grail Giving Back

Being the Change we wish to see in the World...

Grail Springs Founder Madeleine Marentette is dedicated to the service and welfare of animals, people and planet. Grail Springs Retreat is host to awareness-raising programs and events, fundraising campaigns and effective petition-signing that has changed government policies and laws. Grail Springs has taken a corporate stance against animal-factory farming going vegetarian in 2008.

"I hope to continue to be of service on every level of world-citizenship as we aim for permanent peace on earth. I am proud that Grail Springs has become a signifant platform for personal and planetary transformation in this country, supporting world servers dedicated to spreading peace-consciousness."

See list of organizations and campaigns that Grail Springs has supported within our local community, nationally and internationally. See below how you too can get involved with petition-signing.

International

  • Abadiania, Brazil - Street Dog Rescue
  • Hope For Paws - Street rescue for dogs, California
  • ARK - Advancement for Rural Kids 2015 - Gift from Grail Springs funded a full year of nutritious lunches (30,000 lunches) for a whole school or 150 kids. www.ruralkids.com
  • Spirits of the Earth SEVA - $3000 to $5000 raised annually by our Peru travellers. Items are purchased from local vendors in Cuzco and given to chosen Andean Mountain village in need; blankets, food, school supplies, backpacks, corn seeds, agricultural equipment, hygeine products and dog food. We've hired doctors, dentists and electrians to provide educational talks on birth control, oral hygience and how to work with electricity safely. Assisted animal shelter and two families to rebuild their homes after devastating floods in Sacred Valley 2011.
  • PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) Vanguard Member - Animal Testing Ban & Rescue, Primate Testing Ban & Rescue, Adopt Don't Buy Campaign
  • Humane Society International – Puppy Mill Rescue and Prosecution, Protect the Tiger Fund
  • World Wildlife Fund – Illegal Poaching Ban, Polar Bear Fund
  • Soi Dog Foundation Thailand – 1200 dogs rescued from illegal meat trade
  • WSPA - World Society for the Protection of Animals
  • KSTR Sanctuary for monkeys electricuted by hydro lines, Costa Rica
  • Farm Forward - Factory Farming Campaign
  • Avaaz Foundation – World’s Most Urgent Human Rights Campaigns
  • Ve'ahavta for Haiti Relief
  • Dalai Lama Centre for Ethics & Transformative Values
  • Earth Justice Foundation – Preserving Natural Heritage
  • National Resources Defence Council - Polar Bear Protection
  • Greenpeace – Japanese Whaling Ban
  • Sea Shepherd - Fight against illegal Japanese Whaling 
  • Jane Goodall Foundation
  • International Fund for Animal Welfare
  • The Pachamam Alliance ~ Awaken the Dreamer Symposium
  • United Nations Millennium Awards Project
  • Greenland Fire and Ice Project

National

  • World Animal Protection
  • Ruby's Love Letter Legacy - National Campaign to Stop Puppy Mills
  • Animal Justice Canada - shark fin ban, Air Canada primate transport, puppy mills shut down, animals in entertainment
  • Forest Ethics - Tar Sands
  • David Suzuki Foundation
  • Humane Society Canada - Canada Seal Hunt Campaign
  • Riwache Buddhist Temple Building Fund

Community

  • North Hastings Hospice
  • Home Again Animal Rescue
  • HART Highland Animal Relief Team (founded by Madeleine Marentette)
  • Toronto Humane Society
  • Heritage Train Station Restoration Fund
  • North Hastings High School Equipment Fund
  • North Hastings Community Trust
  • Bancroft Art Gallery
  • Run for the Cure

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