EARTH Ltd., the non-profit educational and conservation partner of Southwick’s Zoo, is hosting its Benefit EARTH Bash on Friday, September 20th at the popular Mendon zoo. Take a walk on the wild side this fall with friends, neighbors and co-workers – and help fund environmental programs along the way. Benefit EARTH Bash will take place in a covered pavilion onsite and allows guests 21 and over to enjoy zoo sights from Southwick’s signature Skyfari ride or while cruising the grounds in jeeps provided by Imperial Cars. Area residents and business professionals are invited to enjoy a memorable Benefit EARTH Bash fundraiser from 4:00pm-10:00pm, rain or shine, complete with sightseeing, silent auction, barbecue fare, refreshing cocktails and lively music. Currently in its 8th year, Benefit EARTH Bash is the perfect Friday night social event for groups, co-workers and environmental enthusiasts looking to make an impact locally and globally - while enjoying a unique, casual, forward-thinking night out. After all, why should the kids have all the fun at Southwick’s Zoo?
“EARTH Ltd.’s administrative facilities and our Discovery Center are housed at Southwick’s Zoo so we can reach visitors and spread EARTH’s mission and vision. The zoo allows EARTH to fundraise onsite and supports several of our most important events; and in return EARTH Ltd. delivers all of the zoo’s daily educational programs to nearly 350,000 seasonal visitors,” explains Betsey Brewer, Southwick’s Zoo Executive and Curator of Conservation and Education for EARTH Ltd. Established in 1999, EARTH Ltd. provides on-site programs and community outreach through the ZooMobile program, which travels to schools, libraries, camps, and other organizations to promote animal ecology, endangered species and wildlife conservation. The Discovery Center and ZooMobile are well-loved programs that rely heavily on fundraising and membership support.
EARTH Ltd.’s Benefit EARTH Bash is the non-profit’s biggest fundraiser of the year. In addition to Imperial Motors, event sponsors include Sysco, Whole Foods, Naked Grape Wines and the band, Sweet Tooth & the Sugar Babies. Tickets to Benefit EARTH Bash are $50.00 for members, $75.00 for non-members and are available at www.earthltd.org or by calling (800) 258-9182, ext. 209. Sponsorships are still available. All media inquiries about EARTH Ltd. or Benefit EARTH Bash should be directed to Goodwin Group PR at (508) 404-1745.