We are thrilled to say that in 7 years our donor numbers have come to be too numerous to list.
They know who they are and we are truly grateful for them.
Our anonymous donors,
3 of whom agreed to participate in Holiday Season Matching Programs,
one who donated 300 pairs of reading glasses and
one who donated a Dell laptop.
Jane and Rita chatting at a JGI Canada fundraiser in Toronto
For their generous technical and creative expertise:
John Penner (the Idoctor)
For their banking assistance in Togo: TransAfrica Tours
Perth Elementary School,
the staff/students who continue to help raise money for sheep, this time through their on-going "Soup For Poop" lunch program, with soup made from vegetables from their school garden. Perth Elementary Rocks!
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40 Hillcrest Drive
Special Thank You For Their "Off The Chart" Generosity
100% of donations go directly to buying animals!
donate to spread the shit
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Sponsors and Partners of The Shit Starts Here - A Guardian Project Initiative
Ethan & Elijah
Judy & Michael Firestone Ron & Heather Hoffman
Wendy & Roman Jovey
Steve & Katherine Vaccaro
Joel Leonoff Alberta Capital Corp. Philip Armstrong
Tax receipts are issued for the full amount. Canadian charitable number: 839804291RR0001
All kinds of people around the world are excited want to know ways to get involved. We are thrilled to have experienced so much generosity from family, friends, and all you amazing people out there who we don't even know, who continually give in incredible ways.
We keep our overhead costs at ZERO by being 2 Canadian volunteers working with 7 groups of African volunteers and 8 National Parks and 1 protected forest in 4 countries!
The best way to help is by making a donation.
100% of the donations go directly to buying animals, a vet check-up and the animals' tic and de-worming meds. Every $60 donated to the project buys one sheep or goat for a family... we blame the increase on the ludacris notion that a weak Canadian dollar can somehow bolster our trade with the U.S - some Canadians must have missed the 'Buy American' mandate the U.S issued years ago.
a sustainable, scalable, community building, income generating, peace building, conservation initiative...really!
The Guardian Project
The following is a letter from Jane Goodall.
Through my recent role as a judge for the G Project, I became aware of an inspirational project in Africa led by Rita Rayman and her husband Jeff – a project which they describe as micro-finance but the currency is sheep. The Jane Goodall Institute’s success in protecting habitat for chimpanzees in Africa depends on creating programs that are controlled and embraced by the local people. Our community-centered conservation programs in Africa empower local people to build sustainable livelihoods while promoting regional conservation goals such as reforestation and ending the illegal, commercial bushmeat trade.
That is why I am pleased to endorse Rita and Jeff’s project, aptly named The Sh*t Starts here. The concept is simple - by providing sheep to farmers who compost the manure into fertilizer, crop yields increase, food production increases, and people are able to generate an income. I believe that these results decrease the need for poaching and create stable communities which work with us to protect and conserve the environment shared by all Earth’s living creatures.
I commend Rita and Jeff for their commitment to this innovative, effective program and I wish them great success in the future.
Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE
Founder, the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace
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