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ORANGUTAN FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL

Save the Orangutans 5K Run For Survival Lake Balboa, Encino,  California

Donations as of October 24, 2014:

$12,335.00 Raised Offline
$3,275.92 Raised Online
$15,610.92 Total Raised

Orangutan Foundation International Page

Help make a difference in the world and be a part of fundraising to save the endangered orangutans. The OFI Care Center was featured in the IMAX movie "Born To Be Wild", narrated by Morgan Freeman.

I began this FirstGiving page a few years ago as part of my support for the OFI fundraising fun-run, and although that event is over, our efforts are needed more than ever. We urgently need the support of all conservationists and wildlife lovers for continuing purchase of rainforest for sanctuary and release sites. The Indonesian government limits the number of releases, so it's essential for OFI to own land of its own!  In addition, funds are being raised to build a new orangutan orphan nursery forest, named in memory of orangutan conservationist Danielle St Georges. This is our opportunity to save acres of pristine rainforest as future sanctuary and have a safe facility for the littlest and most fragile orphans.  Of course, this benefits  all of the wild animals living there as well as an oxygen providing forest for mankind.  The palm oil developers want this same area of land. 

There are hundreds of orangutan orphans like the one I photographed here on one of my trips to the Care Center.  This baby is grabbing her hair the way she was holding on to her mother when her mother was killed. OFI has saved thousands of orangutans over the decades since Dr. Birute Galdikas first appeared on the cover of National Geographic in October 1975 for her groundbreaking work.

YOU can make a difference! Think of it this way:

   Buy one less magazine, give up a  caloric frappe  coffee (milkshake in disguise), or any number of small acts -- and donate that amount right now to help this endangered species, the gentle and intelligent orangutan.  In addition, consider becoming a member of Orangutan Foundation International and/or sponsoring one of the orangutans under their care.   For more information please go to the official OFI website at www.orangutan.org   (Note the ORG if you're typing it in by hand at a later time.)

 

Please check the official Orangutan Foundation International website for update events, orphans to sponsor, and fun runs in various locations.

Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who wants to support OFI. Thank you to Krista Orangutan for her assistance in this fundraising drive!  No donation is too small! 

Please...  help make a difference in the world!

Why not give orangutan "adoptions" as special gifts on any occasion!  See the available orphans at www.orangutan.org

Supporters

Comment Donation
Rebecca Reeder Thanks to friends for their support: Ann $30, Larry $1,500.00 and high school pal Nancy for $200. Your generosity means a lot!
$10.00
Rebecca Reeder Thanks to my husband for $2,000 cash to add to my $1,500 cash donation last month in Borneo to complete the new enclosure .
$15.00
Rebecca Reeder for Omry orangutan
$3,500.00*
Rebecca Reeder Thank you to my husband for the $1,000.00 to match my 2014 $1,0000
$10.00
Carol Senske I hope these gentle creatures have a beautiful Christmas. I give through, and in honor of, Rebecca Reeder.
$50.00
Rebecca Reeder Thank you, Bill, for the $500 check to donate last month
$10.00
Rebecca Reeder Thanks to my husband's company: $1,000 match to my 2013 contributions
$10.00
Rebecca Reeder by credit card at OFI website
$635.00*
Bill Hunt $135 donation made at OFI's website(orangutan.org)in honor of Dr. Galdikas's birthday
$10.00
Lucia a very little help...
$30.00
Susan Payne-Trutna Merry Christmas Rebecca and Krista and friends!
$227.00
Susan Payne-Trutna Merry Christmas Rebecca and Krista and friends!
$227.00
Rebecca Reeder $200 donated directly at OFI website as Xmas gift to my husband
$15.00
Rebecca Reeder Thank you to my husband's company($1,000 in matching funds for Bill's Nov. donation) mailed to OFI
$10.00
Matching funds from employer $1,000 to match Bill W's personal donation
$1,000.00*
CarolsCamera For Rebecca, all her hard work and loving care for the little ones, and for Krista:>)
$50.00
Bill W $1,000 check mailed to OFI headquarters
$1,000.00*
Rebecca's husband in honor of Dr. Galdikas's birthday
$50.00*
Rebecca Reeder Donated $1,000 direct at at OFI website now,too
$15.00
Matching funds from employer $1000 to match Rebecca's Jan'12 donation
$1,000.00*
CarolsCamera A Christmas gift, dear Krista, and your friends.
$50.00
Rebecca Reeder Thanks to my husband for $1,000 sent to OFI today
$20.00
Rebecca Reeder $500 more donated directly to OFI, too
$15.00
Lucia big hugs to sweet little Krista :)
$20.00
Kathy Cummins Happy Birthday Krista Orangutan! Many wishes!
$25.00
Rebecca Reeder +$170 at IMAX's care package link for orangutans
$15.00
Tristan Happy Birthday Susan!
$50.00
Rebecca Reeder delivered at Southern California event
$300.00*
Rebecca Reeder In memory of Hangki Orangutan;$75 check sent OFI too
$26.92
CarolsCamera My gift, with love, to Krista and her compatriots. OFI ROCKS!
$50.00
Tristan and Kelly For a great cause, in honor of Susan Payne-Trutna
$100.00
lucia salemi Merry Christmas dear Rebecca!
$30.00
Rebecca Reeder in lieu of popcorn at: IMAX movie
$10.00
Rebecca Reeder text APE to 20222
$25.00
Rebecca Reeder in support of OFI
$150.00*
Terry Heckart Very worthy cause
$50.00
Roger Eveleth and Julia Keen Bill and Rebecca - thank you for the opportunity to join a great cause!
$100.00
Rebecca Reeder a $100.00 check mailed separately to OFI in L.A.
$20.00
Rebecca Reeder $1,450 more in offline donation, supporting the work of Dr. Galdikas
$25.00
Rebecca Reeder supporting Dr. Galdikas/OFI
$500.00*
Rebecca Reeder 2nd year as a 5k sponsor
$1,000.00*
John & Laura Grob Great cause - hope this helps
$100.00
Rebecca Reeder I donated $1,000 directly at OFI's website just now too
$20.00
Rebecca Reeder (arranged by) speaking fee/fundraising event
$1,000.00*
Karen Petty / Kendra Filipcic For a great cause and we love them!
$30.00
Terry Heckart For the orangutans and all your efforts
$50.00
Felicity and Thomas Hamilton-Cox Hope this helps, sorry we can't be there, Chris.
$100.00
Rebecca Reeder in honor of Jana Smejkalová for her support!
$15.00
Jackie Katz KATZ JACKIE
$250.00
Pat Svetaka Thank you Birute and OFI for years of incredible efforts for the orangutans
$100.00

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$12,335
Raised Online
$3,276
Total Raised
$15,611
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