Monday, July 29, 2013

Prizes galore for the new Aruban Donkey Sanctuary

Aruba Bound
The realization of the much-needed new donkey sanctuary at Bringamosa is around the corner. More than 140 donkeys will be overjoyed with their spacious new playground and sparkling buildings. At this time the donkeys are spread out across several locations on the island; some even dwelling in a private garden. The best-known donkey location is Santa Lucia, where throngs of visitors and locals visit the donkeys. Through the years, Santa Lucia has become one of Aruba’s main tourist attractions, but it has become too cramped for so many animals. A new, larger donkey sanctuary is needed, but it is an expensive undertaking. Fundraisings and sponsoring are of the essence.

Fortunately quite a lot of companies are helping out; companies such as Setar, the national telecom company on the island, launching a 9 week-long fundraising SMS event. Everyone who is sending a SMS to a certain number will donate AWG. 3,-- [$1.68 USD] to the Aruban Donkey Sanctuary. Every week there are terrific prizes to be won; prizes that have been generously supplied by local firms.

Some of these prizes are stunning, like an all-inclusive weekend stay in a super hotel, airline tickets and more. Newspaper ads will announce the winners of these prizes. A big-hearted team of professionals has made a commercial with comedian Tica Basha’bao to attract lots of attention. The ad will regularly be shown on TeleAruba, one of Aruba’s major television stations.

On Thursday, August 1 the fundraising event will start – the final date for participating and winning prizes is Animal Day, October 4. So chances enough to send your SMS-es and chances enough to win, win and win while supporting the Aruban Donkey Sanctuary.

Any day of the week you can help support Aruba's donkeys and the volunteers who care for them. You only need to pay AWG. 30,-- per month [$16.76 USD] for a donkey’s upkeep. With this amount you help support the sanctuary as well as your own donkey. And you will receive a beautiful certificate and a super T-shirt and your name and photo will be posted on our website. So please call the sanctuary at 593-2933; you can also register via the website www.arubandonkey.org or donate money on bank account number 40.03.025 at the Aruba Bank! Just do it! Would you like to follow the donkeys on Facebook: surf to Donkey Sanctuary Aruba please.