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Car Raffle to Benefit Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation

Posted on 13 August 2006 by Dawn Keller

Ticket sales for Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation's 2006 Car Raffle begin August 13, 2006. Grand prize is a 2007 Ford Escape Hybrid or $25,000 cash, second prize is $2,500 cash and third prize is $1,000 cash. The drawing will be held on December 16, 2006.

Tickets cost $75 each or 3/$200. Tickets may be purchased on-line at http://www.flintcreekwildlife.org/raffle.htm or by completing the raffle flyer that may be downloaded at http://www.flintcreekwildlife.org/FCWR2006CarRaffleFlyer.pdf and mailing it to the address indicated on the flyer.

This is Flint Creek Wildlife's biggest fundraising event of the year. Since Flint Creek Wildlife is a privately funded facility, the proceeds of this raffle help Flint Creek Wildlife provide much needed services to wildlife - and the people that find it. "Proceeds from the raffle will help Flint Creek Wildlife cover the costs of caring for an estimated 2,000 animals during 2006, including medical care, food and housing. We also hope to raise enough money to hire a full-time rehabilitator for our new downtown Chicago location at Northerly Island," stated Dawn Keller, Flint Creek Wildlife's founder and executive director.

Flint Creek Wildlife's Northerly Island location, which is a satellite location to Flint Creek Wildlife's primary location in Barrington, is the only wildlife rehabilitation center in downtown Chicago. Its close proximity to the city allows Flint Creek to rapidly treat injuries, thus improving the birds' chances of survival, and eliminates the need for Chicago-area residents to make the long drive out to suburban wildlife centers.

"Who would want to pass up an opportunity to own a hybrid in these days of high gas prices?" wondered Keller.

Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation dedicated to the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned wildlife with the goal of returning fully rehabilitated wildlife to its natural habitat. Flint Creek promotes respect for wildlife and wildlife habitats through public education programs. Flint Creek also supports efforts to repopulate endangered and threatened wildlife species.

Established in 2003, Flint Creek Wildlife currently operates from a property along Flint Creek in the greater Barrington, Illinois area. Flint Creek is seeking a larger property that will support its longer term growth.

Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation relies solely on public funding and graciously accepts donations in order to support its life saving work. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed under law.

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