Rachel Allai is creating music with the violin and inspiring ways to learn!
4
patrons
$15
per month
Hi! I'm Rachel. When I was born, I was Rachel Kilian. Now thanks to the most wonderful dude, I'm Rachel Allai. I am a passionate, creative free spirit who is asking for help. I am asking for your financial support so that I can fulfill my life's dream of helping wild animals and eco-systems around the world.

And how do I plan to do that? Well, here's where you come in. My background is extensive including a degree in wildlife biology, completion of the master-gardener program, animal rehab at Operation WildLife and experience in the art monkey bridge building(!). OH! And I play the violin. No fiddle. No violin. No. Fiddle. :D There is no denying that we (people and the planet) are in a pickle. BUT I see this as an incredible opportunity to get creative and empower each other through art, music and knowledge. 

With patron support I will: 
  • Share my music with you
  • Offer how-to-play-the-violin videos 
  • Travel back to Costa Rica to help build monkey bridges!
  • Raise awareness in my home town of Lawrence, KS about wildlife corridors
  • Help rehabilitate and release injured and orphaned wild animals
  • Garden for me, the birds and the bees

My plan:
  • Make uplifting videos! About wildlife, gardening, violin, music.... and
  • Sneak peaks into current projects!
  • Donate time and energy to local habitat restoration and helping injured wildlife
  • Document my adventures with photos, videos, poems and/or stories!
  • Co-host a block party in my neighborhood along Burrough's Creek, a natural wildlife corridor! 

So there it is. I am asking for  as little as $1 a month. I know that doesn’t seem like a whole lot, but after spending time in nature (and with David Attenborough via youtube!), it sure seems like the animals that accomplish astronomical feats are part of an incredible community. Take bees. In a year, one bee will visit 55,000 flowers and make ½ teaspoon of honey. You might say, wow, that’s a lot of flowers for a tiny bit of honey. But an entire colony can make a pound after 2 million flower visits. For the work I wish to do, it’s going to take a hive. And 55,000 flowers is a lot of flowers!!  

I know in my heart that this planet is crying out for help. I also know that I need help!
So, In a nutshell, I will continue to do what I love to do, but be able to have financial stability. And peace of mind that I’ve got a community behind me. And that. Is. Priceless. 

Thank you for reading.
So much love!!

Rachel 
 
Tiers
Honey Bee
$1 or more per month
One tiny honey bee can visit 5,000 flowers in one day! Together, a hive will visit 2 million flowers and travel 55,000 miles to produce 1 pound of honey. No donation is too small. We can do so much together. Anything you are able to give is giving me the fuel to turn my dreams into reality. Thank you for joining my hive! Each month, you will receive a special honey bee post and/or video that are created just for you. Ok! Let's go! Bzzzzzz
Queen Bee
$3 or more per month
The queen bee. She is mama to everyone in the hive. And keeps everyone on track. You know who you are! Thank you for joining at this level. You will be receiving a special Queen Bee post/video each month!
Butterfly
$7 or more per month
Butterflies are not only majestic and delicate, they are truly fearless. Think about it. They enter into their chrysalis to turn to soup before they emerge as a butterfly. If that's not enough, they completely trust the wind and innate navigation to sometimes journey hundreds if not thousands of miles. Congratulations on joining this tier! You are fearless. You are trusting the wind. Each month, you will receive a special butterfly post and/or video that is created just for you. 
Monkey
$10 or more per month
Monkeys come across as foolhardy, playful, mischief makers. But they also exhibit patience and bravery and an ability to problem solve. They are wonderful mothers and stay true to their tribe (or troop). Thank you for channeling your inner monkey and joining my troop! Each month, you will receive a special monkey post and/or video that is created just for you. Congratulations, you see that branch in the other tree and aren't afraid to make the leap!!
Sloth
$27 or more per month
Slow and steady wins the race.  Did you know that because of the sloth's unusual slow behavior, they carry around an entire eco-system...on their back?!? A sloth's fur provides a home for both algae and the pyralid moth. This symbiotic relationship (mutually beneficial) provides the sloth with camouflage, the algae with a free ride and the moths with shelter (nestled in sloth fur). The moth even lays it's eggs on the sloth dung. Eww/Pretty cool. Thank you for entering into this creative, symbiotic relationship. Each month, you will receive a special Sloth post/video
Mama Tree
$87 or more per month
Have you ever come across a huge, ancient tree? Scientists are now calling these elders, "mother trees." In a rainforest, one mother tree can support life for millions of other life forms. We are now seeing that trees are able to communicate to each other through fungal networks underground. And who is at the center of this communication? Mama tree. In joining this tier, you are helping me establish my roots, my branches, my leaves, my flowers! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Each month, you will receive a special mother tree post and/or video that is created just for you. 
Dragon
$88 or more per month
Whoa. You did it. You joined the dragons. At this tier, it's truly magical, where the lines between make-believe and reality are blurred. At the magic 88 tier (and beyond), 50% of your pledge will go back out to the community. Whether it be a non-profit organization or individual artist, $44 will go to raising awareness, restoring and/or protecting wild places. Each month, you will receive a letter (written or filmed) through patreon about who you are also supporting. Thank you for your beautiful magic!!! 
Goals
4 of 25 patrons
When I reach 25 patrons (aka best friends and family), you will be receiving an extraordinary gift. A video of me. Dancing!!
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Hi! I'm Rachel. When I was born, I was Rachel Kilian. Now thanks to the most wonderful dude, I'm Rachel Allai. I am a passionate, creative free spirit who is asking for help. I am asking for your financial support so that I can fulfill my life's dream of helping wild animals and eco-systems around the world.

