We are thrilled to say that Run for Rhinos IV is ON for 2021! We are not letting COVID get in our way again…but we will stay safe and go virtual this year. Please register at https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Philadelphia/RunforRhinos
How does a virtual race work? You register, we send you your shirt (if you register by May 12th), then any time between June 5th and 13th you complete your course wherever you prefer. All the details on how to log your results are on the race page at the link above.
This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and we hope you’ll join us to continue that tradition!
Spring is almost here and for PARCA, that means it’s raffle time!
Because of the continued uncertainty with COVID, this year we are focusing on CASH! Enter our 50/50 raffle and we’ll split the prize with you. Each entry is $10. Venmo Heather-Smith-1960, use firstname.lastname@example.org to send money, or pay at this link (please note the link is for single tickets only but scanning the QR code will let you select an amount more than $10): https://py.pl/5xDZPETPVwj
The drawing is April 1st, so get your entry in and start thinking about how to spend your prize!
We are thrilled to announce the start of the PARCA Speaker Series! We are excited to bring you informative, educational, and inspiring speakers…on Zoom for now, but ultimately live. Our first speaker, attorney Randy Hope Steen, is going to tell us why we all need an estate plan even if we don’t think we do. Please join us on February 25th by registering at https://parcaincorg.simpletix.com/e/63400.
It is that time again! Our annual candle fundraiser is back until 11/13. Orders taken until that date will be delivered to us in time for the holidays. You can Venmo payment (and scent selection!) to Deb (@Deborah-Rose-14) or any board member you are in contact with. If you are not within our Philadelphia delivery area OR want to use another payment method besides Venmo, contact a board member or email us at email@example.com to make arrangements for shipping. These candles are soy candles with 100% cotton wicks. They are so popular because they smell great and look so nice in the 16 ounce mason jar with our label attached. Make your home smell wonderful and save a species! Candles are $13 each or 2 for $25 and in case the scents are not showing up well from the flyer, we have: Apple Pie, Banana Nut Bread, Bayberry, Blackberry Sage, Berry Cobbler, Brown Sugar & Fig, Candy Cane, Cinnamon Vanilla, Citronella, Coconut Lime Verbena, Cucumber Melon, Eucalyptus, French Vanilla, Fresh Cut Flowers, Fresh Linen, Gingerbread, Grandma’s Kitchen, Home Sweet Home, Lavender, Lemongrass, Lilac, Macintosh Apple, Pear Vanilla, Plumeria, Sage & Citrus, Sandalwood, Warm Vanilla Sugar, Vanilla Lavender, and White Tea & Ginger.
Supporters and friends, as you know, we cannot gather this year for our annual wine fundraiser. As you also know, it’s been a very tough year for the conservation community. COVID has impacted jobs and so people’s ability to give. It shut down tourism in Africa for months and so a critical source of income for safari camps, game reserves, conservation organizations, and all of the people employed by them has come to a complete stop. The rangers in the field are being tested more than ever because poachers know there are fewer eyes on the ground with no visitors and much less staff around – and, of course, income for their work and the supplies and equipment they need to do it has been significantly impacted.
Now that we all are in need of face coverings, we have a way for you to be compliant AND save a species! If you head on over to https://teechip.com/rhinomasks and order yourself these very cool masks, all proceeds will be donated to PARCA. We appreciate your keeping your distance and following the rules and we are happy to have a way for you to do it that does even more good!
Our drawing for this year’s Restaurants for Rhinos raffle is on April 1st. For a $20 ticket, you get the chance to win either $2,000 worth of gift cards to the top 10 restaurants in Philadelphia or $1500 cash. This is a great time not only to support the rhinos, but to support our restaurants with these gift cards that you can use once we are all out and about again! Venmo Heather-Smith-216 and we will send you a picture of your ticket. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for other payment arrangements. As of today, you have a VERY GOOD chance of winning – only 227 tickets have been sold! The winning number will be chosen during the PA lottery 7PM draw on 4/1 – whatever the winning 3 digit number for the lottery is will also be our winning number. Get your ticket today!
Thank you to the following companies for their Run for Rhinos IV Sponsorships:
D’Angelo & Company
Infinity Catering (supplying water and bananas)
Always Balanced (our Awards Ceremony Sponsor)
Moore Jones LLC (a mile marker sponsor AND our post-race nourishment sponsor)