Dalby Farm Expansion Fund

$425 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 5 people in 20 months
Kendall DiTommaso
on behalf of Cheryl DiTommaso
Since the early 2000’s, Dalby Farm in Scituate, MA has been working on a difficult mission: Educate the community about the importance of preserving rare farm breeds and encourage environmental conservation.

Home to many rare farm breeds ranging from rare poultry to livestock, each season the family owned and operated farm offers multiple educational programs and events.  A popular spot for school field trips, birthday parties and summer learning programs, children are given positive experiences with plants and animals in hopes that they will carry a new appreciation for nature with them into the world after they leave.

In the face of global warming and other severe environmental threats, it is more important than ever to instill a sense of responsibility in the up and coming generations.  It has become clear that the future of our planet’s wellbeing is not only in our hands, but our children’s as well. Without proper exposure, it is our fear that children will lack the personal context needed to become the advocates the environment and its creatures need so badly.

Unfortunately, the farm cannot run on passion alone. New England has its fair share of inclement weather, which forces the farm to close down public offerings for nearly 6 months of the year. Revenue streams are limited during the Fall and Winter months but the price of feed and general upkeep remains consistent and overwhelming. 
To make matters more complicated, key members of the family have struggled with debilitating health conditions that currently hinder our current ability to expand. Even so, our family of five pushes on- taking every penny earned from farm offerings and putting it right back into operations. 

Without government funding, a non-profit status or even regular donations, our family needed to create an opportunity for supporters near and far to help keep the farm running. Your contribution will make 2017 the best year yet!

Don't feel like donating? You can still help! Make a purchase from The Dalby Farm Country Store - all revenue goes directly back into the farm :)
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Farm animals have Christmas wishes too <3 Feeling extra generous this holiday season? We started a GoFundMe earlier this year in hopes of raising some money to not only bring more rare farm breeds "home", but to help expand our operations, staff & general offerings. As you may know we are a small family owned and operated Rare Breeds Educational Farm with no external funding. Essentially all the money coming in from programs, birthday parties, fitness programs, open farm days, summer learning programs & our DalbyFarmCountryStore.com goes right back into keeping the farm 'alive', so to speak.
For those who have something extra to give, please know our animals and all the children/families who come here to learn and develop meaningful relationships with nature will benefit from your aid for years to come!
Whether you support our Country Store this Holiday season, drop a few dollars on our GoFundMe or simply encourage a friend to check us out- we appreciate anything you can do to help keep us going & growing
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Wow we are so touched that Amelia Burgoyne has asked for her friends to give us donations in lieu of birthday presents this year. We and the animals are so appreciative and taken aback by your kindness!!! Thanks to all who have honored Amelia's wishes and we can't wait to use this toward meaningful expansion. Sending all our love and happy belated birthday to Amelia!!!!
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Wow $300 to kick things off- thank you so much for such a generous contribution. The animals thank you <3
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$425 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 5 people in 20 months
Created March 19, 2017
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Nancy & Rick Young
11 months ago

You're doing important work ... Good Luck and Happy holidays, Cheryl!

Sarah Foley
15 months ago

Happy birthday to Amelia Burgoyne!

Kate Simcik
15 months ago

Donating in honor of Amelia Burgoyne's 9th Birthday!

Maya Petty
15 months ago

In Lieu of a birthday gift, Amelia Burgoyne suggested we donate to this cause. The Petty's couldn't be happier supporting a beautiful place like Dalby.

20 months ago
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