2013 Wildlife Sanctuary Awards
Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Netwrok to host 2013 Sanctuary Awards with honorees the Garden Club and the Women's Fund of Santa Barbara
When: Sunday, April 7, 2013, noon
Where: Four Seasons Biltmore, 1260 Channel Dr., Santa Barbara
Age limit: All ages
Categories: Special Events
Beneficiaries of this event are beautiful wild creatures that are sick, injured, oil-impaired, or orphaned,
usually as a result of contact with humans. The Sanctuary Awards event generates proceeds that are critical
in providing medical care, food and temporary housing for these animals at the Wildlife Care Center, 1460 N. Fairview, and its six satellites throughout the County. During the past year more than 10,000 phone calls for help and information have been answered, and almost 4,000 wild birds and small mammals have been helped. Since SBWCN receives no public funding, we depend entirely on private donations.
For more information visit, www.sbwcn.org.
THIS YEARS HONOREES:
The Garden Club:
Founded in 1916, the Garden Club is a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to stimulating the knowledge and love of gardening, conservation and protection of the environment and native plants, and preservation & beautification of our community. For nearly a century, the Club has been instrumental in garden projects and enhances the lives of Santa Barbara County Residents and visitors.
CALM (Child Abuse Listening and Mediation) was launched in 1969 when local nurse Claire Miles learned of the shocking death of an infant by his emotionally stressed young father. Miles installed a telephone in her living room, and ran classified ads urging parents in need to call for help. From a volunteer-run telephone line, CALM has grown to a professional agency recognized throughout the state for programs that serve and protect children and families.
Women's Fund of Santa Barbara
Women's Fund of Santa Barbara was founded in 2004 by Carol Palladini and 12 women committed to focusing their philanthropy on to the critical needs of women, children, and families. The fund has distributed more than 4 million collected from participating members, now numbering more than 600 individual groups, which research local nonprofit agencies, make recommendations, and vote on distributions. Each vote represents a donation of $2,500 a year.
Event posted March 26, 2013
Last updated March 26, 2013