We need your help. Since COVID closures mid-March 2020, we have been unable to open the museum to the public.
Yet, the number of animals coming in through rescue has tripled. EcoVivarium is now home to nearly 300 reptiles, amphibians, and arthropods! Sadly, many of the new animals require extensive medical care. Our monthly operating expenses have ballooned to $20,000 or more per month between the increased medical and food expenses and much higher utility costs.
We have lost all of our normal revenue programs, parties, and outreach events. While we offer many virtual programs, the revenue is dramatically less. Our small dedicated staff works hard to ensure that each animal’s needs in our care are met. We are very fortunate to have a handful of amazing volunteers that assist with routine animal care and building maintenance. Without their continued hours of support, our monthly expenses would be even higher.
The animals at EcoVivarium depend on us for their very survival. Your generous support provides security to sanctuary animals, educational ambassadors, and our dedicated staff. Donations today ensure that we will be here tomorrow to provide unmatched hands-on education for students and the public once COVID restrictions are eased in the new year. We continue to support students at home and in schools with virtual educational offerings, but we need your financial assistance to continue to develop and offer these programs. We know this is a challenging time for everyone. Please know that we greatly appreciate your financial support.
As a reminder, many companies offer matching contributions to employee donations – please check with your employer today. We are happy to provide any necessary paperwork they may require.
Thank you for giving!