The last few months have been the height of the turtle season in Playa Viva. The all volunteer team has released 27,000 plus turtles last month. But the bad news is that overall, they have released 30% fewer turtles than last year and the reason for these lower results is that the volunteers just don’t have the same support as last year and are in vital need of key resources. As a result, for this holiday season, we have started a small charitable giving campaign to raise $10,000 for a new 4×4 vehicle and gas to keep the volunteers reaching and rescuing as many baby turtles as possible.
How are we doing this? We have partnered with several organizations. First, the Oceans Foundation has agreed to serve as a clearing house for charitable giving. This way, you can make a donation and it will be tax deductible. We are asking you to give $100 (for adults) and $10 (for children). Go to the following link or go to www.oceansfdn.org and click on the “Donate Now” link. On the Donate page, you will see this:
||I’d like to make this donation
on behalf of in memory of Please send acknowledgement of this gift to:
(email address or postal address)
Make sure to click “on behalf” and write in the blank either: “La Tortuga Feliz” or “Playa Viva Turtle Sanctuary”. This will guarantee that your donation will directed to this campaign. You can also send an email acknowledgment to email@example.com. If you would like to send a check, please make it payable to “Oceans Foundation” and on the memo or for line please write “La Tortuga Feliz at Playa Viva”. Mail checks to our address: Playa Viva LLC, 20 Melrose Court, San Mateo, CA 94402.
Also, the good folks at GreaterGood Network/CharitiesUSA.com, LLC have partnered with us on click-to-save program that will direct matching funds. We recommend highly that you visit their website and participate in their click-to-save programs.
Please let us know if you have any questions or if you have any ideas on how to help these volunteers continue their great work in saving more turtles.
Thank you for your donation and support.