So Many Ways to Help! As a small, volunteer-run rescue, we appreciate all the help we can get! There are so many rats in need, and so many ways you can show us support. Thank you for helping us to help them! 💙
We are hoping to increase our more dependable funding sources - and maybe you can help us with that. A monthly donation makes it so we can continue this work with more ease and peace. Any amount is appreciated and 100% goes to the care of these precious creatures. 💛
If you’re thinking someone else will do it, they may be having the same thought. If you’re able to spare even $5, please do! We will re-share this post (with updated information) weekly for the next little while to show you how far we’ve come in meeting this goal. One-time, quarterly, and annual donations also go a long way - and any amount helps. 💚
All monthly donors will soon appear under their associated title on our website (or as “anonymous” if you prefer). In the graphic above, you can see what each amount can be put towards. You can set up monthly, quarterly, or annual automatic e-transfers to email@example.com or through the DonorBox feature on our website. 🧡
Please keep scrolling down to see the many other ways you can help us out!
Current Monthly Supporters - Thank you!
PUP PROTECTOR ($10/month) - Charlotte Abbey
PEW PAL ($20/month) - Tricia Kolsto - Linda Miedema
Ways to Help!
1. Donate Money We've found our biggest challenge so far has been securing enough donations toward our Emergency Veterinary Care Fund. We are grateful for every contribution. No donation is too small, and it all adds up! To contribute to our foster rats care, you can:
E-transfer to RainbowRatRefuge@gmail.com
PayPal to @RainbowRatRefuge
Become a monthly donor using the purple DonorBox form below *Scroll down*!
Participate in one of our fundraisers (We even have some that are ONGOING!) - Scroll down to have a look!
2. Donate Items If you have something you'd like to donate for our upcoming auction or yard sale, we would gladly accept! This doesn't have to be animal-related, and can range from handmade items, to experiences, to services, to gift cards. Please let us know if you have anything that might work for this fundraiser!
As well, here is a list of items we can always use. Reach out to us to arrange pick-up/drop-off, or if you have other items you think we could use! Again, every little bit helps:
large rat cages and accessories (ropes, hammocks, toys, water bottles) *We gladly accept used!
toilet paper, paper towel (and the tubes!), egg cartons, twine
You can also purchase something from ourAmazon wishlistand send it directly to us!
3. Donate Time If you would like to Foster with us, we are always accepting new applications. You can see our "Foster" page for more information HERE. If you're interested in volunteering your time in another way, we would greatly appreciate this too! Here are some of the ways you could consider volunteering your time:
Collect $$ from Donation Jars (in any city across Ontario!) This is typically just one flexible shift a month, that can be done whenever works for you!
Holding a fundraiser for us (bake sale, yard sale, % of sales/services for a day, car wash, animal nail trims, tattoos, etc.)
Driving - Contact us to join our Volunteer Drivers e-mail list! We need people to transport rats - to and from their fosters upon rescue, adoption, and to pick-up large donations.
Administrative or other special skills - We could use help with administrative tasks, such as fundraising coordination! Let us know if you have any other skills or ideas that may be helpful for us!
Make rat items for our store! Get crafty and make some of the recycled items, or borrow our dehydrator to make some dried forage mixes!
4. Spread the Word! Community members who care, you are SO important. We need to grow our following. Please "like" and share our social media pages and posts (FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM), and let your family and friends know about us. This is a great way to show your support. Seriously, this is one that often gets missed, but it's so important! People will only adopt, foster, and support us if they know we exist!
We will be sure to give a shout-out on our social media for each donation (which includes discounted veterinary services). Can't wait to hear from you!
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