CCF USA Chapter News and Events
NOVEMBER 2007: From CCF's Chicago Chapter: Over $1000 raised by young girl in Chicago!
Madeline, a young girl whose mother has just joined our chapter, did a two day workshop at a Holiday Fair at St. Chrysostom's to let people know about CCF and the plight of the cheetah. She raised over 1000. dollars! CCF's Chicago Chapter Head, Jayne Bazos is thrilled, since that Chapter is now focusing on Education Outreach. Click here to read Madeline's letter and see more photos.
For more information about CCF USA and Chapters, click here.
The Christmas Tree Story, in Pip's own words.
Salida, Colorado, is located in the center of the Rocky Mountains, surrounded by natural beauty and snow-capped mountains. Several years ago, the community decided that it needed to do more to make the town festive at holiday time, and two residents spearheaded the Salida Holiday Park. A festive park was created alongside the Arkansas River with about 40 Christmas Trees from local businesses, non-profits and "In Memory" trees.
The town people are out decorating their trees in the middle of November, the community help to set up the park, and the Friday after Thanksgiving, Santa comes in a town parade to turn on all of the lights. Throughout December, people come to Salida to ski or just to visit, but nearly all of them take a stroll through the Holiday Park.
This seemed like an ideal place to put a tree covered in Cheetah Facts and pictures. So, we sponsored a tree. A couple of us designed and made some ornaments and we trimmed it with lights, Cheetah photos and black spotted balls to make our tree recognizable and interesting. Children could take the ornaments with them and hang them on their own tree, or just look at them where they were. Several people in the town commented on the tree, and if nothing else, they are beginning to be aware that there is a group here working for the Race for Survival of the cheetah.