Fundraiser on Saturday

We’re back after another fundraiser!

This one was at our school’s annual charity event called Reach Out. We were there at 7:30 in the morning to set up our banners and posters, and to arrange our merchandise on the tables. We stayed back till 7pm to pack up and count our earnings, so yeah – it was a pretty long day. Still, it was tons of fun; there was good food and good music.

We sold jewelry, from both the This collection and the Terracotta collection. In fact, we sold so many chokers that it’s kinda become a trend at school.

We’re proud to say that we raised around 8.5k, after costs, at the charity event on Saturday. Thank you guys for your support!

Upcoming Event

Hey guys! TCT is having another sale at Mallya Aditi International School’s annual Bounce Back charity event. In addition to our textiles and trinkets, we’re also featurng two new collections – a line of handmade purses and vintage jewelry from This by Stuti Srivastava, and biodegradable clay jewelry from Terracotta from Narayanpura.

Where: Mallya Aditi International School, Yelahanka New Town, Bangalore 560106
When: Saturday, August 12th, 2017

We hope to see you there!

Volunteering Work

Hey! This is about my second volunteering session at PFA, on Sunday the 18th.

Things were a little busier when I arrived. A few staff members were absent, so they were short staffed. My day began at the ICU, where I helped change all the beddings. I also had to forage for sticks to put in the squirrels’ enclosures.

I next had to cut fruits for breakfast. This included papaya (yuck).

After the fruits were distributed to the monkeys and parrots, I headed back to the ICU. I helped prepare the formula food for the baby monkeys, barbets, and squirrels. I also watched as the birds of prey (kites and crows) were fed minced chicken. Watching monkeys try to steal the crows’ food through the cage bars was hilarious.

I’ll post an update after my next volunteering session.

 

Volunteering Work

Hey guys! It’s been a while. Just Manya here today.

I spent some time at PFA a few hours ago, volunteering.

Do you remember the jackal we talked about in this post? Great news – she’s been released into the wild. Since her enclosure was pretty large, they’re moving the jungle cat (also mentioned in this post) into that space.

Today’s main task was collecting large rocks for the jungle cat’s enclosure. It was hard work, but these rocks will make the space resemble the animal’s natural habitat, which is an important aspect of the rehabilitation process.

Speaking of this cat, I was surprised at the massive increase in size since I last saw it. A few months ago, it was the size of a kitten. Now it’s slightly taller than my knee. Of course, I only got a quick glimpse, because of the fact that it’s only allowed limited contact with humans.

Next, at the ICU, I was able to observe a vet bottle-feed two infant monkeys. I also watched as he fed pubescent barbets a formulation of Sammolac (a baby food formula).

My final task for the day was cutting vegetables and portioning them for the monkeys. This included potatoes, sweet potatoes, radishes, cabbages, carrots, turnips, and beetroots.

I’m returning tomorrow, and I will post another update after that session.

 

Our Fundraising

Well, we’re happy to tell you guys that we, at The Crafting Table, raised Rs. 6,790 today. That’s right – our fundraiser raised nearly 7k. We’re looking forward to donating it to People for Animals. We’re also having another sale, but this one is available only to students of our school (Mallya Aditi International School). It will be a week long, and the total funds will be personally donated to the shelter. Thank you for your support!