Whether it be to donors, a board of directors, employees, shareholders, or community members we know that you need to demonstrate the impact and successes that result from the grants, services, or volunteer hours that you give to your selected nonprofit organizations. As you move forward choosing the worthy organizations you’d like to support, please consider the following.
- Supporting the HWC is a great opportunity to support a mission that has both global and local impact. Hawai‘i holds a significant amount of the world’s threatened and endangered species and the HWC exists to reverse the extinction trend in our islands. Not only does this protect local biodiversity and the cultural value of these animals, but it preserves the world’s biodiversity as well.
- The HWC is the ONLY state-of-the-art, purpose-built facility in the entire Pacific Island region that meets all federal, state and local standards for accommodating a large-scale rescue effort targeting sick, injured or oiled native wildlife.
- We maintain complete, comprehensive records for our rescue, rehabilitation, research, public outreach and education programs and can provide this information to our partners to demonstrate clear, measurable impacts.
- The HWC is a professional organization run by ambitious, experienced staff members that are extremely passionate about what they do.
- The HWC serves the entire Hawaiian Island chain, extending to Midway and Kure Atolls. There are three airports within driving distance of the HWC facility and we hold a letter of collaboration with the Hawai‘i Wing of Civil Air Patrol for assistance arranging island-to-island transport of sick or injured birds when necessary. We are also in the process of developing satellites for wildlife stabilization before transport with programs on Hawai‘i Island, Oahu, Maui and Kaua‘i.
- Collaboration is extremely important to us. In addition to unanimous support by state and federal agencies, the HWC has official Memorandums of Agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the State of Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources, a formal agreement with the Kaua‘i Humane Society and a letter of collaboration with Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. More collaborations are in the works.
- The HWC has been highlighted as instrumental in the Kohala Schools Complex science and civic education programs, having done education programs with students from Kohala Middle & High Schools, Waimea Middle School, West Hawai‘i Exploration Academy, Kealakehe High School and Kohala Girl Scouts. Our goal is not simply to educate, it is to educate in a way that inspires people of all ages to get involved in a meaningful way.
- We love innovation. From experimenting with QR codes to increase the ease of donating to the utilization of webcams to make the birds in our care more accessible to the public without any added stress to animal, we are not afraid to explore new ideas that make what we do even more exciting and engaging.
- We always provide proper acknowledgement of support, utilizing tools like social media and our online newsletter to increase the visibility of, and excitement about, contributions made to the HWC.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like more information.