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Help Roots Charter High School

$7,055 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 120 people in 12 months
Roots Charter High School is a High School with an urban farm. On our farm we raise livestock and vegetables.  More than that we educate students who are disengaged with the traditional education model.  We give them daily experiences unlike anything available in Utah. Running a farm and a school has many challenges. Our students are facing one of the biggest farm challenges they have had to face up to this point; the unnecessary loss of livestock to a stray dog.  Over the last week, 8 of our animals have been attacked resulting in the deaths of two sheep and two goats.  

The animals at Roots are student owned.  Each student has a loan for the animal and they use their own time and money to care for the animals until they are sold.  The loss of the animal does not mean there is a loss of the debt.  Through the generosity of friends and family, we are hoping to replace each animal lost so the students may continue their educational project.  We are also looking to raise funds to purchase two llamas that will act as herd protectors so that this incident doesn't happen again. 
Funds will be used, in order of priority:
1. Replace all student animals
2. Cover vet costs incurred by the school for the injured animals
3. Purchase herd protecting animals to keep other livestock safe

Thank you for any support you can give.
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We are sad to inform our community that the dog came back. This time the dog killed two of our baby alpacas. As a school community, we are devastated by all the losses but this one hits us extra hard as we start the new school year.
These animals are an integral part of our program and as this problem persists we only begin to feel the long-term effects.
We need the community support to get this problem solved.
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We are so excited for all the support. We are setting a stretch goal of $10,000. All of these funds will go directly to securing and improving the pasture. Currently, many of our more vulnerable pasture animals are in pens. Our stretch goal will be used to ready the fences for llamas and improve the fences to keep animals out.
One way you can help is to spread the word. We are making it easy. To get the word out simply cut and paste the following as a Facebook post-

"Roots Charter High School is a High School with an urban farm. On our farm they raise livestock and vegetables. More than that they educate students who are disengaged with the traditional education model. The school gives them daily experiences unlike anything available in Utah. Roots students are facing one of the biggest farm challenges they have had to face up to this point; the unnecessary loss of livestock to a stray dog.
Please help Roots reach their goal!
https://www.gofundme.com/help-roots-with-our-loss "

Thank you for all your support and for helping to make agricultural education a reality for our students!
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We have surpassed our goal! We are so grateful for the support you have given. Keep sharing! Everything over our goal will go straight to strengthening the farm and making it a safer more comfortable place for all livestock.
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We are overwhelmed by the support thank you so much for all that you have done to strengthen our Agriculture program!
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$7,055 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 120 people in 12 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Roots Charter High School
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Salt Lake City, UT
EIN: 471365586
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