The Big Payback – A BIG THANK YOU!

It seems there is no limit to what a committed family of supporters can accomplish! You are an amazing family, who understands that building a natural home for captive elephants takes a village. You always come through when they need you.

A sincere thank you to each of you for your support and donations during The Big Payback. Via The Big Payback website, you were able to help us raise a total of $79,274 toward upgrading our equipment – like a new backhoe, a welder, and more – so that we can continue constructing fencing, ultimately providing elephants more space to wander and heal. With $8,550 in prizes, donations through our website, and the generous $60,000 match, the total raised in a 24-hour period is $150,234!

No mere β€œthank you” will suffice today. The best way we can show our gratitude is by moving forward and bringing more captive elephants home to sanctuary.Β 

As individuals, you form the bedrock of Global Sanctuary for Elephants; as a community, you are a true foundation and a force for good. We are proud to have you on our team and appreciative that you have taken up the charge for captive elephants everywhere. You made it happen. Again. And so we all move forward with hope, together.Β 

Photo of Bambi and Rana


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    Nicole says

    This is fantastic! I am so happy to help such a worthy cause! Much love and light to you all!

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    Zoi says

    Trunks up!!!! Awesome news!! So happy to be part of this lovely family.

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    Katie Howard says

    So thankful people were able to come through! Very excited for future developments πŸ€—

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    Jillyp says

    Absolutely amazing and fantastic ❀️

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    Rachel says

    I’m sooo proud to be a part of this family of supporters!! Caring, compassionate and actively taking part in helping captive elephants live a life of freedom in sanctuary, supporters – both who help financially and those who may not be able to help financially but do wonders by sharing the news – continually lift my spirit. Which nowadays is so helpful to keep hope alive. A HUGE THANKS TO EVERYONE!! Take a bow, supporters. πŸ₯³πŸ’

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    Julie says

    It’s nice to be publicly included in your idea of this elephant team! It means a lot! My donation is in relation to the total need very small, but together the community can make miracles happen! And I agree, we did our part, now you continue to do your part which is bringing more captive elephants home! Last but not least, I really appreciate the Thank you pic (card) of Bambi and Rana; it is just beautiful!

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    Linda says

    Woohoo! Well done by all! Even if you can’t or didn’t donate, your positivity, prayers and encouragement are a huge support as well. Thank you to all at Sanctuary who do what you do for the Ele’s. It’s your super human efforts that make it easy to want to support you so much πŸ™‚

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    Pam Dodd says

    Love of captive elephants and those who provide them with fantastic sanctuary conquers all!

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    Barb says

    Bravo! Thrilled to hear of the final total! Can’t wait for you to get the needed equipment and supplies.

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    Alana says

    I can’t think of a better place to put my $$. I’m truly happy to help. Now let’s move some elephants to GSE. πŸ™‚

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    Tammy says

    Absolutely amazing job everyone this is incredible but not surprising the love and compassion for these beautiful gentle giants is immeasurable it just makes you feel so proud really honored to be part of it all feeling so excited so happy watching that first step on to sanctuary soil knowing what this truly means for each and every one of them as their new life is about to begin pampered loved and safe in paradise πŸ’ž

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