. Everything that it takes to pull off a successful sale. Yes it was hot and yes it was over the top work, but you all did such a good job. The set up was huge. The customers were appreciative of all of your help and it showed. Amazing that the rains that were so predicted held off and gave us all the time to do this sale and do it well. . Thank you to all those of you who shopped and donated to our cause. You as always make it possible for us to continue with this amazing cause that we all now just simply call, “M.A.R.S.”. The short version for Melbourne Avian Rescue Sanctuary.. And as always a huge shout out to our Pirate Red Legs Greaves for greeting and directing all the public traffic flow into our sale. Red Legs and his pirate bird Kosh we cannot forget to mention him. Soon he and the other pirate bird Aaron will have their very own calendar for purchase. View some of those pics on Redlegs.org.
We will have tents and umbrellas and fans set up and ice cold water for all of you who come out to support the parrots of M.A.R.S. This has got to be the biggest one ever. We need to generate enough to get the roof repair started and hopefully finished. We have everything from home goods, to art work to Collectibles and more. Clothing, accessories, jewelry, and more. So come and see for yourself and be prepared to be over whelmed at all the goodies and at the incredibly reasonable prices which you really won’t believe Look forward to seeing all of you.
Our apologies but we are no longer open to the public on a regular basis. I realize our web site states four days but that has changed. We are now by appointment only, so please email firstname.lastname@example.org for adoption info and for setting up an appointment to adopt or to visit Melbourne Avian Rescue Sanctuary. Our sincerest thanks The MARS Team.
Never under estimate the amazing array of good finds that can be uncovered at a rummage sale.
M.A.R.S., for many years now, has been extremely fortunate, to be invited to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church annual January fundraiser sale to pick up the remains from their two day event. The items, to then be incorporated into one of our fundraiser yard sales to benefit our rescue, Melbourne Avian Rescue Sanctuary.
This year was no exception. A number of our volunteers including Linda, Jane, David, our friend Marilyn and I headed down to the Church and loaded up the truck with a lot of leftover items.
Pictures will be posted in an album on our facebook.com/marsparrots page to get you all thinking about our next sale. Hopefuly to be scheduled sometime towards the end of February. Stay tuned for details of this upcoming event to be held here at M.A.R.S..
One more fun note to share. The whole time we were gathering up all the items, Susan was busy in the upstairs kitchen cooking an amazing hearty lunch for all of us to enjoy upon our return. Yummy is all I can say. Hope all who volunteered this day thought so tooooo!!! Did I forget to mention we also had fritatta for breakfast????
Miss Babs (below), and all the avians who either reside here at M.A.R.S.Â or have been lucky enought to find their forever families through our parrot rescue, WISH TO ALL OF YOU, A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Your generocity during our toy drive to fill our Christmas tree for the birds was a huge success. We ordered in 26 lbs of toys, all wholesale, and yes,Â that is a big box of toys.Â Thanks to you, weÂ were able to pick out toys we knew to be favorites of many of the parrots here at M.A.R.S..
Our sincerest wish for the New Year, isÂ all of you knowingÂ how muchÂ we need, andÂ appreciate your continued support. With outÂ your donations, our rescue could not be entering into our seventh year of operation.Â WOW!!!!
We have a few new ways to generate much neededÂ funds, andÂ are fortunate to have recentlyÂ registeredÂ with Amazon Smile. Please see our previous blog post for all that info. Please use it for all your Amazon purchases hopefully designating M.A.R.S. as your charity of choice.
We nowÂ have community sellers on Ebay who designate a percentage ofÂ their listingsÂ to our organization. A huge shout out to all of you for doing this. You are behind the sceens, and so important to us.
Melbourne Avian Rescue Sanctuary, is growing, getting smarter,Â and all of us here at the rescueÂ will continue toÂ beÂ completely dedicated to providing the best care possible to all who enter our doors.Â This amazing team of volunteers has never been stronger or more diversified in what each individualÂ brings to the organization. Thank-you all.
Our New Years wish is for all of you toÂ pass on to all you knowÂ the word of our parrot rescue and adoption organization known simply as M.A.R.S.. Thank-you for reading.