What is the Keep Safe Project?
Our Mission:¬† Inspired¬†by the good work of Dr. Laurie Marker¬†and¬†¬†the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF),¬†¬†the KeepSafe Project¬†was established to¬†raise awareness of¬†the crisis facing endangered animal species and¬†the loss of¬†their habitat, and to actively support animal conservation organizations worldwide.¬†¬†¬†
Recognizing the importance of education in any effort of this magnitude,¬†KeepSafe engages¬†public and private schools¬†to¬† encourage the active participation of the future generations in supporting animal conservation efforts. ¬†We are working closely with the Trevor Zoo¬†in our educational and fundraising endeavors.¬†¬† The Trevor Zoo is a unique institution established at the Millbrook School in Millbrook, NY, and is the home of seven endangered animals.
What about the Boxes?
We have¬†chosen¬†to use wooden “keepsake” boxes,¬† called "KeepSafe" boxes, as a symbol of the KeepSafe Project mission. We¬†engaged accomplished artists to¬†donate their talents and their imagination to¬†transform these boxes into¬†unique¬†works of art. The KeepSafe boxes are silent auctioned at our¬†fund-raising events.
In collaboration with the Trevor Zoo, the KeepSafe Project has selected the recipients of the 2014 fund raising efforts: the Cheetah Conservation Fund, www.cheetah.org, located in Namibia, Africa and the Lemur Conservation Foundation, www.lemurreserve.org, located in Florida, USA. Join us on our 2014 event at the Millbrook School in Millbrook, NY and help these beautiful animals by bidding on one of our KeepSafe boxes. Our silent auction will be available online starting one month before the event. Stay tuned for more details.