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We are starting The Amazing Raise early this year. Why (the reader asks silently). The answer is we have so many capital improvements that need to be addressed and the earlier we can fundraise the earlier we can start some of these projects.
HOW THIS FUNDRAISER WORKS
The Amazing Raise has always put the fun into fundraising. The SAINTS’ are divided into the 4 teams based on that part of SAINTS they consider home. There is the House, the MP Room, the Barn, and the Shop. Each group is on a race to raise the most money for their respective areas. It’s all very exciting and for such a great cause! Each group has a team captain. We will be sharing their stories in order to showcase the types of animals that come to live at SAINTS.
We invite the public to join in the fun by giving to your favourite area of SAINTS. Just scroll down to the bottom of the page to see each team’s individual campaign board. Or just click one of the team’s name just below this sentence.
Team Barn - The name says it all.. the barn animals
Team House - If you love dogs and cats is the team for you.
Team MP Room - Shy dogs, cats, and birds and a couple of turtles live here
Team Shop - Home to the rabbits
WHAT THE MONEY RAISED WILL GO TO
The land and buildings were purchased late 2005. According to BC Assessment the original house was built in 1956. Over the years many adjustments have been made by previous owners and SAINTS. Since January 2006 we have had over 1,000 animals on site. Most passed away at SAINTS and some found forever homes off site. The many, many saintly residents are constantly taking their toll on land and buildings. We rely on this event particularly to fundraise for improvements on our property.
Below are some of the upgrades we need to make.
- A new well. Last summer the wooden structure the pump sat on caved. We replaced it with the understanding that it was a bandaid solution. Drier summers are now a reality and the current system is no longer sufficient for SAINTS. We are using The Amazing Raise as a way to raise the funds. If we can raise those funds now we could potentially have a new well before the summer heat comes. Estimated Costs $35,000
- A new furnace. We had hoped to install a new one last year but weren’t able to. Ours is ancient and on its last legs. Estimated cost is $5,500
- A heating and ventilation system that can keep up with all the humans and animals breathing at SAINTS. Estimated costs $9,500 (this would include new duct work
- Windows in the MP room need to be properly framed. In the winter we use plastic on the windows to keep the heat in. It is suspected the ceiling in the main entrance of the MP building has mold/mildew buildup. The roof has a wood rot issue and needs to be replaced. Estimated cost $10,000
Commercial grade washer and dryer. Along with
the purchase, an upgrade to the electrical panel would be required
to accommodate a commercial washer and dryer. Over
our many years at SAINTS we have used household grade washer and
dryers which has resulted in us having to replace them more than
once in a year.
We are very lucky that our supporters have donated used machines. SAINTS does 20 loads in a day and we really do require commercial grade machines. Estimated cost $5,000
- Fencing is always an ongoing issue in that we are always repairing or replacing
- With technical apparatus always changing we needed to replace our on-site security cameras as new technology wasn’t always communicating with the old. Full disclosure we already paid for this upgrade but am including it here as it was a significant cost at $15,000
We aren’t sure how much we can accomplish and how fast but above is our wish list.
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We are the Senior Animals in Need Today Society - SAINTS. We provide shelter and care for senior and special needs animals, of all different species. Our sanctuary is a haven where these special souls can be loved and cherished, and receive proper care, for the rest of their days.
To provide a safe haven for senior, palliative and special needs animals.
SAINTS is a place for senior and special needs animals who have no place else to go. In our care they receive appropriate medical attention, live in a safe and open environment, and get to enjoy their remaining years being celebrated for who they are as individuals.
If, in time, we can find them a special home of their own then we do. If that very special home never comes, they will be safe and cherished right here with us until the end of their days.
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