looking into the eyes of an elephant is magical. Sometimes you feel nothing but joy. Other times, you feel as though they have peered into the deepest reaches of your soul, and sometimes it is as if all concept of time evaporates. When you catch the gaze of an elephant who has yet to know the meaning of sanctuary life, those waiting in the confined enclosures, the sensation is vastly different. Some elephants want you to feel their agony; others want to share nothing at all, looking through you into a void that is their survival bunker, and others let you see gratitude as they know that help is coming. For the African elephants waiting for permits to conclude, their time is near; their eyes will soon tell a new story. Thanks to your gift and effort to support our work in Brazil, we hope to open more space and a greater level of freedom to those waiting to let their inner spirit shine.

Thank you again for sharing your love to support these precious lives.

With gratitude, Kat and Scott

Photo of Kenya at EcoParque Mendoza


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    Nannette Stone says

    Congratulations!! So well deserved. Let’s soon get the rest raised. All the girls done so well. Hard to choose, as they all deserved to win, they are all winners ❤️

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    Nancy Shaw says

    I can hardly wait to see those eyes in you Sanctuary !

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    Charlotte Hansen says

    Thank you, Kat and Scott, for devoting your lives to the rescue and loving care of these beautiful souls, and for sharing them with us who love them from afar.

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    Alana says

    Thanks so much for the conformation of what it would be like to look into an elephants eyes when we pay attention. & Congratulations on a great Giving Tuesday.

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    Beji says

    It is my pleasure to give. And I will continue to give because they are worth it!! God bless all!!

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      Sara says

      We are so grateful for you and for all of our dedicated supporters. We wouldn’t exist without you.

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    Wim says

    What a beautiful narrative.
    Elephants magic will always touch you one way or the other. 🤗🐘❤️

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    Susan says

    So happy to be able to contribute along with so many other followers and supporters. I never knew just how much I could love these magnificent ladies and all that work so hard to care for them and help them to Sanctuary. It is so amazing to see our donations blossom into space and additionl improvements for our Girls!! Love and hugs, ❤️🐘❤️

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      Sara says

      Once you learn about them, it’s impossible not to care about them. Each and every one of you are dear to us. Thank you – and thanks to everyone who gave or shared.

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    Tammy says

    Thank you to all involved behind the scenes and on the front lines it’s truly heartwarming to see this massive global effort of compassionate supporters come together to form one incredibly proud family with one goal in mind and we’re getting closer to that finish line every day! You are amazing every single one of you and I cant wait to see what great things the future holds for these beautiful magnificent gentle giants, love and hugs from Minnesota 💞

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    John says

    Your descriptions of looking into the eyes of the elephants really touched me in a profound way. Thank you for that, and for all that you do. So grateful and appreciative of having found you and getting to know you and the girls.

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