One of our planet's most iconic wildlife heroines and the greatest champion for chimpanzees known around the world, Dr. Jane Goodall celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the founding of Save the Chimps this past week in NY. Dr. Goodall's message - one of hope and imperative to bring more chimps home to sanctuary.
Save the Chimps is now actively preparing for and fundraising to bring more chimps home to sanctuary. This means making space, building resources, housing and other needs to be ready when the time comes.
And so, as we honored Dr. Goodall with the Champions for Chimps award at a benefit in NY earlier this week, the pant-hoot call for help was heard loud and clear. A special challenge pledge was made at this event --- a $100,000 challenge grant would be given if 20 individuals would each pledge $100,000 or some related form of this level of support, to help Save the Chimps build another island or similar type environment in anticipation of more chimps coming home to sanctuary.
Build we must, so that more chimps in need will find lifetime care at Save the Chimps.
Beautiful photos commemorating the 20th Anniversary celebration and video of the event honoring Dr. Jane Goodall, Champion for Chimps, will be posted shortly.
Also part of this spectacular NY event, were actor and Broadway star, Alan Cumming, a long-time advocate for animal welfare, and Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, the emcee and host for the evening, who helped to celebrate this milestone of Save the Chimps and implored us to bring more chimps home to sanctuary. It is our mission and it is our ethical imperative.
Please join us --- we welcome your support in every way. We also thank you for your love, care, concern, and dedication to the welfare of chimpanzees and all that you make possible at Save the Chimps every day. Thank you!
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