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07

Jul
2022

In News

By The S.A.R.F.

Austin Fiber Artists Open House

On 07, Jul 2022 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.

July 12, 2022 at 7pm!

We will be at the Austin Fiber Artists Open House on July 12th, 7pm at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4622 S. Lamar Blvd. Austin, TX! We’ll have some rescued stuffed animals up for adoption!
More info here: https://thesarf.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/FlyerOpenHouse22.pdf

07

Jul
2022

In News

By The S.A.R.F.

The Unbearable Lightness of Being Stuffed

On 07, Jul 2022 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.

Join us for our latest show, The Unbearable Lightness of Being Stuffed! Stuffed writers display original work plus new takes on old classics. Savor flash fiction, insightful essays and powerful poetry from some of the most talented stuffed authors of this generation. Yes, you can expect Virginia Wolf (sic).

Suggested admission donation: $5

JULY 9 – AUGUST 28
SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS 12-4PM
The SARF Headquarters 2825 Hancock Dr. #111, Austin, TX 78731

06

May
2022

In News
Press

By The S.A.R.F.

KEYE CBSAustin!

On 06, May 2022 | In News, Press | By The S.A.R.F.

We had a lovely visit from KEYE CBSAustin, and they put together this great piece about The SARF!
Video Here!
@allisonmillertv @cbsaustin #makingadifference

06

May
2022

In News

By The S.A.R.F.

Come See Us This Weekend! 12-4pm!

On 06, May 2022 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.

Stuffed Animal Science Fair

SATURDAY & SUNDAY
MAY 7 & 8
12-4PM

The SARF Headquarters 2825 Hancock Dr. #111, Austin, TX 78731

Ten rescued stuffed animals exhibit their science projects on a variety of topics, including a study in the comparative swimming abilities of different stuffed species, a stuffed corndog’s exploration of British phone booth interiors relative to their exteriors (and relative to police call boxes), an examination of a potential third Fruit of the Loom grape variety, and much more.

Vote on your favorite project, and apply to adopt a stuffed animal scientist.

Or, if you have any stuffed animals that need medical evaluations, bring them and we can take a look!

Free Admission

Donations appreciated to help us pay the rent. We also have stickers and posters and tshirts!

YOU CAN RSVP HERE TO HELP US PLAN!

Open days:
April 9 & 10, 16, 24
May 7 & 8, 14 & 15, 21 & 22

RSVP (It’s free)


06

Apr
2022

In News

By The S.A.R.F.

Stuffed Animal Science Fair RSVP!

On 06, Apr 2022 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.

RSVP (It’s free)


April 9 & 10, 16, 24
May 7, 14 & 15, 21 & 22

12-4pm
at The SARF Headquarters 2825 Hancock Dr. #111, Austin, TX 78731

Ten rescued stuffed animals exhibit their science projects on a variety of topics, including a study in the comparative swimming abilities of different stuffed species, a stuffed corndog’s exploration of British phone booth interiors relative to their exteriors (and relative to police call boxes), an examination of a potential third Fruit of the Loom grape variety, and much more.

Vote on your favorite project, and apply to adopt a stuffed animal scientist.

Free Admission

Donations appreciated to help us pay the rent. We also have stickers and posters and tshirts!

20

Mar
2022

In News

By The S.A.R.F.

Stuffed Animal Science Fair

On 20, Mar 2022 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.

New Frontiers: A Stuffed Animal Science Fair opens Sat. March 26, 2022 at The SARF Headquarters! It features exciting science experiments from some talented rescued stuffed animals! Come see their work and apply to adopt!

Open:
Saturday March 26, 2022 10-6pm
Sunday April 3, 2022 12-4pm

and when the sign on the door says “open”

31

Jan
2022

In News

By The S.A.R.F.

Stuffed Animal Adoptions Press Conference

On 31, Jan 2022 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.

Adoption Announcements Press Conference, Jan. 31, 2022

13

Jan
2022

In News

By The S.A.R.F.

Updates from The SARF HQ

On 13, Jan 2022 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.

It’s that time of year again… The 37th Street Petting Zoo is over, and we’re hard at work evaluating adoption applications. Announcements should come around the 31st!

Austin is once again in Covid Stage 5, so we’ve been reluctant to open up The SARF HQ. It’s sounding like we might be reaching the peak of the surge soon, though, so we’re hoping to open up again very soon! Please stay tuned!

We’re planning some fun events for the hopefully-soon post-covid-surge times, including a revival of our popular Stuffed Animal Speed Dating event– just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Also, we’ll be opening up for more stuffed animal clothing-making workshops as soon as it’s safe to go back in the proverbial water.

In the meantime, if you’re looking for stuffed animal repairs, email me at info@thesarf.org.

18

Nov
2021

In News

By The S.A.R.F.

Visit our real-life headquarters! We will be open 11/20 & 11/21, 12-6PM!

On 18, Nov 2021 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.

2825 Hancock Dr #111 Austin, TX 78731

After two very successful weekends during the WEST Austin Studio Tour, we’ve decided to keep the fun rolling.

We will be open this weekend, Nov 20-21, as continued part of the Austin Studio Tour… even though we’re technically on the WEST side of things!

Come tour The SARF’s administrative headquarters (staffed by our permanent stuffed residents), meet our stuffed artists in residence and see their artwork, sign up for a future workshop, and look at all the cool recycled materials we’ve used in the decor. You can also apply to adopt rescued stuffed animals! See you then!

Free and open to the public (donations are gladly accepted):

Hours

Nov 20 & 21
12-6pm

Sneak Preview:

The SARF Live (but Stuffed)! On Facebook Live! Episode 7 (Austin Studio Tour)

17

Nov
2021

In News
Sponsors
Thank You!

By The S.A.R.F.

Thank you Fred and Remp’s Golf Pool!

On 17, Nov 2021 | In News, Sponsors, Thank You! | By The S.A.R.F.

We have been pretty dang busy for the last few months as we’ve been assembling The SARF’s Real Life Headquarters (2825 Hancock Dr. #111, Austin, TX 78731) from a whole bunch of recycled materials… so sometimes very awesome things fall through the cracks for awhile. (Note: We are actually just me: Wendy, and at times Leta, my lovely human volunteer, and some wonderful friends who help clean floors and paint things and keep me company.)

Of course I also now have a staff of full-time stuffed employees, but they’re still getting used to their new jobs and surroundings, and honestly, they’re not much better than I am when it comes to keeping up with email.

Because it’s mostly just me running the show, every little big of encouragement helps- and every donation helps, too- especially now that we’ve opened The SARF HQ. Now we have actual bills to pay. And we’re committed to keeping stuffed animal adoptions free.

A few weeks ago we received an email from a very lovely stuffed dog named Fred, along with a monetary donation to our organization through our PayPal donate button. Fred told us he wanted to “help other stuffed animals less fortunate than me.”

Sal

Fred’s living companion runs website/organization called Remp’s Golf Pool. Sal, our Strength and Conditioning Coach, was pretty excited to explore the site, as he is a huge golf fan.

We just wanted to say thank you to Fred and his owner for their generous support of The SARF’s cause! It’s stuffed animals and living companions like them that keep us going!