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Help Feed the Animals and Enrich Your Community
$925 raised
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Ended Feb 5, 2016
The Cole Harbour Heritage Farm is a community museum dedicated to preserving and interpreting Cole Harbour's agricultural past. We rely heavily on community support and volunteers and are asking for your help to fund the animals on site during the season.

The Cole Harbour Rural Heritage Society has been collecting, preserving, and protecting Cole Harbour’s cultural and natural heritage for 40 years. A community response to the rapid change from rural to urban landscape, the Society continues to champion this once prosperous agricultural community and bring its story to life at the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum, an original 200 year old farm.

Over the last 40 years we've worked with the community to develop an understanding of plants, animals and farming both in a heritage context and also in a working context. This is done through the garden and animals kept on sight during the summer months. The garden at The Farm grows plants, vegetables and fruit which would have originally been grown in Cole Harbour. Likewise the animals kept on site are traditional breeds which would have been kept in Cole Harbour 100 years ago.

We rely heavily on community support and volunteers, as admission to The Farm is by donation only.

We believe in imparting a love of and respect for farm animals and the many things they provide for us. This is done in part by giving the animals on site a fantastic quality of life in comfortable, cozy conditions. Our determination to ensure the best conditions for our animals, coupled with keeping the animals in an urban environment leads to higher costs associated with rearing them. Thus we're reaching out for assistance to ensure we can continue providing these animals with the care they deserve.

We would like to raise enough money to feed the animals for the 6 months they are on site and we'd like your help to do it! Every donation counts so anything you're able to give would be much appreciated. A donation as small as $5 will feed one of our calves for a day and $10 will feed one of our ducks or chickens for a full month!

We're hoping to raise $3000 which will allow us to feed all of the animals on site for the season. Anything beyond that will go to helping with other costs associated with the animals such as vet bills.

If we manage to raise more than $4000 the excess money will go towards building a new, larger enclosure for our ducks in which we can add features such as a pond for them to swim.

Everyone who donates $100 or more will be listed as one of our 2015 Animal Benefactors. Their names will go on a sign which will be hung on a wall in the barn where our animals are housed.

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$5 CAD
Feed a Calf for a Day
  • 8 claimed
Feed a calf for a day with a donation of just $5!
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$10 CAD
Feed a Chicken or Duck for One Month
  • 6 claimed
Feed one chicken or duck for a whole month with a donation of just $10!
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$30 CAD
Feed a Pig for 2 Weeks
  • 6 claimed
By donating $30 you can help us feed one of our pigs for 2 weeks!
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$50 CAD
Feed a Goat or Sheep for One Month
  • 3 claimed
For $50 you can help us feed a goat or a sheep for an entire month!
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$100 CAD
Sponsor a Chicken or Duck for the Season
  • 0 claimed
  • 25 remaining
With a donation of $100 you're sponsoring a chicken or duck for the entire season. This donation pays for their food, and bedding.

You will also be listed as a 2015 Animal Benefactor on a sign which will go up in our barn and you'll receive a photograph of your sponsored animal as well as a Thank You letter from us.
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$150 CAD
Feed a Calf for a Month
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With a donation of $150 you'll be feeding a calf for a full month! You will also be listed as a 2015 Animal Benefactor on a sign which will go up in our barn and you'll receive a Thank You letter from us!
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$250 CAD
Sponsor a Goat for the Season
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  • 2 remaining
With a donation of $250 you're sponsoring a goat for the entire season. This donation pays for both their food, bedding and care. You will also be listed as a 2015 Animal Benefactor on a sign which will go up in our barn and you'll receive a photograph of your sponsored animal as well as a Thank You letter from us.
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$250 CAD
Sponsor a Sheep for the Season
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  • 3 remaining
With a donation of $250 you're sponsoring a sheep for the entire season. This donation pays for both their food, bedding and care. You will also be listed as a 2015 Animal Benefactor on a sign which will go up in our barn and you'll receive a photograph of your sponsored animal as well as a Thank You letter from us.
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$500 CAD
Sponsor a Pig for the Season
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  • 2 remaining
With a donation of $500 you're sponsoring a pig for the entire season. This donation pays for both their food, bedding and care. You will also be listed as a 2015 Animal Benefactor on a sign which will go up in our barn and you'll receive a photograph of your sponsored animal as well as a Thank You letter from us.
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$750 CAD
Sponsor a Calf for the Season
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  • 2 remaining
With a donation of $750 you're sponsoring a calf for the entire season! This donation pays for both their food, bedding and care. You will also be listed as a 2015 Animal Benefactor on a sign which will go up in our barn and you'll receive a photograph of your sponsored animal as well as a Thank You letter from us.
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