MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE BIG DAY OF GIVING
From midnight to 11:59 p.m. on May 7!
As the COVID-19 crisis continues, it is all the more important that we come together in support of the organizations that provide essential services to our communities.
Please consider donating to Wildlife Care Association during this year’s Big Day of Giving Event.
We have been working hard with limited staffing and very few volunteers to keep everyone safe while continuing to fulfill our mission to protect and rehabilitate human-impacted wildlife.
There are lots of ways to make an impact on the Big Day of Giving!
You can schedule your gifts in advance or use this link to create a personal appeal to encourage your friends and family to support the causes that matter most to you.
However you choose to give, we appreciate your support! Be proud that you are part of the movement that has raised more than $30 million for over 600 local nonprofits since its inception.
WHAT IS BIG DAY OF GIVING?
The Sacramento Region Community Foundation’s Big Day of Giving is a once-annual 24-hour giving challenge to help over 600 local nonprofits raise funds to make a difference in the Sacramento region. It’s the culmination of an entire year’s worth of community-building and collaboration, made possible by donors like you.
How can I help?
You can donate to Wildlife Care Association on Thursday, May 7, and making a gift with a credit or debit card. Donations as little as $15 make a big difference, and your gifts can help us win some of the $100,000 in prizes that are up for grabs!
Our largest need is for financial assistance to help cover our largest expense: payroll; this ensures the animals brought to us are properly cared for and equates to about $110,000 per year with expected increases.
Our second need is volunteers. We currently have over 140 volunteers per year but need twice that amount to help decrease our staffing costs. We ask that facility volunteers commit to one, five-hour shift per week in three-month increments. In addition, we need a Board of Director members, phone team volunteers, maintenance crew, cleaning crew, and many other volunteer positions filled.
We need food and medical supplies to help care for our wild patients; this equates to at least $20,000 per calendar year.
We need funds to continue our educational program; this equates to at least $4,000 per calendar year.