Wild Care Raises $7,630 at Yard Sale
Wild Care, Inc., a wildlife rehabilitation center in Eastham, held its 23rd Annual Wild Care Yard Sale on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 9 AM – 1 PM at the Harwich Community Center on 100 Oak Street. The fundraiser generated $7,630 that will help finance the critical care for more than 1,300 native wild animals that have been injured, orphaned, or are ill.
The line of people waiting to get into Wild Care’s 23rd Annual Yard Sale began to form well before 9 AM, and continued to expand deep into the Harwich Community Center parking lot. The first 200 attendees received a token of appreciation for their attendance – colorful tote bags generously donated by J.McLaughlin Clothing Store in Chatham.
“By 9:30, a mere thirty minutes after we opened the doors, we had already passed out all the bags we’d received,” shared Stephanie Ellis, Executive Director of Wild Care. “We had gorgeous weather, more than 250 attendees, and raised $7,630. We could not have asked for better results and we can’t thank everyone enough for supporting us.”
“It’s baby season,” said Stephanie. “This money will help us care for all our wild friends – furred, feathered, finned, and scaled. So far, we’ve cared for over 600 animals this year. Over 40 % of these animals are orphans, and there’s plenty more to come.”
Special thanks go to Jan Raffaele, Wild Care’s Volunteer Yard Sale Coordinator, the dozens of volunteers who helped with the event, and Executive Director Carolyn Carey of the Harwich Community Center for hosting Wild Care once again this year, and for all of her help with the sale. Thank you also to our Yard Sale donors who collectively contributed thousands of items. And last but not least, BIG thanks to J.McLaughlin Clothing of Chatham, for their generous donation of totes for our Wild Care guests.
WILD CARE’s wildlife rehabilitators treat birds, mammals and reptiles brought to the center, with the goal of releasing them back into the wild. Through public education, WILD CARE works to prevent wildlife casualties and works to engage the community in conservation through volunteerism. Since our founding WILD CARE has accepted over 25,000 wild creatures, representing over 275 species of native birds, mammals and reptiles. If you encounter injured, orphaned or ill wildlife please call the WILD CARE of Cape Cod helpline at 508-240-2255.
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