Help Jane Goodall inspire youth

$12,500 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 100 people in 16 months
My name is Alan Bartels. During breakfast with my friend, Jane Goodall, it was suggested that I write a children's book about prairie dogs and the many animals which rely on prairie dogs for food, and use their burrows for shelter. The book is now written and illustrated. The illustrator and I are donating the proceeds of this book to Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots program. And, Jane wrote the foreword to the book. We need $12,000 for printing, for marketing, website development and creation of promotional materials and nationwide distribution.

Prairie dogs inhabit less than 1% of their former range. What is left is highly fragmented. This book makes enemies of nobody, and teaches that anyone can make a difference - even a young child. I hope you'll make a difference by contributing today. Thank you.
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Hey y'all. I sent back the final proof today. The book will be in print in a few weeks. I will send an update at that point about availability. Thanks, all of you, for your support.
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We've reached $12,000 - the second and final level of this fundraising campaign. Thank you all, and, watch for the book soon.
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Thanks, Prairie Dog Coalition/Humane Society of the United States, for your $500 sponsorship of my children's book project.
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Merry Christmas and thanks for your support of my children's book project. Here's a little update for the holidays: I'm working back and forth with account managers at Mascot Books, so, the process of printing and publishing is underway. There were unforeseen delays every step of the way, promises of support that didn't come through and other stumbling blocks - I have sure learned a lot so far. The next book will go smoother, and I hope to have this one to you early in 2018. Happy holidays. www.gofundme.com/help-alan-save-prairie-dogs
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Lindsey Sterling-Krank
1 month ago
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You’re getting so close Alan!!

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Hedda Matheson
10 days ago

Glad that this phase is complete, Alan. I look forward to seeing it in print.

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Hedda Matheson
1 month ago

So happy for you and Dr. Jane! Congratulations, Alan!

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Marije TerEllen
1 month ago

Thanks for putting this effort back on my radar, Lindsey!

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$12,500 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 100 people in 16 months
Created February 19, 2017
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$500
Cynomys Rex (PDP)
28 days ago

Alan, this is a pass through donation from the Prairie Dog Coalition

MT
$290
Marije terEllen
1 month ago
2
2

Because this book need to happen... now!! Thank you, Alan!

JS
$100
Jade Stunkel
2 months ago (Offline Donation)
2
2

Thanks Jade Stunkel/Haden Outdoors Real Estate for your donation to my children's book project. Much appreciated.

CJ
$25
Charlotte Jarman
2 months ago (Offline Donation)
2
2
BS
$25
Barb Severance
2 months ago (Offline Donation)
2
2
MD
$20
MICHELE & DIRK
2 months ago
2
2

Love ya!

BB
$100
Bridget Barron
3 months ago
2
2

In memory of Jerry Kenny

Lindsey Sterling-Krank
1 month ago
1
1

You’re getting so close Alan!!

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Hedda Matheson
10 days ago

Glad that this phase is complete, Alan. I look forward to seeing it in print.

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Hedda Matheson
1 month ago

So happy for you and Dr. Jane! Congratulations, Alan!

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Marije TerEllen
1 month ago

Thanks for putting this effort back on my radar, Lindsey!

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