Gimme Shelter Carnival


Words cannot express the gratitude that we feel toward the community for coming together for Gimme Shelter. The turnout for the carnival was astonishing and the support and kind words that we received each and every day of the event were so encouraging and uplifting! Thank you to all who donated your time, money and goodwill, and especially to Donna Richards…the force behind it all. Without her vision and dedication, none of this would have happened. We are still in the process of tallying the final total of what was raised, but we can say without a doubt, that we can’t wait to do it all again next year!

On behalf of our staff, our volunteers, our Board of Directors, and especially our clients, a heartfelt thank you to everyone who came out! You are the reason why Mammoth Lakes is such a remarkable community to live in!

Susi Bains
Director of Programs
Wild Iris

The first annual Gimme Shelter Carnival took place July 10th through July 20th, 2014, on the grounds of the Sierra Nevada Resort and Spa in Mammoth Lakes, California. The 10-day event featured traditional carnival rides, booths, games, food, local music, raffle prizes and more.

Wild Iris friend and community member Donna Richards planned and organized the carnival as a fundraiser to be able to provide a shelter for victims of domestic violence, something Mono County currently doesn’t have. We are so grateful to Donna for all of the work she has done to make the Gimme Shelter Carnival a reality. We look forward to providing a shelter to local victims, and also to attending the carnival again next year!!

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Mammoth Lakes 2014 (3)