Final Preparation

As the days trickle down, my house has become more and more hectic. Scrambling around, packing, and tying up loose knots are all occurring in these final hours. Just today, I’ve created forms to use for a school project and I am running around trying to find a perfect camera to use and document my trip. Hopefully, I’ll be able to create a video with some Costa Rican scenes.

I’ve been in contact with the refuge, but the exact date I will be visiting hasn’t been determined. I will most likely give them a call on the hotel’s one phone and organize the date then.

While this trip certainly has humanitarian purposes, there will also be some vacation time as well. We will go hiking, surfing, shopping, eating, and to a chocolate factory! Oh boy!

With all of the final donations together, it is time for me to pack them into two concise bags (check and carry on). I have much left to do, but I wanted to check in just to share the final details before I leave.

I won’t be able to post anything before I leave or while I am gone, but once I am home I will post pictures and stories galore! Stay helpful!

(And if perhaps you’d like something to do while I am gone, check out my etsy store etsy.com/shop/littleknownhelpzone )

**While on the topic of etsy, I will be picking up some handmade goods from locals down in Costa Rica that will be listed on my etsy page!

Meyenberg Goat’s Milk

Tower of Donated Cans

Tower of Donated Cans

Hello! Right now, I am in the final preparation mode for my trip to Costa Rica. To my pleasant surprise, I received a phone call a few days ago about an incoming package. On Thursday, the ackage came and it was a donation from Meyenberg! I was so excited and shocked, as Meyenberg Goat’s Milk was the first and most important item on my list.

I received 6 cans of milk, which will provide great relief for the refuge. These cans will go far in helping the animals. Also, I received a cute little note and some reading material, also recipes to try with goat’s milk.

These six cans will be accompanying me on my trip and will be donated to the Jaguar Rescue Center. The milk is used to prepare the orphans bottles of milk since they no longer can receive milk from their mothers. It is very expensive and difficult to purchase directly in Costa Rica, so the refuge relies on the donations. I am overwhelmed by Meyenberg’s kindness and generosity. They are a wonderful company to work with and I thoroughly suggest checking out their website! http://meyenberg.com/

 

 

 

A Little About the Refuge

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A baby toe toed sloth at the refuge.

I am just about ready to leave for the refuge, but I figured I would make a post about the organization I have chosen to aid.

The Jaguar Rescue is located in Playa Chiquita in the southern Caribbean portion of Costa Rica. They rehabilitate injured or mistreated animals and then reintroduce them to their natural environment. It was born in 2008 and is not considered a zoo, instead a rehabilitation center. They are also trying to develop a proper wild animal education that is beneficial to everyone’s future. They use a hands on approach which has been very successful with the animals. Over 400 animals have been returned to the jungle. Animal guests include birds, monkeys, jaguars, and other mammals/reptiles. The name originated from the baby jaguar they received in 2007 which unfortunately, the preserve and their work stands in her honor.

The Jaguar Rescue is a touching organization with great roots and a great mission. As soon as I stumbled upon this organization, I knew it was the one I wanted to help. I am highly looking forward to aiding the organization and visiting these great people. I suggest checking out the Jaguar Rescue and possibly donating or finding your way to help.

Visit them at jaguarrescue.com

English: Encar Garcia with an ocelot at the Ja...

A young ocelot at the refuge.