The Birds, Blues, and Bellydance benefit for Wildlife Rehabilitation Northwest Tucson last Saturday, May 7th was a huge success! We raised $1010.00 that will go for food, medical care, housing, and maintenance for the many birds and small mammals at the wildlife rehab. $740 was from the door and $270 from 15% of food and drink sales during the event from the very generous Sky Bar and Brooklyn Pizza Company.
Everyone really liked to be able to see the Great Horned Owl and tiny Elfie the Elf Owl and Citan the Harris Hawk up close, and the birds did a fantastic job of keeping their composure at what was an unusual venue for them. They are a part of the Wildlife Rehabilitation Northwest Tucson educational program. These birds cannot be released back into the wild, and the facility is licensed to do educational programs with these specially trained birds. The Railbirdz rocked the house and filled the dance floor and the bellydance performances by Marjani, Amy, Brandye, and Gina were incredible. A heartfelt thanks to the performers, who all donated their time and talents to the benefit and thanks to Sky Bar/Brooklyn Pizza Company for being so fantastic to work with. I was lucky enough to have my friend, photographer Mike Bieke at the event and here are some of his fantastic photos:
What a great night! I’m so glad that my first-ever fundraising event went smoothly and everyone enjoyed themselves. If you missed all the fun, don’t worry, I have a feeling this may turn into an annual event…
If you’d like to donate to Wildlife Rehabilitation Northwest Tucson, just click on the donate button, or send an old-fashioned check to Pima Federal Credit Union P.O. Box 50267 Tucson, Arizona 85703. Please put Hiking in the memo, so they know where you heard about their facility. The rehab is entirely self-supported, so every dollar helps! It’s baby season at the rehab and we totally have our hands full of cute little critters. Here’s a baby Harris’ Antelope Squirrel enjoying his lunch of kale: