Thanks to All Who Attended Putting for the Bunnies – This second annual miniature golf outing was a great success!! The weather was perfect, the food was excellent, and fun was had by all! The event was sponsored by Dr. Jon’s Handcrafted Soap (www.drjons.com) – the company owned by wonderful OHRR volunteer, Kim Eplin and her husband, Jon. Through registration, the raffle, and donations, over $1200 was raised for the bunnies. Thanks to Dr. Jon’s, to Kim Eplin, Barb Armitage, and Pat Barron, who planned the event and gathered food and raffle prizes, and to all who volunteered at Putting for the Bunnies!
We hope you had FUN if you participated in one of our July events! If you did, you also helped OHRR raise over $2000 toward the care of our rescue rabbits! Thanks to: Shannon Morrison, Race Coordinator for the Charity Day 5K; Melanie Zeigler (and the Bunny Wrangler Team) for hosting Yoga; Laura Vaughn and her team for offering the Bunny Spa; The Candle Lab Worthington for donating 20% of their profits for our sponsored day; and OHRR’s Chris Baker, Shawnna Sue from Crooked Door Studio, and all the generous people who donated raffle items, for making Painting with the Bunnies such a success!
Mark your calendars. We will be having our usual excellent round of Education Sessions. Dr. Micah Kohles, Head Veterinarian for Oxbow will be speaking again this year, paired up with our own local expert Dr.Barbara Oglesbee. They will have a 90 minute session with very in-depth info on GI Stasis and other digestive issues. Other confirmed education session presenters are Dr. Susan Borders, Dr. Gary Riggs, Karen Winstead/Ryan Terebesi, Mary Cvetan, and Nina Wolf. Visit the Midwest BunFest website at www.midwestbunfest.org for information on volunteer opportunities, and to check out sponsors, vendors, and rescue partners, and preview the day’s events.
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Many OHRR volunteers and supporters extend their impact for OHRR by giving thru their workplace. We have supporters who give through major Columbus employers such as Chase, Battelle, IBM, Verizon, Nordstrom, Nationwide, and via United Way. Sometimes, that gift (or one you make directly to OHRR) can be matched by your employer, multiplying the impact for the bunnies!
In another example of a way to give, one of OHRR’s long-time volunteers, Chris Baker, arranged for OHRR to be the charity of the month as a part of her employer’s, (Nexeo Solutions) Great Place To Work group, Chris’ colleagues combined to donate $750 to OHRR.
Also, Kim Eplin, a Lead Volunteer at the Adoption Center, and her husband Jon, who own their own company (https://www.drjonshandcraftedsoapco.com) have not only sponsored OHRR’s Putting for the Bunnies event, but have also designated a portion of their profits from January 2017 to OHRR.
We thank everyone who has given through their workplace and encourage you to look into the possibility!