Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Animal Planet's Matching Grant for Apes

While I was out of town for the holidays, I received this important email from the Jane Goodall Institute.  The cable network, and friends of the 'squatch, Animal Planet, have generously offered Dr. Goodall a matching grant until the last day of this year!  That means for every dollar any person donates to the Jane Goodall Institute, Animal Planet gives another dollar, make each private donation worth twice as much!  Hurry, though.  This offer from AP is only good until December 31st!

Please consider giving something, no matter how small, to this worthy cause.  Also, consider watching a lot more Animal Planet in the near future.  It's good for the brain!

Here's the original email I received:

Dear Cliff,
With just over a week left in 2010, we have an exciting matching gift opportunity from Animal Planet!
Animal Planet’s  R.O.A.R. program has partnered with Roots & Shoots members in support of their endangered species youth campaign to raise money for our chimpanzee conservation efforts in Africa.
Animal Planet will match your donation, dollar-for-dollar, up to a total of $25,000 until December 31, 2010. 
As you know we have an incredible task in front of us to build the supplemental sanctuary site at Tchimpounga. You donation right now will help us in these efforts and ensure that we receive the full $25,000 offered to us by Animal Planet.
Your ongoing financial support is one of the main reasons why we continue to be successful in our mission to protect chimpanzees and foster global conservation. I can’t thank you enough for your support of our work in 2010, and I hope you will help us make the most of this special matching gift from Animal Planet by making a year-end donation today.
Thank you so much for your support.
Best Wishes,
Maureen Smith, President, the Jane Goodall Institute
Maureen P. Smith
the Jane Goodall Institute

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