Eastham, MA – Wild Care Inc., a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation center in Eastham, held their largest fundraiser of the year - “WILD WINTER NIGHT” on Saturday, February 8th from 5:30-8:30 pm at the ORLEANS-EASTHAM ELKS LODGE in Eastham.
Wild Care raised over $42,000 to continue providing life-saving care for wildlife, including $12,000 for Wild Care’s upcoming Clinic and Education Center Expansion Project.
Over 200 guests enjoyed the delightful live music of Bert Jackson and Scott Lariviere. George’s Place Fish Market of Harwich Port donated and prepared Lobster Rolls, Fish & Chips, and Clam Chowder. Desserts were donated by Sweet Rose Cafe of Fall River. The evening also included a silent auction of hundreds of items, art, gift certificates, and prize drawings. An energized live auction was hosted by Master of Ceremonies, Richard Provencher.
This year Wild Care offered an “Early Bird Special''. Attendees enjoyed a private gathering at the Elks Lodge, where they met and learned about Wild Care’s owl ambassadors, Up Up and Nickerson, with Q&A and photos.
“We are grateful to all who attended and supported Wild Care at this event. We are honored that 200 local businesses and individuals donated items to our live and silent auctions and to have received sponsorship from 24 local businesses,” states Stephanie Ellis, Wild Care’s Executive Director. “We are beyond grateful to provide service to such a supportive and wonderful community. I would like to thank Jan Raffaele, our Wild Winter Night Volunteer Event Manager for putting together a truly extraordinary event that was enjoyed by all.” A list of all donating businesses and sponsors can be found here.