Keep New York City Wild: The WBF's 2nd Annual Fundraising Gala
Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
You are cordially invited to Keep New York City Wild.
The Wild Bird Fund, New York City’s first and only wildlife rehabilitation and education center, is hosting Keep New York City Wild, our 2nd Annual Fundraising Gala. This event celebrates the great successes of our first year in our own facility at 565 Columbus Avenue.
We look forward to seeing you at this wildly spectacular event, but if you cannot attend, please consider making a donation and/or becoming a member of the Wild Bird Fund at www.wildbirdfund.org
The WBF receives no funding from any public agency. We are supported by individual donations from caring New Yorkers, and 80% of the work is done by our 200+ volunteers. As word of our unique work reaches the public throughout the NYC area, more and more people bring distressed wildlife to our door. To date, we have not had to turn anyone away—but to continue we need your help.
Your ticket purchase and donation will help supply critical funding for medical supplies, food, caging, equipment, and operating expenses to give New York’s wildlife the fighting chance it deserves.
The Wild Bird Fund
The Wild Bird Fund, Inc. is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. EIN 32-0155774
Ticket price is tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.
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Wild Bird Fund
The Wild Bird Fund is New York City’s first and only wildlife rehabilitation and education center
New York City is home or stopover to more than 370 species of birds, reptiles, and mammals. While many animals pass through NYC without incident, others encounter deadly man-made hazards—glass skyscrapers, cars and bicycles, toxins, garbage to get tangled in, and spilled motor oils. The WBF is the only state and federally licensed 501(c)(3) that cares for the injured, ill, and orphaned wildlife of New York City. Our mission is to provide medical care and rehabilitation to native and migrant wildlife so they can be released back to the wild.
The Wild Bird Fund treats over 1,500 wild birds and animals each year. Our patients include both native and migratory birds, from the American robin to rarities such as Virginia rails and saw-whet owls. In addition, the WBF fields over 4,000 phone calls from members of the public who need answers about distressed wildlife. Often the difference between life and death is quick response—or knowing when not to pick up a perfectly healthy baby bird that simply hasn’t yet learned to be afraid of humans. In addition to answering the needs of an ever-increasing number of animals, we aim to establish ourselves as a pillar of environmental education in the community.
We hope you will join us!