Become a Supporter
PLEASE JOIN US IN OUR FIGHT TO SAVE BATS
Our work began in 1988, with the rehabilitation of one tiny, injured bat. Since then we have been involved in a variety of conservation initiatives geared directly toward saving thousands of bats and protecting the habitat they need to survive.
Bat World Sanctuary is a volunteer based 501c(3) non-profit organization. Thousands of displaced, orphaned and injured bats are rescued and rehabilitated by Bat World Sanctuary every year. Up to 80% of these bats are returned to the wild again. Bats that are not releasable are given lifetime sanctuary with us. Membership donations help to buy food, medical supplies, and maintain our sanctuaries.
WAYS TO JOIN
Please note that we do not send our renewal reminders for memberships. Instead, we rely on our annual report and our periodic email blasts (8 to 10 a year) that encourage our supporters to donate to various fundraisers and projects. We find this method has actually increased donor support while also cutting down on paper usage (saving trees that bats roost in), time, and the cost of postage.
LASTING WAYS TO HELP:
The ability to make a donation from IRA accounts is now part of the U.S. tax code. Your gift amount will count toward your Required Minimum Distribution, and your taxable income is lowered by the amount of your qualified charitable distribution. Note that gifts must be completed before December 31 to be eligible in the current tax year. In order to make a gift, you must be at least age 70.5 years old and the check should come directly from your IRA account. Your gift may come from a Traditional or a Roth IRA, although special exclusions may apply to other types of IRA accounts. There is no tax deduction, however, there is NO income tax on the amount withdrawn. Checks may be sent to:
Bat World Sanctuary
299 High Point Rd
Weatherford, TX 76088
Talk to your financial advisor about supporting Bat World Sanctuary by making a gift of stocks, bonds, or mutual funds. In addition to making a difference for bats, a gift of appreciated securities offers you significant benefits. These include an immediate charitable deduction for the full market value of the stock and avoidance of capital gains taxes that would normally be due upon sale.
LEAVING A LEGACY
Leaving a gift to Bat World Sanctuary in your will or trust will make a lasting and compassionate difference to our worldwide rescue work for bats. You can remove Bat World Sanctuary as a beneficiary if your desires change.