How You Can Help

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The California Raptor Center relies on generous donations from individuals, businesses and foundations to fulfill our mission. Your contributions of time and resources provides care and feeding of resident raptors, underwrites education programs, provides medication and medical supplies for rehabilitation, and maintains our unique center and facilities. There are many ways to show your support for our work, whether it is volunteering time at the CRC, building and installing a nest box, or making a monetary donation to help us continue to provide life-saving care for raptors in our area. 

Wish List

The CRC is always in need of various supplies to help us with our rehabilitation and education missions. A list of our ongoing needs can be viewed below. Donations are tax deductible and can be dropped off at the California Raptor Center during operating hours (9a-4p weekdays, 9a-12p Saturdays). You can also call the rehabilitation office at (530) 752-6091 to arrange drop-off.  

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  • Recurrent Needs (things we use a lot of):
    Dish soap refills (e.g. Dawn)
    Hand soap refills (e.g. Softsoap)
    Nitrile gloves - S, M, L
    Garbage bags (13 gallon kitchen bags)  

    Facilities and Grounds: 
    Garden hoses (prefer 50 ft or longer and made of rubber for durability)    
    Adjustable, twist brass hose nozzles  
    Power washer  
    Molded plastic utility carts (example)
    Industrial shelves (example)
    Industrial metal storage cabinet with locking doors (example)
    Walkie-Talkies (prefer set of 6-8 with charger, long range) (example)
    Weed whacker  

    Mini fridge (1.7 to 2.7 cu feet preferred)
    Pendaflex® Pressboard Fastener Folders, 2" Expansion, Legal Size, 100% Recycled, Light Blue, Pack Of 25 Folders
    Kitchen scissors (for cutting meat)
    Folding corrugated plastic pet carriers (example

    Husbandry and Enrichment: 
    Astroturf (preferred brand: Grassworx Astroturf Specialty Rolls 3' x 50')
    Pipe foam insulation, 3/4" thick
    Black, braided nylon rope 5/8" thick
    Falcon block perch (example)
    Large branches, logs, and tree stumps for perching
    Large rocks and boulders
    Water bowls and bath pans (example, example, example)
    Misting system for cages (example)