We realize that although you might really like to, you may not be in a position to donate to our Rescue at this time. But, did you know there are several ways to support us that are completely free?
Below are ways to support us...all without costing you a cent!
We are now a partner with the Kroger Community Rewards Program. Simply head to the Kroger Community Rewards website and sign in (if you already have an online account, or click "enroll" if you're not) and link your Kroger Plus Shopper's Card with us! In the search bar, type 71433 or the name of our organization, Central Mississippi Turtle Rescue. Click our name in the search results, and then click "enroll". That's it! Now, each time you shop at Kroger and use your rewards card, we'll receive a percentage of what you spend - at no extra cost to you!
With iGive, you shop online, and we get a donation...simple as that. Check it out at the link below, and sign up. Choose us as your charity. Then, when you shop online just use the iGive button, and we'll get a donation for every purchase you make. And, it's FREE!
Shop or sell, and support Central MS Turtle Rescue on eBay. Add us as your Favorite charity on eBay to set us as your preferred charity in eBay checkout. You will also be able to easily donate a portion of your proceeds to us when you sell on eBay and also get some of your seller fees waived and receive the tax credits. The eBay for Charity platform makes it all happen! Visit our charity page today and be part of a growing eBay community that has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to thousands of charities.
As a leading retailer of digital games and eBooks, Humble Bundle offers its customers the opportunity to support a charity with every purchase they make. As a partner, the Central MS Turtle Rescue has a unique link to Humble Bundle. If you use this link to make your purchases, we then benefit from a portion of the proceeds when selected products are purchased using this unique link. We receive 15% of each enabled Bundle purchase, 5% for each enabled Store purchase, and $10 for every new Humble Monthly subscription (some exclusions apply.)
Create a fundraiser to support Central MS Turtle Rescue on Facebook! Getting started is easy! Create your fundraiser, set a goal, and share it with your friends and family! Facebook takes care of the rest!
There's a chance that you work for an employer that will match the hours you spend volunteering for a nonprofit by providing donations to your favorite charity. Examples include ExxonMobil, Aetna, Verizon, Microsoft, Entergy MS, Allstate, and many others. Check with your employer to see if your volunteer hours can be matched, and then check out our volunteerpage to see how you can volunteer with the Central MS Turtle Rescue!
Benevity is a software company that powers corporate giving, volunteering, and grant-making solutions for hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies from around the globe, including Google, Apple, Coca-Cola, and Microsoft (to name a few). Our social mission is to help improve the way causes access and become eligible for corporate giving programs, and to modernize how they process and receive donation funds. Benevity facilitates donations (including payroll giving), corporate matching, grants, and volunteerism. Ask your employer about payroll giving or matching, or donations for volunteer hours!
SingleStickers.com lets you create a customized paw print sticker with an image of your own pet. When you choose us by putting shelter number MS15 in the codebox at checkout, SingleStickers donates a porton of the proceeds to us!
Unfortunately, Amazon has decided to do away with its Smile program effective February 20, 2023. We are incredibly saddened by this decision as many small nonprofits, including our own, will suffer because of it. Many of us depended on these quarterly donations. Even though they weren't huge contributions, we still relied on them for regular expenses such as purchasing food or supplies or for paying utilities. In an economy where individual donations have plummeted, having one of the the world's richest corporations step away from helping the little guy is quite disheartening.
Donate your unwanted stuff!
We're always in need of various items around the rescue. If you're doing some spring cleaning and have items to get rid of, check with us before throwing them out! We might just need what you don't want!
Below are examples of items we could use. This list isn't all-encompassing, though. Give us a call if you have items you want to donate!
Tubs and totes
Gardening and outdoor supplies
Blankets and insulating wraps
Stock tanks or IBC totes
Boats and fishing equipment (nets, etc.)
Deck boxes or other waterproof outdoor storage
Portable sheds and/or shed materials
For Spring 2023, here is a list of larger items we could really use.
Treated lumber - we can use any outdoor, treated lumber, but we would particularly appreciate 4x4's, 2x4's, 1x4's, or deckboards. We plan to start constructing 10-15 new box turtle enclosures during the slower winter months. This will likely cost $2000-$3000 in lumber alone. Any donated lumber would be greatly appreciated.
A good, used, flat bottom boat, with trailer if possible. One with a motor would be ideal, but these beggars are not choosers. Obviously, this would be for water rescues (turtles caught on trot lines, etc.)
Sheds and/or deck boxes. Over the years, we've given up our spare bedrooms, bathrooms, closets, and outdoor storage to make way for housing turtles. Now all our tools and supplies have nowhere to go. We could really use some waterproof outdoor storage like small sheds and/or deck boxes.
Fencing. We're hoping to build a fence around the perimeter of our property to deter unwanted visitors or wayward pets, that we can also electrify to keep predators out. We could use any and all fence boards, posts, electrical wire, chargers, controllers, etc.