At least we think the calendar we just donated our services to create does thanks to the gorgeous faces in it, and we hope you do too. The year itself is up to you.
We’ve been volunteering photo and design services for Conservators’ Center, a nonprofit rescue for exotics like lions, tigers, bobcats, wolves, and binturongs, for over four years now. I suppose it’s obvious by now that we like animals and we like do-gooders, so this seemed like a natural fusion of our “likes”. We get to spend time with tigers and bobcats who sweet-talk us and recognize us while knowing that we are helping them in some way. That’s why we had the idea to do a 2012 calendar for the Center as a fundraiser for them with a selection of some of our favorite photos of some of the most engaging animals there. TCG Legacy, a Garner, NC-based printing company who puts out great quality product agreed to discount printing costs for the good cause, and all proceeds from calendar sales will be going directly to the Center to benefit their animals. These calendars will be printed on an off-set printer to ensure the highest quality in the images!
We’re excited about this project for so many reasons, not the least of which is the opportunity to collect several of our favorite photos into one place. We feel that the sum of them makes a statement about both the experience of working with these animals – the rewards, the relationships – and also about how important it is for rescue facilities to exist in the first place. Most people we’ve met don’t know that there is even a need and that animals in captivity like these are in huge need of care and rehabilitation because of the sometimes horrid circumstances humans subject them to.
For the next few days, Conservators’ Center will be accepting pre-order purchases of the calendar. It’s a good idea to take advantage of this to guarantee that you get a copy (or more for gift giving this holiday season!) because there will be a limited supply. So far, the response on these is great and sales are very high, so jump on it if you’re interested! It’s a great way to support a cause and get something in return that you’ll get a lot of use out of. You can click on any of these photos in this post or on the Center links to be carried directly to their online store!
Let us know what you think, and feel free to share this with your friends! See some samples of the spread inside the calendar below.