Calling all community cooks, food eaters and fun seekers.
YOU are invited to the inaugural CHFS VEGAN Chili Cookoff.
Come as a taster and vote for your favorite entry
light up your fire to compete!
We are a 501(c)3 non-profit farmed animal sanctuary with a MISSION of “Changing Hearts on Behalf of Animals Everywhere”.
With our endearing rescued residents as ambassadors, we are working towards a future where the deserving nature and intrinsic worth of all animals are recognized and respected.
We encourage you to navigate our site and get to know the animals who call CHFS home. Each of our animal family members has a distinctive personality grounded in their natural desire to form bonds, seek pleasure, avoid pain, and enjoy life to the fullest—just like us!
Please feel free to utilize online access to schedule a visit, sign up to receive news and updates, or volunteer your time and talents. Or contact us directly to learn more.
Thanks for stopping by!!
Meet the Founders
Rick and Carolyn Solan found a passion for saving lives through their journey toward veganism.
Obese and taking pills to control his high blood pressure and cholesterol, Rick’s diagnosis with heart disease in 2011 was the prelude for a new way of life.
The start of this new healthier and more compassionate way of living happened by chance when he and Carolyn watched the documentary Forks Over Knives.
After becoming vegan in 2011, Rick and Carolyn began regularly donating to and volunteering at farm sanctuaries.
Rick was later appointed as Vice President of the board at Full Circle Farm Sanctuary in Warm Springs, Georgia. Following his time of service, Rick felt compelled to start a sanctuary in his home state of North Carolina.
It was Carolyn who found the diamond in the rough that was destined to become Changing Hearts Farm…
Meet the Herd
Our animal ambassadors call Changing Hearts Farm Sanctuary home because their very lives were in danger.
Thankfully, we were able to rescue them and their lives are filled with the freedom to run and play while receiving the love and care they deserve.
The rewards of this mission are not only priceless to the animals, they are invaluable to the vital members of our extended family, like YOU.
As a volunteer you are signing up for some of the most rewarding moments of your life. We need your help to acheive our MISSION of Changing Hearts of Behalf of Animal Everywhere!
As an all-volunteer non-profit, Changing Hearts Farm Sanctuary relies on donations to fund daily operations and care for our residents
Resources to help understand the burdens that our broken food system places on society, the environment, and innocent, defenseless animals.