Did you know wildlife Rescues are micro businesses? A lot of people believe that being a nonprofit means we have no operating expenses and that we receive free services related to our mission (vet care, meds, feed, utilities, administrative fees, etc).
Nonprofits do not get anything for free. We still have to set a budget for the year and figure out HOW we will raise the funds to meet our budget. Because we are a designated nonprofit AND a registered charity we can fundraise and collect donations to help with expenses. And because we are a nonprofit our donors can receive a tax deduction. But we still pay for everything we need to properly operate as a rescue.
To be honest, fundraising sucks. Organizations like ours are all volunteer. No one receives a salary. We donate our time (and often our own money) to provide services for free to our community. We volunteer 7 days a week and we also have real jobs we have to go to everyday. AND on top of that we have to market, advertise, make public appearances and somehow fundraise and reach out to donors to make it all happen.
Nonprofits like ours do not exist because we get perks or freebies. We rarely get grants and we ARE NOT funded by the taxes you pay.
Nonprofits like ours DO exist because we love what we do. We are good at what we do. We care about the wildlife and exotic species in our state and we care about the people in our community who need our help.
Nonprofits like ours depend on our community for support just as much as our community depends on us when they need help.
If you support what we do and you want to help us continue our mission, donations can be sent via
PTH Wildlife, PO Box 1523, Camden, SC 29021