The Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (CWRS) is a not-for-profit organization that relies on the financial support of caring individuals and businesses to operate. The cost of providing necessary surgery and rehabilitation for injured wildlife is paid for by your generous, tax-deductible donations.
Every year, CWRS needs to raise $350 000 to keep our doors open. Our fund-raising budget is only a fraction of what it takes to run the center (2%). With administrative costs of about 15% this means that $0.83 of every dollar donated goes directly towards our programs and services. Donations received by the CWRS are put to good use in one of the following areas:
When an animal arrives at our hospital it requires food, housing and care. Calgary Wildlife only purchases the highest quality, species-specific food items. Our professional team provides compassionate, expert veterinary care to our patients.
Injured animals may require surgery, medication and dressings. Medical supplies are an ongoing need.
Every year our hotline receives over 10,000 calls annually from concerned citizens about wildlife-related concerns. Providing ongoing education for the public is a necessary service. Our educational programs inspire youth and the community to appreciate wildlife and to be responsible environmental stewards.
Your generous support provides critical care, community wildlife information and education programs that inspire awe and respect for wildlife in adults and children alike.
For more information about CWRS fundraising efforts and where you donations go, please phone our Executive Director at 403-266-2282.
Securely make a donation online through Keela – VISIT KEELA
Please download and print the Membership Application Form where you can join CWRS and include an additional donation. Include the form with your cheque or money order and mail to our address below:
11555-85th Street NW
Calgary, AB T3R 1J3
Donations mailed directly to CWRS will receive an income tax receipt for donations over $10.00.
*Please note that Keela issues the tax receipts for donations made online.*
Donate A Car Canada accepts Vehicle Donations for Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society. We provide free towing in many areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. When you Donate your RV, boat, motorcycle or other vehicle to Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society through Donate A Car Canada, it will either be recycled or sold at auction depending on its condition, age and location. Donate A Car Canada will look after all the details to make it easy for your Charity to benefit. After your Vehicle Donation is complete, Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society will send you a tax receipt within 45 days!
Every time you use your eligible RBC Royal Bank® credit card, your purchases are rounded up+ and at the end of the month the difference is donated to the charity or charities of your choice. Even the smallest amount of change can make a big difference in someone’s life. It only takes a few minutes to register* and ChangeIt will look after the rest. To register please visit rbcroyalbank.com/onlineservices/changeit
ATB created atbCares.com to make it easy for all Albertans to support the causes they care about. ATB will pay 100% of administration and transaction costs on donations made through their site. As a bonus, ATB has set aside $150,000 to match 15% of every dollar donated to Alberta, non-religious charities through this site. To donate please visit atbcares.com
Sponsor Energy, a retailer of electricity in Alberta, partners with local charities and offers them an opportunity to raise money for their organizations by participating as “Community Partners” of Sponsor Energy. Customers can switch from their current electricity provider to Sponsor Energy at a competitive rate and choose to support the Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society. CWRS will receive 50% of the corporate profits from their monthly electricity usage. Sponsor Energy also offers an optional Customer “Top Up” – right from their online electricity bill – the customer can choose to contribute even more to the CAHS, by paying an extra 1 or 2 cents per kWh. 100% of this money goes directly to the charity that they have designated. Sponsor offers this program as an easy, hassle-free way to make small, but significant, extra contribution to the CWRS.
Did you know that you can direct your United Way gift or payroll deduction to CWRS? It’s easy – talk to your employer to get a United Way form and simply fill in our name and our charitable number 89108 8189RR0001. The United Way directs donations to our Society throughout the year to help pay for programs and services.
ResQwalk is a free mobile app that enables you to raise resources for animal welfare organizations, simply by walking. At the beginning of each month, ResQwalk puts together a ResQpool that includes cash and product contributions from corporate sponsors. In order to earn part of the pool, simply pick your favorite ResQpartner, start the app, and go for a walk, run or participate in any other outdoor activity that can be measured by GPS and involves a speed of less than 14 mph. At the end of every month, the ResQpool is proportionally distributed amongst the animal welfare organizations on the app.
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