Ways to Help
THE SUNSHINE RESCUE CLUB
In addition to the over 400 permanent residents cared for daily at Bat World Sanctuary, we rescue hundreds of bats annually and return them back to the wild. We also support organizations both nationally and internationally who rescue bats. But, each time we provide support, we spend a little more of our precious time and resources. By joining our Sunshine Rescue Club, you will be supporting our daily rescues around the world. Please sign up today to help us save our beloved bats!
ROUND UP YOUR PURCHASES!
Pennies add up! Donate while you shop with the RoundUp App! Use RoundUp App to round up your purchases and donate your extra change to Bat World Sanctuary. Click here to get started!
ROUND UP THROUGH WALMART ONLINE!
Online purchases at Walmart can be easily rounded up to the nearest dollar at check-out. To get started, log in to your Walmart account, go to “Manage account” then “Giving and impact”. Once there, simply select Bat World Sanctuary as your charity. You will then have the option of rounding up to the nearest dollar at checkout. Easy peasy!
HELP WHILE YOU SHOP (FREE!)
Every time you shop at any of the 2,000+ online stores in the iGive network, a portion of the money you spend benefits Bat World Sanctuary. It’s a free service, and you’ll never pay more when you reach a store through iGive. In fact, smart shoppers will enjoy iGive’s repository of coupons, free shipping deals, and sales. To get started, just create your free iGive account. Start iGiving at www.iGive.com!
Please see our AMAZON WISH LIST for supplies that use on a regular basis, including vitamin supplements, feeding supplies, fruit bat toys, apples, canned fruit nitrite gloves, paper towels, and a lot of other stuff!S
BREWS FOR BATS!
We are very excited to announce our partnership with a wonderful company, Brews & Rescues Coffee Co. The bats will receive 10% of any sales made via our referral link (above), plus our supporters can get 10% off their purchase by using the code “brewsforbats”!
VOLUNTEER FROM HOME
Frog Logs & Critter Skimmers
Frog Logs and Critter Skimmers (links below) save countless lives every summer. They help bats as well as birds, frogs, toads, lizards, mice, chipmunks and loads of other critters who accidentally fall in to pools and have no way to escape. If you have an outdoor pool please add a frog log as well as a critter skimmer. These items will help save bats like little “Skimmer” below, a frog-sized evening bat who was found clinging to clump of leaves in a swimming pool in Colleyville, TX following a severe thunderstorm. Little “Skimmer” floated in the pool until he was discovered the following morning by the homeowner. He ended up with aspiration pneumonia and thankfully recovered. A frog log may have allowed him to find his way out of the pool and safely fly away.
NOTE: When purchasing from the links given above, Bat World Sanctuary will receive a percentage of the sale which helps us save even more bats!
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:
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.