We understand that people have to make choices between necessities and desires, and sometimes the organizations that depend on the good graces of supporters are eliminated from the household budget. Nevertheless, we hope you will consider the Refuge a priority; we need your support to continue. Any donation you can make will be placed into our general operating budget. We run this beautiful and unique wildlife refuge comprising 767 acres, on a minuscule annual budget of about $30,000. Compare that to other nonprofit organizations, and you will realize how frugal and careful we are with your contributions. We do not have bloated administrative salaries, retirement packages or health care options. Every penny you send goes directly into keeping this place safe and sound for the animals (and plants) who live here. Please make your tax-deductible gift to Unexpected Wildlife Refuge and help us continue with our mission to preserve, protect and educate we cannot do it without your help!
Operating our Refuge takes a lot of time and energy. There is always something to do! You can help with UWR's important work by volunteering your time (and muscle power) for the following:
If you are interested in volunteering and do not mind hard work, then let us know. You may contact UWR via mail, phone, or E-mail.
We are currently using CrowdRise as a means of developing and funding specific campaigns to help the Refuge. Currently, we have no active campaigns.
Your used or unwanted vehicle can provide funds to us through the CARS vehicle donation program. CARS will accept any vehicle, running or non-running, and offer free towing throughout the United States. Once they have processed and sold the vehicle, they will donate a majority of the proceeds directly to the Refuge.
Call toll-free 855-500-RIDE (855.500.7433) or visit the Refuge CARS page to participate. Not only does this provide an easy way to be rid of an unwanted vehicle, you will also be helping wildlife at the same time.
We are developing opportunities for funding through people shopping at other sites. This effort is in its early stages, but we have the following currently available:
Please see our Merchandise page for more information.
Unexpected Wildlife Refuge, Inc, is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) entity, federal ID 23-7025010; all contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of applicable regulations. Our federal tax returns can be found at ProPublica, an organization in the public interest and unaffiliated with the Refuge; you can also find similar information through GuideStar or National Center for Charitable Statistics.