Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Fauna Shop Days

I spend every Tuesday volunteering at the chimpanzee sanctuary at the Fauna Foundation. If you would like to read my first post about Fauna you will find it here.

I didn’t do my usual weekly post about Fauna last Wednesday because I didn’t do my usual work of preparing enrichment packages in the chimp house. Although Fauna is not a zoo and they are not open to the public, with the arrival of the good weather the sanctuary will be offering limited educational visits. When I started volunteering at Fauna last spring my first job was to set up the little Fauna shop where they sell t-shirts and other promotional materials that help to fund the work they do. I think they were pleased with the set-up I did because they asked me to do it again this year.

So I spent last Tuesday folding t-shirts and taking inventory. I thought you would find it kind of boring to hear about how I obsessively folded each t-shirt just so and I would have you snoring by the time I finished telling you all about how I counted the inventory. So I decided to spare you.

It usually takes me more than one day to get the shop all set-up to my liking so this week I worked in the shop again and now I've got it looking the way I want it to.

Oh, the big news of the week is that the new Fauna website is up and running! Here’s the link to the new site where you can read all about Fauna, see lots of great pictures of the chimps and read their stories:
http://www.faunafoundation.org/

(photos used with permission from the Fauna Foundation)

6 comments:

mary jane said...

wow! that org. sounds really interesting! that giftshop is so cute too...
xoxo
mary jane

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Stockton said...

cool, thanks for sharing!

LazyTcrochet said...

What a wonderful opportunity!

BeadedTail said...

I enjoy reading your stories about Fauna. I admire you for helping out at such a wonderful place. Thanks for the link to their website - I'll certainly check it out!

knitsteel said...

That sounds like such an amazing place to spend time. You are so lucky.

ThePeachTree said...

It looks like such a lovely place!