We’ve been hosting virtual events for years, and due to COVID, this is the way we’ll be sharing the Sanctuary with you for some time. It’s been exciting as it’s introduced many newcomers to our residents and mission. When the quarantine was first mandated, we shared tours with more than 500 people on our Facebook Live videos – it’s definitely a milestone for us and we would never host that many visitors in person! While we know there is no substitute for an in-person pig belly rub or a cow lick, we promise that you’ll leave our virtual tours inspired and joyful.
When you join us virtually, you’ll be introduced to pigs, chickens, goats, cows, and turkeys all of whom are living their best lives after escaping terrible circumstances in the food system. This may include Nemo (goat) grazing grass, Isaac (pig) lounging in a wallow, Nigel (rooster) crowing, or Tulip (pig) napping. But we promise you there will be a good mix of education, laughter, and surprises. And Paul (cat) almost always makes a cameo!
We are planning virtual tours throughout the remainder of 2020 and each one will be unique. We have a few special events planned like Feather Valley Ribbon Cutting on September 26th. As well as our annual PEAKsgiving, will be virtual this year, held on November 7th. As we plan this virtual event, we’ll share the details but know there will be lots and lots of pumpkins!!
If you don’t want to worry about a schedule, you can become a monthly sponsor and FaceTime your PEAK Pal. A perk of being a monthly sponsor for one of our rescued residents is having the opportunity to schedule a VIP visit with them. Since we aren’t open to visitors or volunteers we’re rolling out this virtual program. If you are a monthly sponsor you can schedule a 15 minute FaceTime with your PEAK Pal each month. The schedule and sign-up will be live in September.
If you want to be sure you never miss a live stream, be sure you have your alerts set to notify you we’re LIVE. You can also subscribe to our events, so you’ll know about all our special occasions!
PEAK is part of the Kroger Community Rewards Program! You can support PEAK’s residents with every purchase using your Kroger Plus Card across much of the state of Indiana.