Koko & Ndume Need a New Roof Now!

$26,254 of $35k goal

Raised by 719 people in 23 days
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Lauren Russ
for Gorilla Foundation
 REDWOOD CITY, CA
Urgent: Koko and Ndume need a new Play Yard roof to resist the torrential rains that have unexpectedly hit Northern California this year!


Koko enjoys the freshly rejuvenated grass after a heavy rain.


Hello Gorilla Foundation friends!! 

We are reaching out on this platform, because we are in urgent need of your help.   After many weeks of rain and hail storms in Northern California (and the anticipation of more to come), the roof to Koko and Ndume’s play yard and sleeping quarters needs replacing, as it has sustained damage from the very heavy water flow.


Replacement of the gorilla roof has become an urgent necessity, but it is also a financial burden as this was not anticipated in our annual budget. We estimate that it will cost us approximately $35,000 to replace the roof over the gorilla’s play yard and sleeping quarters.  The costs for these roofing projects are broken down as follows:

Gorilla Sleeping Quarters Roofs: $12,880
Outdoor Play Yard Roof: $19,120
New Custom Gutters for Roofs: $1,000
Unforeseen Construction Costs: $2,000

To enable Koko and Ndume  to continue enjoying their covered outdoor enclosure, please make a donation of any size today, and help us pay for these urgently needed repairs!

Please know that when you donate to this campaign you will be directly affecting the lives of both Koko and Ndume. We will share the results - Koko and Ndume enjoying their newly re-covered play yard - so that you can see the significant impact of your donations.

Thank you for your continued support!

The Gorilla Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Please visit our website and social media pages for information about our mission: "Conservation through communication." 
 
www.koko.org

@kokotweets

Koko and The Gorilla Foundation Facebook page

Koko and The Gorilla Foundation Instagram

Ndume walks quickly and bipedally to avoid getting his hands muddy.

Koko and Ndume both enjoy spending time outside during warm and sunny weather.
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Update 3
Posted by Lauren Russ
7 days ago
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Dear Gorilla Foundation friends and supporters

Our campaign has officially raised over half of our goal of $35,000 thanks to your continued efforts. We give thanks to each and everyone of you who has either donated to or shared our campaign. As there is still time prior to the scheduled roof work, we hope to come even closer to our goal through sustained exposure through sharing. Again, we thank you all very much for your support!
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Update 2
Posted by Lauren Russ
16 days ago
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Dear Gorilla Foundation friends and supporters,

We have officially ended our first week of the campaign, and are nearly halfway to our goal of $35,000. As we have already received over $15,000 in donations towards our roofing projects, we are incredibly thankful to you all for supporting Koko and Ndume. Without your assistance through donations and sharing we would not have come this far in such a short amount of time. Please have confidence that through your continued sharing of our campaign, we anticipate coming even closer to reaching our total goal of $35,000.

Thank you all very much!

Sincerely,

The Gorilla Foundation Staff
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Update 1
Posted by Lauren Russ
20 days ago
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Dear Gorilla Foundation friends and supporters,

Thank you all so much for your generosity and assistance towards our roofing project goals. After only three days of our campaign, we have raised over $9,000!!! Through your ongoing support by continuing to share our campaign, we will be closer to reaching our $35,000 goal.

Please stay tuned for further updates, including the end results of Koko and Ndume enjoying their re-covered outdoor space.

Sincerely,

The Gorilla Foundation Staff
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$26,254 of $35k goal

Raised by 719 people in 23 days
Created March 6, 2017
Funds raised will benefit:
Gorilla Foundation
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Redwood City, CA
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$10
Ashley Wallace
5 hours ago
RM
$50
Robert Mackenzie
17 hours ago

Keep up with the wonderful work you are doing. What inspiration for all of us.

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Anonymous
19 hours ago
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$75
Doug Coleman
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Micah Wren
1 day ago
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Just saw the amazing film on Koko. Sending so much love and hope that the structure is repaired soon!

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Claire van Soest
1 day ago
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Lovely Koko & Ndume <3 Hope you'll have fun at the new playground and that the new roof will keep you warm and dry.

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