SAVE THE DATE! Sunday, May 21, 2017 is our annual Spring Social fundraiser and Open House, here at the sanctuary. We hope you’ll be able to make it! This will be a fantastic opportunity to meet the animals on guided tours throughout the day, hear their stories, and learn more about living with compassion.
Our friends from Shimmy Shack andHut-K Nutrilicious will be here, so you can get yourself some delicious animal-friendly eats. Most importantly, we look forward to sharing the importance of animal advocacy with you all.
***IMPORTANT NOTE!*** For the safety of all, please do not bring dogs. We know you love your canine friends, and we do too! It is for this reason that we do not allow dogs to visit the sanctuary…we want everyone to stay safe! This applies to the Humane Fair in August, too. Please, keep them home.
In this latest newsletter, you’ll be able to read out about newest residents, Dave and Adam, our awesome volunteer Darcy, past and upcoming events and ways you can help! To subscribe to future newsletters, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Valentine’s Day Benefit Dinner for the Animalswill be on Sunday, February 12, 2017from 6pm – 9pm ET.
We look forward to spending the evening with you as we raise funds for the animals while enjoying delicious food prepared by our friends at The Lunch Roomin Ann Arbor, Michigan. Tickets must be purchased before February 6, 2017 and seating it limited to 35 people, so buy your tickets soon! Tickets can be purchased HERE.
Today is the last day to donate for the 2016 tax year. We can’t thank you enough for your support this year and in years passed. Without the support of our donors, we would not be able to continue our mission of rescuing abused and neglected farm animals.
If you have a PayPal account, you can donate through this link.
If you don’t have a PayPal account, you can donate without opening an account and this link allows you to do that.
SASHA Farm is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax-deductible. To donate via check, please mail the check to SASHA Farm, P.O. Box 222, Manchester, MI 48158.
Our animal residents love their fresh produce treats. Unfortunately, we don’t have a produce volunteers to cover Weekdays and the residents have voiced their displeasure about it. Bhima, our resident Gyr ox, is Produce Distribution Management. If you are interested in volunteering with rescued animals but didn’t know how you could help, being a produce volunteer might be a good fit for you.
The produce volunteer must be at least 18 years of age, reliable, courteous, professional, strong, and have a vehicle large enough to transport large amounts of produce from the Whole Foods Market Ann Arbor stores.
The produce volunteers’ duties include retrieving produce at two Whole Foods Market Ann Arbor locations, maintaining a courteous and professional relationship with Whole Foods Market employees, delivering the produce to the sanctuary in Manchester, chopping, sorting, and distributing the produce to the eagerly awaiting residents.
Please be realistic about your availability and willingness as this volunteer position takes time, dedication, and commitment.
A few important notes:
All SASHA Farm Animal Sanctuary volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.
Training is done at Whole Foods Market and at the sanctuary.
Whole Foods Market is very generous to our animal residents and we want to maintain our good relationship with them, so professionalism and courtesy are extremely important to us.
Whole Foods Market requests that produce pickups be done between the hours of 8am – 11am.
It can take anywhere from 20-60 minutes for store pickups.
The produce can be heavy so the volunteer must be able to lift and carry up to 40 pounds.
Depending on the amount of produce donated, it can take 4-6 hours to sort and distribute the produce.
Flexibility to switch with a produce volunteer on another day is available.
The produce volunteers report directly to Bhima, the Produce Distribution Manager.
Produce volunteer is known as the best volunteer position at the sanctuary. This is not an easy position, but the produce volunteers get the best form of gratitude -nuzzles and sloppy kisses from the animal residents! They look forward to seeing their produce volunteers, and they stand by the fences and voice their excitement very loudly.
If you are interested in becoming a produce volunteer or learning more about the position, please email email@example.com.
Check out our latest SASHA Farm News here! Thanks to all our volunteers and supporters for everything you do to help us continue our work at SASHA Farm. All of our animal residents send loving holiday greetings to everyone who helps them stay warm, well-fed, and safe in their forever home.
The SASHA Farm Board of Directors, its animal residents, and our wonderful and compassionate volunteers who come rain or shine every day to care for our animals, wish to thank our supporters for all that you do. Without you, SASHA Farm could not be the safe haven that it is for our incredible and amazing residents. Your donations and your support of our various events throughout the year allow our new residents like Laddie, Eve the pig, and Nell and Sophie the Nubian goats, to have a place they can call home forever. And for our other animals who have been here a while, such as Sheldon the sheep and the pigs June Carter Cash and Johnny Cash, and all of their very good friends, they know without a doubt they will be safe and sound and well cared for, and most importantly, loved. We have lost some animals this year and we have mourned together, but we have welcomed more and will keep doing so with your help. Thank you again for continuing to be the voice for the animals through your support of SASHA Farm. It has made 2016 a great year for our sentient beings, and we look forward to continuing our work with your indispensable partnership.
SASHA Farm‘s annual benefit and auction is our largest fundraiser each year. The money raised allows us to continue providing food, shelter, and medical care to animals who rarely received these necessities prior to becoming our residents.
SASHA Farm became a non-profit, 501(C)(3), charitable organization in 2001. We celebrated 15 years of animal rescue and animal welfare education during our banquet on October 28, 2016. Each year, our fundraiser is made successful by our attendees and those who donate to our auction. A big “Thank You!” goes to everyone who supported us throughout these past 15 years and who continue to support us.
Please help us thank our 2016 auction donors by recognizing their contributions and help support them by your patronage.
The Shimmy Shack 2017 Michigan’s Sexiest Vegan’s Calendar is getting well-deserved attention from the Observer and Eccentric Media’s Hometown Lifesite.Writer, Sharon Dargay, interviewed Shimmy Shack’s owner, Debra Levantrosser, to discuss her reasons for creating the calendar and her charitable donations from the profits.
Fifty percent of the profits from the 2017 calendar will be donated to SASHA Farm Animal Sanctuary and the calendar was filmed on our grounds.
“SASHA Farm’s values match our values. We believe animals have personalities and deserve love. To us, eating a pig is the equivalent of eating a dog. If people got to know pigs, they’d see pigs have personalities, just like dogs, and the same with cows,” Levantrosser said. “We like what SASHA Farm does and how they do it.”
Thank you Debra! We agree!
You can purchase a 2017 Shimmy Shack calendar on their site HERE. You can read the full article HERE.
We truly have wonderful volunteers and supporters. Erin Miranda Patiño, a volunteer at our sanctuary, dedicated several months of work toward the creation of the one and only SASHA Farm: A Coloring Book of Rescued Farm Animals! Her work and dedication to our sanctuary is inspiring.
Besides driving two hours each way to work at the farm every week, Erin took time away from her evenings to create this coloring book on our behalf. We don’t know how she managed to do it all and work a full-time job too, but we can’t thank her enough.