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Run for Rhinos 4!

By |2020-01-04T23:12:32+00:00January 4th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

We are excited to announce the 4th annual Run for Rhinos at the Philadelphia Zoo! We are back to the first Sunday in June (6/7) and look forward to seeing an even larger crowd this year. You can register NOW (and find more information) at https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Philadelphia/RunforRhinos. Registration includes a race T-shirt, water, snacks, and entry to the zoo for the day. If you are interested in being a sponsor, we welcome your email at parca@parcainc.org.

Grant from Media Rotary Club

By |2019-12-15T17:55:12+00:00December 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

PARCA was very grateful to receive a grant from the Media PA Rotary Club Foundation in support of our efforts to fund the monitoring program for the rhinos in Botswana. The Rotary Club and PARCA share some common missions – education and supporting activities that improve the human condition. We both function internationally. This grant has been matched by PARCA and passed on to Great Plains Foundation for their support of the monitors who are employed to keep the rhinos moved to Botswana via Rhinos Without Borders safe. PARCA deeply appreciates the support from the Media Rotary Club and Foundation. Shown is PARCA Treasurer Steve Smith receiving the check from Walt Woerheide, President of the Media Rotary Foundation.

Wine for Rhinos!

By |2019-12-12T01:34:11+00:00October 20th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

We are proud to tell you that we have been selected to receive proceeds of a wine created out of a desire to help save rhinos! Two winemakers have developed The Crash, a wine with a purpose. All proceeds from sales will be donated to PARCA and we will use them to continue to help our partners working to move rhinos, monitor and protect them from poaching, and rescue, rehabilitate, and return to the wild orphans left behind by poaching.

The first wine bottled is The Crash Syrah – ready to drink now with tasting notes of deep burgundy with crimson hues to the eye with allspice, black currant, and pepper steak in the aromas. On the palate, notes of cherry and blackberry. This Lake County CA wine is a pleasure to drink.

Please use this link and enjoy! https://vinoshipper.com/shop/stone_key_cellars/syrah_parca_37284?list&fbclid=IwAR0s17OuzE6O58Prflt7jw8U4JXEw7SMD2xnR57I9eEcbETExpIJdaQvpKk

Crush for The Crash

By |2019-12-12T01:34:11+00:00July 27th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Philadelphia-area supporters, we hope you will mark your calendar for our 2nd Crush for The Crash on October 19th. More details in early August, so stay tuned here and on social media!


Run for Rhinos Thanks!

By |2019-12-12T01:34:11+00:00June 22nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Thank you to the more than 350 people who came out on June 15th to run (and walk) for rhinos at the Philadelphia Zoo! The weather could not have been more perfect. The enthusiasm for saving a species was palpable and the runners were SO FAST! We couldn’t believe when we saw them heading out of the zoo when we were just finishing closing up the registration tables. The shirts designed by Charly Capstone, our friend in Kenya, were a big hit. Thank you again to our sponsors, volunteers, Bryn Mawr Racing Company, the Philadelphia Zoo, and all of the spectators and participants. We are saving one horn at a time because of YOU! See you next year!

Run for Rhinos NEW T-shirt design!

By |2019-12-12T01:34:11+00:00April 6th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

If you haven’t yet registered for the 3rd annual Run for Rhinos, do so by May 20th to ensure your T-shirt! You’ll really want to get one this year because of the very cool design pictured below that will be on the front. We reached out with a contest for artists to submit their designs and the winner came in from Charly Capstone in Kenya! We’ll see YOU at the Philadelphia Zoo on June 15th! Register today and get more info at https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Philadelphia/RunforRhinos

Run for Rhinos

By |2019-01-31T23:14:46+00:00January 31st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

We are excited for our 3rd annual Run for Rhinos! We will be back at the Philadelphia Zoo on June 15th for our 5K run / 1 mile walk to save a species!

You can register at https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Philadelphia/RunforRhinos. Get your family and friends together and form a team (email us at parcasavesrhinos@gmail.com for a discount code for 5 or more in your group)! Register by May 20th to ensure you get a run T-shirt. Water and snacks will be available after the run. Medals will be awarded to overall male and female finishers as well as the top 3 finishers in each age bracket.

Zoo admission is included for the day. Spectators can join you by purchasing a reduced-price ticket the day of the race ($18). Zoo members cannot use their membership for admission, but can use their parking benefit.

Last year hundreds of folks came out to say hi to the zoo’s resident white rhino, Tony, as they ran and walked to raise money for these iconic animals. We hope you will join us!

2018 and 2019

By |2019-12-12T01:34:13+00:00January 6th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Happy New Year to our supporters! We are quite pleased to share with you that 2018 was our best year yet – we had our most successful fundraising year and funded the move of a second rhino. Our goals for 2019 are exciting – we look forward to helping keep the translocated rhinos safe and supporting the care of orphaned babies. Please click on this link to enjoy a brief slideshow summary 2018 and outlining 2019:  PARCA FY18 Summary

Giving Tuesday

By |2018-11-24T14:41:34+00:00November 24th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Tuesday November 27th is Giving Tuesday – a day that is devoted to giving. PARCA is participating with our Give 5 So They Can Thrive campaign.

Baby rhinos orphaned when their moms are killed depend on milk to survive. Each bottle costs about $5. We are asking our supporters to save $5 (skip just one grande Starbucks drink or pack lunch one day instead of eating out!) and donate it to the orphaned rhinos on Tuesday (or any time!).

You can also help us send even more bottles by starting a fundraiser on Facebook! Beginning at 0800 on Tuesday, Facebook and PayPal will match donations made on Facebook (up to $7M!). Create a fundraiser for us to reach even more people! Do so here: https://www.facebook.com/fundraisers?create&default_beneficiary_type=charity&prefill-type=giving_tuesday&source=help_center_how_to_create_fundraiser

Please Give 5 So They Can Thrive, create a Facebook fundraiser, and tell your friends!