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Our Charitable Cause 

The Hot Spot Studio proudly supports The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust as our chosen charitable cause.  

A portion of our proceeds go to those in the facility who help nurse and save orphaned baby elephants, rhinos and giraffes in Africa.  The elephants are in a critical situation with Ivory demand surging again, not only in China, but here in America as well!  This is crazy and must stop.  One elephant is poached every 15 minutes. At this rate THERE WILL BE NO ELEPHANTS in that area roaming by the year 2025!  

The Hot Spot believes every little bit counts, and in addition to donating to DSWT ourselves, we can also use our little platform to help spread awareness. PLEASE WATCH Kristin Davis' powerful movie 'Gardeners of Eden'   You can find it on Pivot TV, or just google it. It inspired us, let it inspire you. 

January 2019: We just fostered "Enkikwe" a baby orphan elephant who survived a lion attack and "Kiko" a baby orphan giraffe!  See below to click on their stories!

In addition to our regular support/donation, 100% of proceeds of pottery elephants purchased at The Hot Spot will go to this cause. So come in and paint an elephant to help save a baby elephant!   #weloveelephants 

For more info and if you would like to donate to DSWT, go to: www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org

   The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is a Kenyan wildlife conservation charity founded in 1977 in memory of David Sheldrick by his widow Daphne Sheldrick. It assists and advises the Kenya Wildlife Service and manages an orphanage for elephants and rhinos. This trust is reintegrating orphaned elephants back into the Kenyan wildlife, and is a World Elephant Day associate.

Enkikwe

Sweet Enkikwe

click the photo of him to read his story! 

 

KIKO

Kiko being affectionate to Hassan

click photo to read about Kiko's rescue!