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Free Zoo Visits for Underserved Children

Goal: Provide free tickets to the Zoo for child-serving non-profits.

Total Project Value: $2,500

Project End Date: 12/31/2017   (247 days remaining)

Status: Amount Given: $1,520 | Goal Amount: $2,500

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My grade 4 class in Makwa Sahgiehcan First Nation,in Canada, took money from their year end class trip to donate to the Haiti children. They need help more than ever right now and we are happy to donate to them!

Cheryl, Loon Lake Saskatchewan, Canada

Project Description

The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens will provide 250 free tickets to area non-profits that benefit underserved children. These free tickets will allow local children to visit the Zoo who would otherwise be unable to do so. We believe all children should have the opportunity to experience the wonder of seeing animals like tigers, elephants. and gorillas up-close. Zoo visits educate children about wildlife, conservation, and the natural world, and help inspire future generations to explore careers as vets, zoo keepers, conservation leaders, and many other professions. Our community supporters help us make these visits available each year. A few of the organizations that receive these tickets include Community Connections, MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation, and Education First.

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