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Meet and Greet with Hope Haven Sanctuary

We will be having a meet and greet with Karen Phillips, Founder of Hope Haven, a non-profit farm animal sanctuary in the North Hills. It will be opening this spring and they need volunteers. Their mission is to rescue neglected pigs, goats, sheep, and poultry. Hope Haven is also a resource to raise public awareness about the plight of animals raised for food. You pay the cost of your own meal, but Karen will be speaking to the group and to everyone one-on-one. In addition to RSVPing here, please phone Loving Hut [masked]) directly, to reserve your spot and place your order.

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  • Tracey E.

    What a great night with great new friends. Hope to see everyone again soon.

    1 · March 15, 2013

  • Suzen Sharda S.

    Thank you team Sanctuary! Thank you Loving Hut - Thank you Meet-up members with such big hearts. I was so happy to see the great turnout and all the new folks - and had a wonderful time.

    March 14, 2013

  • Christin

    So great to see a wonderful turnout and to meet such wonderful people!

    March 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I gotta cancel. I hope I can still volunteer at the sanctuary.

    March 14, 2013

  • Steve

    All,

    As of Thursday morning, Karen is sick with flu-like symptoms, so there's a very good chance that she may not be able to make it. If you want to cancel, please phone Loving Hut and cancel your meal.

    But, please consider attending, as we are still planning the Meetup and there will be a presentation about Hope Haven. We will also be collecting volunteer information.

    Hope to see you all there!

    March 14, 2013

    • Sarah

      I agree with Steve and Christin -- there is still LOTS to talk about and learn, even if Karen is still not feeling well tonight. I know several of the event hosts recently met with Karen and had a good long discussion about Hope Haven and her needs, and so I'm sure they can fill us all in almost just as well! (Not to mention, who can resist all of that great food and company?) :-)

      March 14, 2013

  • Christin

    I'm sorry to hear Karen's sick. Seems like that pesky flu is going around again. I'll definitely still be there though! Looking forward to meeting all of you and learning and sharing more about Hope Haven! Plus, I've got Lucky Lemongrass calling my name - can't miss that!

    1 · March 14, 2013

  • Suzen Sharda S.

    regrets - afterall - all blessings!

    March 13, 2013

  • Steve

    A few last-minute points:
    * Make sure to phone Loving Hut, by Wednesday, to pre-order your meal.
    * While the event starts at 6:30 p.m., Karen will be speaking at 7 p.m., so its OK to be a few minutes early or late.
    * Please bring cash to pay for your meal, as bills will be by table, not by individual.
    * We'll have a 50/50 raffle to help raise money for Hope Haven. 1 chance/$1, 6 chances/$5, or 14 chances/$10. Winner (must be present) will be announced at 8:00 p.m.
    * We're all so excited!

    1 · March 13, 2013

  • Steve

    For those unable to make it to the Loving Hut event, there will be another Meet and Greet, at Zenith, on March 28. Details: http://www.meetup.com/pittsburgh-vegans/events/108399752/

    March 9, 2013

  • Steve

    If everyone in this meetup pledged to help Hope Haven, a little bit each month, that would make a huge difference. There's no donation to small. If you don't have the money, then make/find something to donate to an upcoming fund raiser or donate something on the Wish List (on the Web site). If you have the time, please sign up as a volunteer and let her know your individual skills. We're all very passionate about animals, so this is a chance to truly make a difference. We're so very fortunate that Karen has chosen the Pittsburgh area to start this sanctuary, so let's show her true Yinzer support of our 'home team.'

    3 · March 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      That's an excellent suggestion, Steve!

      March 8, 2013

    • Niki P.

      I agree 100%. Im sure many of us have given money to PETA, Farm Sanctuary, PCRM, or other organizations.... and it would be nice if we could focus on a hometown effort.

      March 8, 2013

  • Nancy L.

    Karen - okay if Albert comes along? That would be my plus one... We'll RSVP to the Loving Hut.

    1 · March 7, 2013

    • Karen P.

      Of course!!! I owe you guys so much for helping me - I'd love to see you both there!!!!

      March 7, 2013

  • Christin

    Can't wait!

    March 7, 2013

  • Mallery S.

    I will be greeting you at the door :)

    March 7, 2013

  • Aviva

    Not sure if I can make it. But I would LOVE to volunteer once you open. Please keep me updated!

    March 6, 2013

    • Steve

      There will be future meetups where you can meet her or visit the Web site for contact information.

      March 7, 2013

  • Aimee D.

    Sadly, I will not be able to make this, but am definitely interesting in volunteering!

    March 6, 2013

    • Steve

      Visit the Hope Haven web site and there's contact information.

      March 7, 2013

  • Steve

    For those who can't make it, this is the first of several Meet and Greets that we're planning. There is another one planned for later in the month in Pittsburgh -- details soon!

    1 · March 7, 2013

  • Niki P.

    Is the plan that we should order our meals in advance?

    March 6, 2013

    • Steve

      Yes. Please phone them to RSVP and order meal.

      March 7, 2013

  • Tracey E.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone!

    1 · March 6, 2013

  • Karen P.

    Looking forward to a great night with great people!!

    1 · March 6, 2013

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