Support the California Raptor Center on #GivingTuesday!

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. This year it will be observed on December 1, which is the Tuesday immediately following Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It is a way to kick off the charitable season and an opportunity for you to support the California Raptor Center - whether that be through giving or sharing with friends. 

Your contributions will help fund the daily operations of the Raptor Center and ensure that its education, rehabilitation and research can be done for years to come. The Center's operational costs total about $150,000 per year and our goal is to raise 25 percent of that amount on #GivingTuesday. The Center is staffed almost entirely by volunteers, so your support is vital to its success. 

Donating isn't the only way to participate in #GivingTuesday! You can support the Raptor Center by forwarding this email and sharing the photos and videos on social media. Use the #GivingTuesday hashtag! We will be sending short emails each Tuesday between now and December 1 with stories from supporters and volunteers of the Center. Keep an eye out, and tell your friends! ~ Michelle Hawkins, Director

Bookmark our donation site!

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How you can help! 

Spread the word! Share on social media and with your friends and family! 

Plan ahead! Schedule a Facebook post for the morning of Dec. 1 to remind the masses to donate. Include a link to

Tell your story! Why do you feel a connection to the Raptor Center? Share it with your friends so they understand your passion. 

Help with a matching gift! Email us at if you'd like to offer a matching donation for #GivingTuesday. It's a great way to excite potential supporters! 

Tweet! Share this page and use the #GivingTuesday hashtag. 

Facebook! Share this page today to let your friends know that #GivingTuesday is coming. 

Updates from our Volunteers and Supporters

Tuesday, Nov. 3


"Thirteen years ago I began volunteering at the Raptor Center to fulfill a lifelong dream: to learn about these fierce winged hunters, their lives, their biology, their individualities. And oh, joy, I found that the CRC is one of the very few raptor centers in this country where volunteers can be taught skills in handling the raptors practically from Day One. 
I'm still learning: it's my privilege and delight to observe and work with the birds who make their permanent home at the CRC, participating in our public programs, as well as the ones we are able return to health and to their wild lives."  
~ Sallie Reynolds, Volunteer