EFBCs Feline Conservation Center to Host its First Fundraiser for Kids
Saturday, November 19th, from 10:00am to 4:00pm, the Exotic Feline Breeding Compound’s Feline Conservation Center will host its first "Kids' Day" event, dedicated to encouraging and teaching kids how they can become involved and contribute to endangered wild feline species preservation. The center has an active interest in educating young people about its preservation programs, the importance of conservation and the benefits of housing endangered species in a captive environment. Through the years, thousands of kids have visited the center with their schools, youth-organizations, family and friends. EFBC added this new fundraiser to the end of its 2005 calendar in anticipation of the hard winter months. Typically visitation and contributions decline drastically during the winter months due to extreme winter weather and holiday expenses; however, in spite of the weather or the holiday season, the center must meet unwavering financial commitments to maintain and care for over 75 endangered felines it now houses. If successful, Kids’ Day will make a significant impact in helping the center meet these needs without worry. A special donation bin will be provided to accept kids' donations from piggy banks, their classrooms, allowances, friends & family, kids’ clubs or any creative fundraising kid’s come up with. Kids' Day will feature activities geared towards children. Activities featured include face painting, an educational animal show, and more. Kids’ Day will be a special day for kids, allowing them to be a part of a very unique preservation center and it will give them ideas they can take from the center to help endangered species and the wild feline species preservation and conservation efforts continue. Admission prices are $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The EFBC-Feline Conservation Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and conservation of wild feline species. Participating in worldwide captive breeding programs, the facility works with zoos and breeding facilities in an effort to repopulate endangered species. For information or directions please call (661) 256-3793 or visit their website at www.wildcatzoo.org.