THANK YOU to all the MMC supporters and Partners who helped make this year's campaign bigger and better than ever! You shared some fantastic ideas for reaching your local audience, you put on some wildly creative events, you really raised your voices for rabbits everywhere!!
MMC got some GREAT media coverage - from small local papers to national news outlets! We so greatly appreciate our returning Partners and supporters, and are THRILLED to welcome several new Partners into the fold. This year saw the addition of our first Partner from Australia, making MMC a truly GLOBAL campaign!
The strength of Make Mine Chocolate! - and the reason it works - is YOUR participation.
By working together to share a single message, we CAN make a difference in the lives of thousands of rabbits!
Kudos to CHRS / MMC volunteers extraordinaire Julie (on air), Cara (handling/logistics), and foster bun Maple (with a shout-out to Foster Mom Megan for transport) for their appearance on Channel 4's Daytime Columbus Find a Friend segment today!
Julie did a fantastic job talking to host Gail Hogan about house rabbit needs and proper care, and promoting Make Mine Chocolate's positive message that rabbits make great indoor, family pets in the right home. She and Gail emphasized that rabbits shouldn't be impulse purchases, and until a family is ready for a 10-12 year commitment, they should choose chocolate or toy bunnies instead.
Job well done, ladies!!
This e-card has been making the rounds on Facebook. Yep, that's the cold, hard truth of living with a rabbit. If most folks knew this, I'll bet they would prefer the chocolate!
A few photos from our day at the Centerpointe Church Easter Egg Hunt
What could be more fun than a bunny run? Team Rabbit - led by CHRS member Shannon McLoughling Morrison - will don their bunny ears (and tails!) and HOP (or run) the Bunny Hop 5k from Westerville's Hoff Woods park and along the bike through the Olde Mill neighborhood on April 7, 2012. The action starts at 8:00am, with the kids race at 9:00, followed by an Easter Egg Hunt at the park at 10:00.
We're trying to get our MMC small flyer added to the "swag bags" given to all participants.
If you are a runner and want to join the fun, or if you live in the neighborhood and just want to check it out, visit the official race website for more info!
Last weekend, Columbus House Rabbit Society (CHRS) and Capital Area Humane Society (CAHS) teamed up to present the second annual Make Mine Chocolate! Day. Held in the lobby of CAHS, we displayed the adoptable bunnies at the shelter, had volunteers on hand to help with handling and to answer questions about adoption and rabbit care, held a raffle for fantastic baskets and prizes, and our friends from Job's Daughters provided an array of sweet delights for a bake sale to benefit the bunnies.
The day was an enormous success, raising awareness about rabbits and Easter and raising money to support the rabbit care program at CAHS. The money is already earmarked to buy toys and other playthings for the shelter bunnies. But the biggest success was the adoption of Josie - now named Pepper - to be a friend to last year's adoption success story, Peeps!
We'd like to say a huge THANK YOU to volunteers Amy S., Allison C., Adrienne L., Ellen E., Judy D., Heather D., and Linda D. for all their hard work!!! It took a lot of effort to plan, organize, and promote the day - and they pulled it off seamlessly!
Come celebrate "Make Mine Chocolate" with The Columbus House Rabbit Society at Capital Area Humane Society. We will have rabbits available for adoption. The Columbus House Rabbit Society will have an information table with everything you need to know about owning a house rabbit.
We will have a fabulous bake sale (thanks to our friends from Job's Daughters) and fantastic raffle to benefit the Capital Area Humane Society rabbits. Check out the photo for some of our great raffle prizes!
We hope to see you there!!
Happy Easter from everyBUN at "Make Mine Chocolate!" Hope your holiday is filled with delight! We'd like to thank each one of our supporters for your ongoing efforts to help the bunnies: one flyer, poster, email, or conversation at a time! However you do it, it all adds up to another great campaign!
For some last-minute Easter reading, we encourage you to visit these sites:
Earlier today, foster buns Scarlet, Charlene, and Amber charmed the children of CenterPointe Church with their sweet faces, funny antics and soft, silky fur. Fellow CHRS Educator Danielle Patterson and I spent the morning with the families attending the annual Easter Egg Hunt at the church in Lewis Center, OH. The festivities were moved indoors due to the wet ground and threat of more rain, but that didn't dampen the fun! The kids got to hunt for Easter eggs and candy around the church and play in a "bounce house."
Our spunky sisters took turns in Danielle's arms so the children could gently pet them.
Some of the children were excited to get an HRS Coloring Book and other word puzzles and games. We also passed out info to the parents on living with a rabbit, and many of them commented on our "Reindeer" poster! It really hit home with them!
Our girls did very well with all the activity and excitement, but I'm guessing they spent the rest of the day sacked out, glad to be back home!