The World Bird Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax exempt organization that provides refuge to over 270 residents and rehabilitation and emergency care for up to 400 patients every year. We receive no state, federal or county funding and rely on donations from the public, corporate and foundation supporters to achieve our mission.
One Time Donation
Your one time tax deductible donation will help World Bird Sanctuary save endangered bird species and their habitats.
Wildlife Hospital Donation
The rehabilitation of a single injured bird of prey costs up to $1000. Over 300 patients are treated each year at the Wildlife Hospital. 100% of your one time tax deductible donation to the Wildlife Hospital goes towards the care and treatment of the wild birds admitted to World Bird Sanctuary.
Release a Rehabilitated Bird
Take part in releasing a rehabilitated bird back into the wild through our Return to the Wild program! It costs $200 – $1,000 to treat a patient and rehabilitate it to the point where it is ready to be returned back to the wild. Have a bird release at your home, nearby park, company event, or family event. What a great way to celebrate a wedding, birthday, anniversary, family reunion, school or corporate function or just to celebrate life! Your Return to the Wild donation of $150 helps us to help our patients.
In Memory of Donation
Donate in memory or in honor of someone and your tax deductible donation will help World Bird Sanctuary save endangered bird species and their habitats.
Monthly tax deductible donations make budgeting easy! You can help the World Bird Sanctuary to achieve our goals while sticking to your giving budget. There is no contract – you can cancel at anytime by calling (636) 225-4390 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please show your support by becoming a World Bird Sanctuary Friend or Club Member! Your donation will support: education, field study programs, the breeding and releasing of endangered species, and the rehabilitation of injured raptors. All memberships include: WBS Membership card, One year’s subscription to our newsletter, 10% discount in our gift shop, and invitations to members-only events held at World Bird Sanctuary.
Wish List and In-Kind Donations
Your in-kind donations help World Bird Sanctuary get items that are needed on a regular basis. Items can be shipped or delivered daily from 8am-5pm to our donation drop off center outside the Wildlife Hospital or inside the Nature Center.
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Adopt one of resident animals for yourself or as a gift. Your adoption provides housing, food and care for one month or year. Meet our animals and adopt today!
Raptique Gift Shop
The Raptique Gift Shop is located at the Nature Center and offers nature-themed apparel, books, jewelry, toys and much more.
Check out our new Raptique Web Store here!
Shop at Schnucks with Escrip
World Bird Sanctuary can benefit every time you shop at Schnucks. Sign-up for an e-Scrip card, and Schnucks will donate up to 3% of every dollar you spend to World Bird Sanctuary. There is no cost to you! You can get an e-Scrip card at any Schnucks store and activate it with World Bird Sanctuary as your beneficiary. Fill out online at www.escrip.com – it couldn’t be easier!
Donate Every Time You Search the Internet with Goodsearch
GoodSearch is a search engine powered by Yahoo! which donates 50 percent of its revenues to charities, schools and not-for-profit organizations like the World Bird Sanctuary. All you have to do is designate the World Bird Sanctuary as the organization you would like to support and GoodSearch does the rest. Get Goodsearch Here
World Bird Sanctuary’s Education Department presents over 1,000 environmental education programs per year. We give members of our community the tools they need to make small changes to their everyday lives that can benefit the environment. These small changes help protect our ecosystems and the creatures that are a part of them. Your purchase of one of our engraved bricks provides our friends and supporters with a new and lasting way to recognize loved ones or commemorate special occasions. Purchase Your Brick Here
Under IRS rules, the value of a gift is usually eligible as an income tax deduction by the donor. Donating stocks or mutual funds that have gone up in value may be especially worthwhile to the donor. Example: You bought a stock more than one year ago for $10,000. Today, its market value is $18,000. If sold, you would owe a capital gains tax on the $8,000 profit to the federal government. If donated to World Bird Sanctuary, the original $10,000 PLUS the earned $8,000 could be written off without penalty. Learn more
World Bird Sanctuary receives no state or federal funding and relies entirely on donations from members of the public to achieve our mission. You can help World Bird Sanctuary to continue to successfully achieve our mission through planned estate giving. Your legacy gift will make a permanent statement of your philanthropic values. Your donation will help us to achieve our mission by engaging young Americans in responsible environmental stewardship for the world’s future generations through our environmental education and protection efforts. Learn more