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Mermaids Make A Difference From The Seas To The Wilds Of Samburu!

Join Mermaid Cottages and the Samburu Warriors to Save the Elephants

From now through November 15, 2017, donate $25 or more and you’ll be entered into a Grand Prize drawing:

*A three night stay in a two bedroom Mermaid Cottage between November 27, 2017 and March 1, 2018 (except Christmas, New Year’s weeks).

*Also includes an excursion to Little Tybee for six people aboard Sundial Charters.
And, a sunset wine and cheese party on Dog Paddle Dock at Mermaid World, Tybee Island, GA!.

*For every $25 you donate via the link for our Mermaid Cottages team (https://www.crowdrise.com/MermaidCottageslovesElephants/fundraiser/dianekaufman1) we’ll enter your name in the Grand Prize drawing. That means if you donate $25 four separate times, your name will be entered four times.

Please help us save the elephants!

Head Mermaid Diane will be walking a 10k fundraiser in NYC in November. The Mermaids would love for anyone who would like to come walk (or run) and join our team! Its Voluntourism at its best! (https://www.active.com/new-york-ny/running/distance-running-races/the-saving-the-elephants-run-walk-20170

 

Mermaids Make A Difference: Tybee Island Food Bank

Tybee Tides Holiday Decor cropTis the season when Mermaids Make A Difference!  Tybee Island Food Bank helps with canned foods and non-perishables when our locals have a need and now you can make a difference, too.  Book a new reservation for two nights or more in your favorite Mermaid Cottage now through February 28, 2016 and when you bring canned goods and non-perishables to donate to our local food bank we’ll add up to two additional nights to your stay at no charge (excludes holidays and special events dates.  This promotion is for new reservations only and may not be combined with other discounts.).

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Just think.  Two extra days and nights to enjoy Tybee Island in the off season!  That means two extra days to enjoy your Tybee Time just the way you like it.  You can walk, run, bike, surf, paddle and kayak your way around.  You can eat, sleep, read, shop and explore at your leisure.  Climb to the top of Tybee Lighthouse or get down with our Tybee nightlife and entertainment venues.  The possibilities are endless and there’ll be no lines or waiting. …

The Elegance of Elephants: The Art of Conservation

the elegance of elephants: the art of conservationMermaid Cottages is celebrating the success of our programs to benefit Save The ElephantsThe Elegance of Elephants: The Art of Conservation is our next fundraiser where you can also help us support wildlife conservation around the world.  Over the next few months, we’ll be offering extraordinary paintings from our very successful arts community to our guests and supporters by raffle.  Raffle tickets for each painting are $10 each.  You can purchase as many tickets as you’d like up to our cap of 100 tickets per painting.  Proceeds will help fundyour Save The Elephants programs throughout the year.

Our first painting to be raffled is this brilliant offering from Bellamy.  Bellamy Murphy’s art has been displayed in many style and design books and magazines, including Southern Living, Coastal Living and Redbook.  Her pieces bring the magic and the life of our Low Country life to many of our historic cottages and her art is always treasured by collectors.

the elegance of elephants: the art of conservation

This stunning piece is 12 x 12 and is instantly recognizable as a Bellamy creation.  Bellamy’s piece will be available for raffle September 1 through September 30, 2015.  Again, each ticket is $10 with a maximum of 100 tickets to be sold.  Please make your checks payable to Mermaid Cottages and mail them  to Mermaid Cottages, P.O. Box 2677, Tybee Island GA 31328. …

Where Does Your Good Go? The Rescue of Rapa

where does your good goWhere does your good go?  Within each of us is a capacity for doing good for others and when we do this good the rewards are great.  This entry is part of a blog series about how our Mermaids Make A Difference.  It’s not a platform for us to just talk about our good deeds and to pat ourselves on the back.  It’s an opportunity to share our passions and to inspire others.  We don’t all have to be passionate about the same things, but it is important for each of us to be open to helping others.  Some people are fortunate enough to have lots of time and resources to do great things.  Others with less resources can make just as much of an impact.  We just have to do good when and where we see the need.  Have you thought about it?  Where does your good go?

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One of the passions we are happy to share is our work to educate and preserve wildlife around the world.  Lead by our Head Mermaid Diane, our Mermaids have donated time, monies and resources to fund education and to support conservation efforts around the world.  Here’s an update from one of our partners. …

The Elegance of Elephants: An Afternoon Safari Soiree

the elegance of elephants: an afternoon safari soireeThe Elegance of Elephants: An Afternoon Safari Soiree is the first production of our new sponsorship with  Save The Elephants.  Relentless poaching is threatening Africa’s elephants as their lives are taken for their tusks. Last year more than 30,000 elephants were illegally poached. This equates to one elephant every twenty minutes.  Save The Elephants relies on donations from individuals and foundations to fund its work to secure a future for elephants.

On Sunday, May 17th, renowned artist Bellamy Murphy will host this very important fundraiser at her Isle of Hope home.  This is the first time Bellamy has opened her home for such an event, so you can understand how important your passion and support is to our cause.  Many supporters, conservationists and philanthropists have joined together to produce this inaugural afternoon safari soiree.

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  • Sunday, May 17th, 3-6 p.m., Bellamy Murphy, 3 Wymberly Point Road, Isle of Hope
  • Limited to 200 guests only at $100 per person
  • Light Hors D’oeuvres presented by Elizabeth’s on 37th
  • Savannah Bloody Mary’s presented by Executive Chef Jeremy Diehl of Elizabeth’s on 37th and Savannah Bloody Mary Mix
  • Complement of wines presented by National Distributing Company
  • Original Bellamy Art presented by the artist with a portion of the sales going to Save the Elephants to combat the poaching of these elegant elephants and to sponsor a Kenyan girl to go to Secondary school for four years.
  • Elegant attire of Caftan Casual or Safari Chic
  • Inquiries and information to diane@mermaidcottages.com  or 912 313 0784