$5 Friday Pick: Leilani Farm Sanctuary

We’ve donated $16,702 
to farmed animal rescue and advocacy organizations
on $5 Fridays.
That’s amazing! Let’s keep it going!


This all-volunteer refuge for animals is a winner. They rescue goats, rabbits, cats, turkeys, sheep, cows, pigs, ducks, deer, and chickens on an 8-acre farm. They have a powerful humane education program promoting a plant-based lifestyle with community outreach and a steady stream of 3,000 visitors per year, including many tourists. The $5 Friday review found selfless volunteers working tirelessly, a strong social media following, animals receiving the medical care they need, clean financials serving approximately 300 animals on an annual budget of only $140,000, and an outstanding and experienced leadership team. I highly recommend supporting Leilani Farm Sanctuary.

Why should you donate $5 to Leilani Farm Sanctuary? Here are five adorable reasons.

Reason #1: Florence at Leilani Farm Sanctuary


Reason #2: Jemina at Leilani Farm Sanctuary


Reason #3: Matthew at Leilani Farm Sanctuary

Reason #4: Nellie-Mae
Reason #4: Nellie-Mae at Leilani Farm Sanctuary


Reason #5: Berney
Reason #5: Berney at Leilani Farm Sanctuary


UP TO $1,500 TODAY!

First time participating in $5 Friday? Click here to learn how it works! Click here to check out previous picks! You can also read Leilani’s inspiring rescue of Berney on Animals of America today.

Please list your $5 donation in the comments section below or on my Facebook page so we can inspire others to donate and track our total. Thank you.

61 thoughts on “$5 Friday Pick: Leilani Farm Sanctuary

    1. Me, too! 🙂

      Sigh..wish I was there right now…I never thought I’d be jealous of where donkeys and chickens get to live! Do they rescue humans by chance? 🙂

      “Leilani Farm Sanctuary, located on a lush 8-acre farm in Haiku, Maui, is home to donkeys, goats, chickens, cats, deer, rabbits, ducks, pigs, deer, sheep, tortoises, guinea pigs, geese, ducks, turkeys, a cow, and a dog.

      There are rolling green pastures for goats and donkeys to graze, hundreds of trees for the cats to climb, and jungle environments for the chickens to explore and a shady garden for the rabbits to enjoy. “

      1. p.s. Have you heard of this website, Andrew?

        They take submissions and I think any of your recent posts about your father would be an excellent choice if you might be interested:

        “Preferred Topics and Subjects ~
        Kindness, compassion, mindfulness, forgiveness, family, love, parenting, wisdom, grief, humanity, friendship, homelessness, life-lessons, morality, gentleness, non-violence, humility, loss, meditation, random acts of Kindness (RAOK), mental health and gratitude.”

        “We’d be honored to have you write for our site and interact with our great audience. This will not only enrich this blog, but also enable you to spread the treasure trove of knowledge and life experiences that you possess, through your ideas. Our blog will amplify your thoughts for readers within our reach and also give our website a boost. ”

        As far as that last sentence, a submission by you on their website could also possibly be a great way to get new readers to your own blog and introduce them to animal issues, veganism, etc.

    2. Just saw this; sorry to be late on it; hope my $10 can still be matched!

      Also signed up for a recurring $10/month for this Leilani Farm Sanctuary’s wonderful work! (Though I’ve been vegan for 5 years, I’m just starting Melanie Joy’s, “Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism”, and it’s breaking my heart all over again for all those sentient fellow creatures enslaved in factory farms…)

  1. Donated $5. Just love Berney’s story and so happy you were able to welcome him. He sounds like a very special piggy.

  2. More than happy to donate $10 to this great cause! Thanks for bringing it to my attention, Andrew!

  3. I proudly donated $10 to Leilani Farm Sanctuary today. Thank you do much for the wonderful rescue work you do and God Bless You. ❤️❤️❤️

  4. We had the pleasure of Detailing one of the farm vehicles and got to see what an amazing place they have created there for animals. My guys were taking pictures of all the big turkeys and animals and sending them to us as they were working. Gladly willing to donate $20 to their cause. Keep up the good work. The animals need a nice place like this.

  5. Donating $50 to this awesome sanctuary!!! I love Laurelee, her passion and her awesome pictures she posts of all her residents! Thank you! ❤️

  6. Donated $10! 🙂 I hope this $5 Friday campaign is a big success! So glad you were selected, Lauralee!

  7. I love Leilani Farm Sanctuary! My sweet Begonia bunny loves living on the farm, digging in the dirt, and socializing with lots of friends. Thank you Kirschner’s Korner for sponsoring $5 Friday! I’m donating $50. Happy Friday!!

  8. Just donated $5 in honor of your dad Andrew. Thanks for all you do for animals and your thoughtful, inspiring posts.

  9. $100 to Leilani Farm Sanctuary, a beautiful place for animals to spend the rest of their rescued lives.

  10. Donated $50 to Leilani Farm Sanctuary. Please note donation was made March 18th but comment was date stamped March 19th. Thanks!

  11. Donated $10 to one of my favorite places on the planet! I’ll be back to visit & volunteer in May, Laurelee…

  12. We donated $10.00 to Leilani Sanctuary. Thank you for helping all the animals have a safe place to be loved!

  13. Donated $25.00 to Leilani Farm Sanctuary – to go an volunteer is on my Retirement Bucket List. Can’t wait to meet the wonderful people and animals there.!

  14. I’m more than happy to donate $25 to Leilani Farm Sanctuary of Maui. I’ve visited the sanctuary and it’s very inspirational to see the love and care the animals receive.

  15. Donated $5 to all my human and animal neighbors at Leilani Farm Sanctuary. I miss getting to spend time with them, and hope to do some work with them in the future.

  16. Dear Friends,

    Thank you all for your generosity. I sincerely appreciate it. It was so kind of you to take the time to support rescued animals.

    It was a record-breaking $5 Friday.

    Our friends at Leilani Farm Sanctuary are deeply grateful.

    I’ll post a total for the day after I confirm it this weekend. I hope to see you all again next week for another $5 Friday.



    1. Hello Andrew. Could you sneak one more $5 matched donation in for Leilani Farm Sanctuary? It and Laurelee is near and dear to my heart. I live in Massachusetts now. I didn’t see the post until late last night and fell asleep while in the middle of trying to donate, so I missed the deadline!

  17. Leilani Farm Sanctuary received another $10,000+ in donations from our $5 Friday. We are thrilled for them and so grateful to everyone for their support. Our total now exceeds $15,000 for the day. A new update will be posted once the final numbers are calculated. Thank you.

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