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From the Ashes: An Evening for Jim Bronzo

February 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Jim Bronzo has always been there for animals in need. Hundreds of them. They always found a happy home at his Second Chance Wildlife Sanctuary.

Sadly, that happy home has been burned to the ground. And Jim Bronzo now needs us, more than ever.

A devastating fire destroyed the Sanctuary in the middle of the night early this month, killing 41 of the 300-plus animals he had on the property, including three of his four dogs.

You’ve likely read about the peacock named Sylvester, whose screams woke Jim and saved his life.

“I looked out the window and saw the orange flames…I had no clothes on. I had no phone,” he said. “I screamed out, ‘Somebody help me! Somebody please help me!’”

No worries. We are going to help you rebuild, Jim.

Please join us on Monday, Feb. 25 at The Abbey in Thornton Park to show your support for Jim and the incredible work he does to shelter and rehabilitate exotic animals.

Let’s get together in person and celebrate the fact that Jim is still with us.

It will be an inspiring evening: Jim has agreed to create a brand new, custom work of art, especially for this event. This will be enlarged and used as the backdrop for the photo booth that will be available for photos during the event.

A limited number of prints of this new piece — signed by the man himself — will be available for purchase, and all proceeds will go to Jim’s rebuilding fund.

And the original work, a 36″ x 36″ acrylic on canvas, will be auctioned for some lucky collector to take home. There may be one or two other pieces available for purchase… we will update this page as plans are finalized.

Suggested $25 donation at the door, but please give what you can. The Abbey has generously donated the space, and Maxine’s on Shine is organizing some tasty eats.

We are finalizing plans to supplement the proceeds with silent auction and raffle items.


February 25
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Abbey
100 South Eola Drive #100
Orlando, FL 32801 United States
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