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Indraloka Animal Sanctuary celebrates 10-year anniversary with Clarks Summit fundraiser on May 11

Indraloka Animal Sanctuary celebrates 10-year anniversary with Clarks Summit fundraiser on May 11
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From a press release:

This year marks a decade since the founding of Indraloka Animal Sanctuary in Mehoopany in 2005, a place to inspire and empower the community, especially children, in ways to better care for themselves and the environment while helping animals in need.

In honor of this anniversary and also to announce exciting news about the future of the sanctuary, co-hosts Barry Kaplan, co-owner of Everything Natural and leader of the sustainable and green living movement in NEPA, and Mark Hiller, WBRE/WYOU Eyewitness News anchor, invite the community to celebrate this milestone with the sanctuary’s board, staff, volunteers, and supporters on Monday, May 11 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at State Street Grill (114 S. State St., Clarks Summit).

To meet the overwhelming demand, and also to look towards the future, Indraloka intends to grow to create more opportunities for the community to interact with the animals and environment. With hopes to relocate, the sanctuary is looking for a more central and accessible location, where the sky’s the limit, with ideas for an on-site café, a children’s workshop area, an art gallery, and an organic farm to sustain itself.

A very generous donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, has elected to rally behind the sanctuary and fully support its current and future initiatives. Convinced that Indraloka has the potential to immensely impact the community in a positive way, he has offered to match any and all donations up to $200,000.

Indra Lahiri, the sanctuary’s founder, is thrilled: “We’ve come so far with the community’s support, and now, with this spectacular matching gift of $200,000, we want to celebrate together with friends old and new! This celebration is the first step in matching the gift dollar for dollar, in order to expand our reach to meet the demand to rescue more animals and educate more children. We have such a bright future thanks to all of this generous help.”

For $15, patrons can enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks, enter to win raffle giveaways, witness the reveal of the sanctuary’s new logo and website design, and learn more about the future of Indraloka as the sanctuary prepares to match this generous gift with love and support from the community.