Support the Dream
How Peacebunny Islands Inc. funds are spent:
* Caring for the rabbits at Peacebunny Cottage
which is a lot of feed, grasses, plus housing and medical expenses such as spay / neuter and wellness checks for new rescues.
* Training the rescues & Kinderbunnies
(young rare heritage breed rabbits) who seem outgoing and eager to engage with people. They will be certified as eligible comfort rabbits, therapy rabbits or emotional support rabbits (but they still have the autonomy to decide whether to participate and for how long).
* Providing facilities for the rabbits' housing &
training and for hosting volunteers in training.
* Providing transportation to events
* Training volunteers
We have a budget for paying the unglamorous expenses that are paid for though our merchandise sales, paid events.
This earned money goes towards things like domain names, taxes, staff, island mortgages, utilities, boat and auto expenses: they are not funded by donations unless someone designates their gift for general fund or mortgage fund.
As you give, consider the value of what you are helping provide. Here are some budget examples:
$5 Alfalfa grass bale (We feed 2 bales every day)
$10 Three straw bales for fresh, dry bedding
$15: Identification & t-shirt for a new volunteer
$25: 60 pounds of feed pellets - every day
$30: Typical gas expense driving rabbits to educational events
$50: Purchase a wagon that brings rabbits to visit seniors in their rooms at care facilities OR travel pen to set up in courtyard for people to watch the bunnies play
$75: New rabbit carrier, allowing more rabbits to go with handlers to new sites. We need one carrier and one wagon per handler.
$100: Wellness check to ensure rabbit's overall health and eligibility for therapy before visiting healthcare & hospice facilities
$200: Basic food and bedding for each therapy rabbit for a year.
If you like what we're doing, we have creative ways to thank and engage our sponsors / partners.
Thank you for opening your heart to bless the bunnies and all those who will get the direct gift of hugs, hope & hoppiness because of your support!!
We have two parallel tracks to join us:
The business - Peacebunny Island
which provides the cares and training for the rabbits, the island, along with all the logistics and administrative support.
The charity - Peacebunny Foundation which mobilizes the volunteers who take comfort rabbits in the Peacebunny Unit during times of tragedy, stress, loss or grief OR taking the STEMbunnies to schools with high percentage of low income families.
* Depending on your intention for your gift,
Mail check written to either
Peacebunny Island or to
PO Box 202, Newport MN 55055
* Online with paypal / credit card
(choose which programs to support)
501c3 Nonprofit Public Charity
Peacebunnies in Action: More about the Foundation
IRS Determination Letter and 990 documents are available for public review.
PEACEBUNNY FOUNDATION MISSION:
Service-learning organization provides resources to mobilize comfort rabbits and their volunteer guardians to
1) PROVIDE COMFORT & SUPPORT during times of
tragedy, stress, loneliness and grief by sharing comfort rabbits and resources provided by Peacebunny Islands Inc.
* Families experiencing severe health challenges
* Families during separation including military deployment
* Senior centers and hospice
* School violence, and children’s memorials
2) SHARE RESOURCES: Social Emotional Learning and STEM-based curriculum, public health best practices
3) MODEL & NURTURE KINDNESS
YOU ARE SO APPRECIATED!
The Foundation and its volunteers provide the key mechanism to share our comfort rabbits owned, cared for and trained by the business side -- Peacebunny Island.
Both the Foundation and the business have specific, complementary roles, so we thank you for joining us for either side of this heartfelt mission.
You are helping to share Hugs Hope & Hoppiness!!
-- Caleb Smith