A Time to Give Thanks
Can you believe it's already November? Though it's hard to choose, I think this might be my favorite time of year here at Chintimini. We've just exited what we affectionately refer to as our "busy season." The baby animals have grown up and been released, our summer campers have gone back to school, and our resident wildlife are cozied up for the long winter. Everything seems to be nestling back into its "home."
And is there anything more worthy of thanks than our home?
Home can be a house, a community, a region, a planet. We hope for our home to be a place of comfort - a place to feel safe and secure. This year, Chintimini has been so fortunate to be able to take large steps toward securing our home for the years to come. We're excited to share some of that news with you all very soon. But before we do all that... before you begin receiving year-end fundraising requests from us and the other organizations you support... before we put on our "2020" New Year's Eve glasses and ring in the new year, we want to just stop and say
Your support has helped us admit and care for more than 2,150 injured and orphaned wild animals this year. You've helped hundreds of your neighbors learn about and connect with local wildlife. You've given our resident Raptor Ambassadors a place to live, learn, and share their stories. You may not have realized it, but you've helped so many people and animals find "home" this year. For that, we can't thank you enough.
As we move into the holiday season, we wish you every comfort in the place you call home. We wish you warm evenings by the fireplace, surrounded by the people (or animals, or books, or foods!) you love. We wish you time spent reflecting on happy memories, and time spent creating new ones. We wish you safety, security, and joy: the very things you've given us and the animals we serve.
Chintimini Wildlife Center