"The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for whites or women for men." Alice Walker, American author

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Valentine's Week Collection Drive for Young-at-Heart

For the month of February, we'd like to show some love for Palatine's very own Young-at-Heart Senior Pet Rescue. On February 10 through February 17, 2013, there will be a red collection bin in Atherton Hall by the Service Ministry table, for donations of needed items to YAH.
On February 18, we will take the donations to YAH. Please see the list below, and/or this link: http://yahpetrescue.com/donate-to-yah/wish-list/ for items needed. The list will also be on a temporary page on the CAF blog – www.countrysideanimalfriends.blogspot.com

Young-at-Heart is a local non-profit in Palatine, that takes in and rescues senior cats and dogs, and tries to adopt them out. However, if the animals are not adopted out, YAH still provides a forever home at their shelter for them. In short, no animal brought to YAH will be euthanized. In order to provide for these animals, however, YAH and other shelters like them, rely heavily on material and cash donations. Please find it in your heart to help out a senior pet in need this Valentine's Day.

Young-at-Heart's Wish List:
Our Wish List is updated as our needs change. Please check back frequently to see how you can help!
  • Matching collars & leashes in all sizes, new or gently used.
  • Revolution/Heartguard/Frontline Plus/Sentinel in all doses
  • Chewable Joint Supplement Tablets for Dogs
  • Cat Attract Litter
  • Scoopable Clumping Cat Litter
  • Prizes for Silent Auctions and raffles
  • Dry dog & cat food for Nina’s Pet Food Pantry
  • Canned cat food for Nina’s Pet Food Pantry
  • Cat treats
  • Self-sealing Envelopes size #10
  • Postage stamps
  • Copy/Print Paper
  • Paper towels
  • Ziplock bags- Gallon size
  • Avery Laser/Ink Jet Shipping Labels or similar (2″ x 4″ labels)
  • Printing services for brochures
  • Natural cleaning supplies for cat center
  • Cargo Van for Adoption Events and Animal Transports
  • Acreage in Lake or McHenry Counties to build our Sanctuary and Adoption Center on

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Leave No Child Inside 2013 conference

 Chicago Wilderness Leave No Child Inside 2013 Conference

From the Chicago Wilderness web page:  
"The Chicago Wilderness Leave No Child Inside Conference provides environmental educators, teachers, community partners, outreach specialists, students, landscape planners and architects, and other professionals and interested members of the public with a forum to network and share lessons learned in the regional effort to connect children with nature.
The conference will be held on January 12, 2013, 9:00am-3:30pm. Conference topics include partnerships with nontraditional allies, creative use of small outdoor spaces, engaging teens and young adults, model capacity-building programs, and many more. Click here for the full session descriptions.
The event is organized by Chicago Wilderness in partnership with the Triton College Sustainability Center, and is made possible in part through the support of Triton College, the Illinois Green Economy Network, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, USDA Forest Service, and the Chicago Wilderness Corporate Council.
The Leave No Child Inside Conference 2013 will take place at the Triton College Student Center (Building B), 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove, Illinois. Parking is free. For driving directions and public transportation information, visit the Triton College website at http://www.triton.edu/Campus-Info/
To register for the 2013 conference, please click here."