As a 501(c)3 charitable organization, the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center does not charge for its services. Our native wildlife do not have owners to pay for their care, and there is no state, federal, or local funding available to help with rescue and rehabilitation. The Center is completely dependent on donations of all kinds to operate, feed, house, and medicate the native wildlife in need. Here are some ways that you can contribute to our mission:
- Become a member of the Society of Wildlife Guardians
- Donate gifts-in-kind
- Make a planned gift to the Center
- Shop on Amazon using Amazon Smile
Please help us help these animals and at the same time have the satisfaction of knowing that your gift (great or small) makes a real difference.
The Blue Ridge Wildlife Center invites you to become a member of the Society of Wildlife Guardians. This new giving society recognizes the Leadership Circles of giving with gifts of $5,000 and up, and additional Guardian giving circles of $500 and up. The Center relies on annual leadership gifts to support the daily work of caring for our patients and underwriting our educational programs.
All gifts are important and support the daily rescue and rehabilitation of our native wildlife. No matter the size, every gift counts!
You can also help with donations of seed, dog and cat food, towels, cleaning supplies, etc. These donations are vital to our ongoing success. Last year, gifts-in-kind totaled over $35,000! You can bring your gifts-in-kind directly to the Center or attend our Annual Baby Shower, usually in June, which also provides an opportunity to learn more about native wildlife and have a great day of family fun with our Education Ambassadors. Please see our Wish List for ideas!
A charitable bequest or legacy gift not only helps to fund our general operating expenses, but can offer long-term financial sustainability, and ensure that we can carry on our work for generations to come. It can be as simple as adding a codicil to your will! It is possible to support the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center through:
- Bequests (Gifts by Will)
- Charitable-Lead Trusts
- Charitable-Remainder Trusts
- Life-Insurance Policies
- Real Estate Gifts
For information on Planned Giving options please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also Members of AmazonSmile! With AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the BRWC. It is the same Amazon, same prices, and products. Support the BRWC today!
With your help - we can all smile!