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GiveBIG challenge: Help us create more wonder, more wild

Posted by: Kate Neville, External Relations

Save the date!

Next Thursday, June 23, the Seattle Foundation is promoting GiveBIG, a communitywide day of online giving to local non-profits.

On this day, gifts to Woodland Park Zoo made through the GiveBIG event will be stretched by the Seattle Foundation. This is especially exciting because every dollar will go towards our Campaign for More Wonder More Wild that will not only support our ongoing commitment to animal care, conservation and education, but also help us to build a new, naturalistic exhibit complex for tigers and Asian bears.
Our community needs more wonder. Our world needs more wild. Here’s how you can help make that happen:

1) On June 23, from 7:00 a.m. to midnight, visit the zoo’s page on the Seattle Foundation website

2) Click the red DONATE NOW button and make a donation to the zoo through our Seattle Foundation page (this is the only way your gift will count towards the GiveBIG event)

3) Funds from a stretch pool created by the Seattle Foundation and local businesses will automatically be added to your gift. The more money we raise on GiveBIG day, the more money we receive from the stretch pool!

Here's what your gift to the zoo can do…

$20 supports one day of conservation research for our partners, working with raptors in eastern Washington, hornbills in Thailand or orangutans in Borneo.

$25 supports one day of daily care for one of the zoo's ocelots.

$55 supports the daily care of one of the zoo's Malayan sun bears.

$500 brings an up-close animal encounter to a local classroom.

$750 supports one month of fresh browse for the zoo's animals.

$2,000 supports western pond turtle recovery for one month, helping re-establish these state-endangered animals in their native habitat right here in the Pacific Northwest.

All gifts support the zoo’s More Wonder More Wild campaign and a gift of any size makes a difference!

Let’s get the whole community involved. Be sure to RSVP for GiveBIG on the Seattle Foundation’s Facebook page and spread the word about the event to your friends! You can learn more about our Campaign for More Wonder More Wild and how to get involved beyond the GiveBIG event at Thanks for your support!

Images: Tiger exhibit artist's concept rendering by Scott Taylor, orangutan photo by Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Program, all other photos by Ryan Hawk/Woodland Park Zoo. Video produced by Trifilm Productions, Ryan Hawk, Phil O'Sullivan, Bettina Woodford.