years ago this April, Jill Robinson first walked onto a bear bile farm. On that day in April 1993, Jill could have walked away, but she chose to act and do what she could. Today, you also have a choice. If everyone reading this donated just US$20, it would pay for the care of over 150 bears at our China sanctuary for a full year. Please help us celebrate 20 years of progress. Donate US$20 today (or whatever you can afford).
Salís Adopt A Moon Bear Market Success Ė 6 November 2011
Sally (middle) with her enthusiastic helpers at Camberwell Market raised almost $2,500 for their bear, Jigsaw.
Hooray for Us!!! We raised over $2,300 - a stupendous effort for what amounted to six hours selling Trash'n'Treasure, with most items under $10. Now that's a LOT of sales. And in bear language, that's two whole months of Bear Care Club costs taken care of in just one morning! So it's a substantial contribution towards Jigsaw's annual upkeep.
An early start is de rigeur - and we're talking 4am - so that stall set-up can get under way by 5am. Thankfully it's just light enough to see what you're doing (I can't imagine doing a stall in winter). Once again I had a very committed team of helpers (including some genuine early-birders - a must!) and before long we had our new tent and banner erected, with Bernadette's colourful bunting streaming out to the corners. Before you could rub the sleep from your eyes the dealers came, poking around with their torches, hoping to sniff out the bargains. From then on it was Game On! with hardly a breath drawn till final pack-down at 1pm! Those who could joined us back at the house for much-earned drinks & BBQ enjoying the thrill of the Money Counting Ceremony.
To all of you who donated goods
To all of you who helped me sort and sift
To all of you who came along to assist on the day
To all of you who sent wishes for a successful day
To all of you who keep showing up to support Adopt a Moon Bear
A big thank you on behalf of Jigsaw and his bear buddies - their lives are healthier and happier because you care to make a difference