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Have dinner with us!

 

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Our Valentine’s Day  Benefit Dinner for the Animals will be on Sunday, February 12, 2017 from 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 Room in 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.

 

 

The ticket price is $75 per person and it includes:

  • Appetizers
  • Entrée
  • Dessert
  • Non-alcoholic beverages (coffee, tea, soda, and limeade)
  • Cash bar available

The Menu

Appetizers

  • Spring Rolls with Sweet Chile Sauce
  • Tempeh Reuben Burger Sliders
  • Avocado Cucumber Sushi Rolls

Entrees 

  • Pasties & Gravy with Stewed Collard Greens (Collards are Gluten Free)
    OR  
  • Orrechiette Pasta with Lentils, Kale, Walnuts and Butternut Squash

Dessert 

  • Two dessert options  
  • *Gluten Free desserts available if requested prior to February 6th

For questions or any food allergy/special diets requests, please email bob@sashafarm.org.

** This dinner is limited to 35 guests.  Tickets must be purchased prior to February 6, 2017.  Please note that there are no refunds on ticket purchases. ** 

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Last Day to Donate for 2016

taxdeadlineToday 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. 

Produce Volunteers Needed

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Our animal residents love their fresh produce treats.  Unfortunately, we don’t have a produce volunteer to cover Saturdays and the residents have voiced their displeasure about it.  Bhima, our resident Gyr ox, is Produce Distribution Management.  He and several other residents held a meeting regarding the lack of produce on Saturday and it was determined that a Saturday produce volunteer was needed as soon as possible.  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 volunteer@sashafarm.org.

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Bhima overseeing produce preparation.

      

 

A Successful Fundraiser . . . Because of You!

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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.

Thank You

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Hometown Life Article

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The Shimmy Shack 2017 Michigan’s Sexiest Vegan’s Calendar is getting well-deserved attention from the Observer and Eccentric Media’s Hometown Life site.  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.

SASHA Farm: A Coloring Book for Rescued Animals

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SASHA Farm: A Coloring Book for Rescued Animals by E.J. Miranda

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.

The profits from the sale of the SASHA Farm: A Coloring Book of Rescued Farm Animals go to the sanctuary and you can order this coloring book directly from Amazon.  Don’t forget that if you order from Amazon, choose to have SASHA Farm Animal Sanctuary as your Smile Charity and we will receive additional donations for every purchase you make through Amazon.

Thank you Erin!

Purchase Here 

Humane Fair 2016 . . . More Highlights

We have another video showing some highlights of our Humane Fair on August 14, 2016.  This video was filmed and donated by Brian Fisher.   If you didn’t get a chance to visit us during this event, please watch the video and make plans to visit us when our on-site events begin again in 2017.

Thanks Brian!

 

Humane Fair 2016 Highlights

SPRING SOCIAL 2016 pigWe hope you made it out to our Humane Fair on August 14, 2016.  If not, have you wondered what we do?  To answer some of your questions, check out this video generously recorded and donated by David Brown.

Hundreds of people came to the sanctuary to meet the animal residents, connect with local animal advocacy groups, and eat a delicious catered lunch during our 2016 Humane Fair.  David recorded some highlights.

We hope you enjoy the video and consider visiting the sanctuary when our onsite events begin again in 2017.   We rely on your support to continue our mission of caring for abused, neglected, and mistreated farm animals.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW

 

15th Anniversary Banquet 

Our 15th anniversary fundraising banquet and silent auction is on October 28, 2016 at The Meeting House Grand Ballroom in Plymouth, Michigan. (Ticket sales have ended for this event.)

The ticket price is $125.00 per person. No tickets will be sold the day of the event. The tax deductible portion of each ticket is $70.00.

We are looking for new, cruelty-free donations to be auctioned during our silent auction. This event is our largest fundraiser of the year and we need your support!

The vegan menu includes four hors d’oeuvres, salad, house baked bread assortment with Earth Balance margarine and olive oil. The main course will be wild mushroom and grilled portabella stroganoff over pasta or rice pasta with vegetables, and fruit salad. Mango sorbet and cupcakes will be served for dessert.

We will again have a live and silent auction, plus musical entertainment, speakers, and SASHA merchandise for sale.

If you have any questions, please contact banquet@sashafarm.org.

Calendars On Sale Now!

Shimmy Shack‘s 2017 Calendar of Michigan’s Sexiest Vegans is now on sale!  Shimmy Shack is Michigan’s first 100% vegan and gluten-free food truck.  Shimmy Mama is generously donating 50% of the profits from the sale of these calendars to SASHA Farm Animal Sanctuary.  The money raised from the sale of the calendars will help us to buy food and obtain medical care for our animal residents.

Please help us by purchasing a Shimmy Shack calendar. Thank you!  

Purchase Here!