A sanctuary is expensive to run. The Macaw Rescue and Sanctuary houses over 600 birds of varying species. Housing needs continue to grow or require repair and renovation. Food is an important and expensive portion of our budget. All funds received go for the care of the birds, materials for housing or items produced to generate awareness and support. All staff are unpaid volunteers.
Donating is easy! You can purchase everyday items from trusted merchants such as Fred Meyer stores and Amazon.com as well as monetary donations through PayPal. Click on the "Options" link, above, for more information.
Once a year in late Summer (usually the first Saturday in August), Macaw Rescue and Sanctuary opens its gates to the public for a family centered picnic style barbeque with plenty of good food and lots of baskets filled with various items to bid on! Sometimes we have a live auction portion, but count on silent auction tables and a variety of unique craft, jewelry and other items. Stroll around the grounds and meet our beautiful and sometimes vocal residents! Please check "News & Events" in the menu above for more information.
Tell your friends! With such a small staff, we have limited resources to generate awareness of the need for ongoing support and appreciate any referrals to our site.
Get your organization involved or help our youth understand issues related to bird ownership by enabling them to develop a fundraising project for the sanctuary in their youth group or school's environmental awareness activity. Direct them to research other sanctuaries to understand what happens to birds when owners are no longer able to care for them and see efforts taken world-wide to address the situation. We will be happy to provide our logo and mission statement so they can develop brochures and posters to promote their efforts.
Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, 4-H and other eco-conscious and environmental groups are welcome to "Contact Us" (see menu, above)for interest and badge projects!
While the Macaw Rescue and Sanctuary is not open to the public, we do have "work parties" to help build new and maintain existing habitats for the birds. Please use the "Contact Us" form (see menu, above) to let us know your availability, or if you have other skills you would like to offer.