And how do I plan to do that? Well, here's where you come in. My background is extensive including a degree in wildlife biology, completion of the master-gardener program, animal rehab at Operation WildLife and experience in the art monkey bridge building(!). OH! And I play the violin. No fiddle. No violin. No. Fiddle. :D There is no denying that we (people and the planet) are in a pickle. BUT I see this as an incredible opportunity to get creative and empower each other through art, music and knowledge. 

With patron support I will: 
  • Share my music with you
  • Offer how-to-play-the-violin videos 
  • Travel back to Costa Rica to help build monkey bridges!
  • Raise awareness in my home town of Lawrence, KS about wildlife corridors
  • Help rehabilitate and release injured and orphaned wild animals
  • Garden for me, the birds and the bees

My plan:
  • Make uplifting videos! About wildlife, gardening, violin, music.... and
  • Sneak peaks into current projects!
  • Donate time and energy to local habitat restoration and helping injured wildlife
  • Document my adventures with photos, videos, poems and/or stories!
  • Co-host a block party in my neighborhood along Burrough's Creek, a natural wildlife corridor! 

So there it is. I am asking for  as little as $1 a month. I know that doesn’t seem like a whole lot, but after spending time in nature (and with David Attenborough via youtube!), it sure seems like the animals that accomplish astronomical feats are part of an incredible community. Take bees. In a year, one bee will visit 55,000 flowers and make ½ teaspoon of honey. You might say, wow, that’s a lot of flowers for a tiny bit of honey. But an entire colony can make a pound after 2 million flower visits. For the work I wish to do, it’s going to take a hive. And 55,000 flowers is a lot of flowers!!  

I know in my heart that this planet is crying out for help. I also know that I need help!
So, In a nutshell, I will continue to do what I love to do, but be able to have financial stability. And peace of mind that I’ve got a community behind me. And that. Is. Priceless. 

Thank you for reading.
So much love!!

Rachel 
 

Recent posts by Rachel Allai

Tiers
Honey Bee
$1 or more per month
One tiny honey bee can visit 5,000 flowers in one day! Together, a hive will visit 2 million flowers and travel 55,000 miles to produce 1 pound of honey. No donation is too small. We can do so much together. Anything you are able to give is giving me the fuel to turn my dreams into reality. Thank you for joining my hive! Each month, you will receive a special honey bee post and/or video that are created just for you. Ok! Let's go! Bzzzzzz
Queen Bee
$3 or more per month
The queen bee. She is mama to everyone in the hive. And keeps everyone on track. You know who you are! Thank you for joining at this level. You will be receiving a special Queen Bee post/video each month!
Butterfly
$7 or more per month
Butterflies are not only majestic and delicate, they are truly fearless. Think about it. They enter into their chrysalis to turn to soup before they emerge as a butterfly. If that's not enough, they completely trust the wind and innate navigation to sometimes journey hundreds if not thousands of miles. Congratulations on joining this tier! You are fearless. You are trusting the wind. Each month, you will receive a special butterfly post and/or video that is created just for you. 
Monkey
$10 or more per month
Monkeys come across as foolhardy, playful, mischief makers. But they also exhibit patience and bravery and an ability to problem solve. They are wonderful mothers and stay true to their tribe (or troop). Thank you for channeling your inner monkey and joining my troop! Each month, you will receive a special monkey post and/or video that is created just for you. Congratulations, you see that branch in the other tree and aren't afraid to make the leap!!
Sloth
$27 or more per month
Slow and steady wins the race.  Did you know that because of the sloth's unusual slow behavior, they carry around an entire eco-system...on their back?!? A sloth's fur provides a home for both algae and the pyralid moth. This symbiotic relationship (mutually beneficial) provides the sloth with camouflage, the algae with a free ride and the moths with shelter (nestled in sloth fur). The moth even lays it's eggs on the sloth dung. Eww/Pretty cool. Thank you for entering into this creative, symbiotic relationship. Each month, you will receive a special Sloth post/video
Mama Tree
$87 or more per month
Have you ever come across a huge, ancient tree? Scientists are now calling these elders, "mother trees." In a rainforest, one mother tree can support life for millions of other life forms. We are now seeing that trees are able to communicate to each other through fungal networks underground. And who is at the center of this communication? Mama tree. In joining this tier, you are helping me establish my roots, my branches, my leaves, my flowers! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Each month, you will receive a special mother tree post and/or video that is created just for you. 
Dragon
$88 or more per month
Whoa. You did it. You joined the dragons. At this tier, it's truly magical, where the lines between make-believe and reality are blurred. At the magic 88 tier (and beyond), 50% of your pledge will go back out to the community. Whether it be a non-profit organization or individual artist, $44 will go to raising awareness, restoring and/or protecting wild places. Each month, you will receive a letter (written or filmed) through patreon about who you are also supporting. Thank you for your beautiful magic!!!