Building Relationships to Design a Home for Animals in Need

Building Relationships to Design a Home for Animals in Need

Our family at KONTEXT architects believes building relationships is the best way to do business. So when we learned about the idea behind Heartland Farm Sanctuary's mission, to provide care for farm animals in need, nurture people through the human-animal bond, and foster respect and kindness toward animals and each other, we knew we'd found the best kind of place to build a new relationship.

Honestly, people helping animals, and animals helping people? It doesn't get much better than that!

The rural Verona farm opened as a sanctuary in 2010. Today the nonprofit is supporting dozens of abused, neglected, and abandoned farm animals who have nowhere else to go. Many of these animals find their forever home at Heartland, while others are lucky enough to be placed into safe, loving adoptive homes. It gives more animals the opportunity to find their own place of refuge.

A few years ago, Heartland's Founder and Executive Director Dana Barre put out the call for even more help -- and we have been honored to partner with a dozen other area businesses -- to cultivate the idea of building a Homestead of Healing for even more farm animals, and the kids who love them!

An annual gala has been the primary way to raise awareness and funds to make this project a reality. This year's event is a Farm Fiesta and scheduled for Saturday, April 23rd. And all of us who have built a relationship over the goal of building this new, bigger homestead are being recognized as "good eggs," and sponsors of the Fiesta. 

But again, it's not for us, it is for the special relationship we have found when people help animals, and animals help people. We are just lucky to play a part in making it happen.

Won't you join us?

You'll find details about the Farm Fiesta, here:

You can learn more about Heartland, and meet some of the animals, by watching this great video: