Hay for Maple Farm Sanctuary 2016

$18,821 of $20k goal

Raised by 361 people in 5 months
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Cheri Ezell  MENDON, MA
Emergency: Help purchase hay to feed rescued farm animals at Maple Farm Sanctuary for the fall and winter!

Maple Farm Sanctuary (MFS) is a non-profit sanctuary in Mendon, Massachusetts, that rescues and provides a lifelong home for abused, abandoned, and unwanted farm animals. We were founded in 1998 by former dairy cow farmers who had a profound change of heart—today, we are home to over 100 rescued animals including cows, pigs, goats, chickens, ducks, and llamas.

As temperatures begin to drop, hay will be the main source of food and nutrition for many of our rescued animals. Unfortunately, New England recently experienced its worst drought in over ten years, so MFS was unable to grow our own hay.

MFS must now purchase 3 trailer loads of hay—at $6,000 each. In addition, we need shavings to serve as soft bedding for the animals this winter. With the help of compassionate animal lovers, we are seeking to raise $20,000 to purchase hay and shavings.

As you can see in the video above, your gift will make a difference for so many animals, from tiny chicks to boisterous goats, lazy but lovable pigs, gentle cows and llamas, and many stately elder residents.

100% of money raised towards our goal of $20,000 will be used to purchase hay and shavings. Any money raised above our goal will be put towards the myriad other expenses a non-profit sanctuary incurs, including general repairs and maintenance, veterinary costs, and additional food and nutrients.

Please make your gift now to ensure that our animals have nutritious food in their bellies, warm bedding to lie down on, and a safe and loving home for life!

We have the deepest and most sincere gratitude to everyone who donates - even the smallest bit counts. Our animals say "Thank you," too!
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Update 3
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3 months ago
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The hay has been unloaded and is already being put to good use to feed the animals.
Unloading the hay
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Update 2
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3 months ago
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Thanks to all our generous supporters, we have bought one load of hay so far!
The first trailer of hay!
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Update 1
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3 months ago
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Thank you for donating to Maple Farm Sanctuary's campaign for hay! I'm happy to report that we've just received our first load of hay - here's a quick video of Yoda, one of our resident goats, enjoying the fresh arrival.

We're nearly halfway to our goal of $20,000! Please help us spread the word so that we can buy two more loads of hay to feed our animals through the winter.
Yoda munching on hay
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$18,821 of $20k goal

Raised by 361 people in 5 months
Created September 15, 2016
$20
Anonymous
1 month ago
$25
Patricia Banks
1 month ago
$50
Anonymous
1 month ago
$25
Anonymous
1 month ago
DD
$30
Darienne Dewalt
1 month ago
RM
$20
Rochelle Magid
1 month ago
AM
$10
Annie Melden
1 month ago
JD
$25
Jane DeLuca
1 month ago

I will donate more as I am able! Thanks for all you do for the animals! Happy New Year!

JK
$20
James Kruidenier
1 month ago
SW
$25
Sherry Weiland
1 month ago
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