How You Can Help

Wishlist

wishlist.jpgIn addition to cash donations, the Center for Great Apes is always in need of food, enrichment items, and supplies. We welcome gifts of all kinds. From applesauce and gardening tools to blankets and Kong toys, the sanctuary and apes appreciate your help! Support of this nature is considered a gift in-kind and is eligible for tax deductions under charitable giving as defined by the IRS.

You can also purchase many of these items and more on our Amazon Wish List! Center for Great Apes appreciates everyone who donates to us through Amazon. Please note, however, we are not told who the gift is from unless you choose to include a ‘gift note.’ Please include your name as well as an email address and/or mailing address. If you do, we can send you a thank you and donation receipt. We are VERY appreciative!

Ape Enrichment

  • Heavy plastic toys (Little Tykes, etc.)
  • Kong toys
  • Jolly Balls (large 10" size)
  • Scrub brushes for the apes' water play
  • Giant plastic tubs or horse water tubs
  • Durable Rubbermaid storage bins
  • Plastic hard hats
  • Sprinklers - garden & children's
  • Cloth garden gloves
  • Canvases for art
  • Children's heavy-duty Board Books
  • Large rubber or plastic traffic cones
  • Butcher paper, adding machine or register tape  

Ape Habitat Preservation

  • Biodegradable Laundry detergent (preferably unscented)
  • Rakes, Shovels, Pitchforks
  • Heavy-duty 5/8" garden hoses
  • Hose nozzles-straight
  • Gardening tools - spades, pruners, branch clippers, tree trimmers
  • Power extension cords – heavy duty
  • Nail guns, hammers, screw drivers, crescent wrenches, punches 

Ape Food & Food Prep

  • Any fresh fruit or vegetables good for human consumption and not overly ripe
  • Brown paper lunch bags
  • Applesauce (unsweetened)
  • Fresh Fruit: Mangos, Starfruit, Lychee, Jackfruit, Persimmons, Pomegranates
  • Dried fruit (Raisins, berries, prunes)
  • Unsweetened cereals
  • Peanut or nut butters
  • Apple Juice (low-sugar)
  • Gatorade
  • Coconuts  
  • Nuts, peanuts or mixed nuts (unsalted and shelled)
  • Spiru-Tein shake mix or Whey protein
  • Paper products - paper towels, bags, toilet paper (Septic-safe)
  • Brooms and Mops
  • 13, 30 & 55 Gallon trash bags

Ape Healthcare

  • Pedialyte (fluid replacement)
  • Chewable Baby Aspirin (81mg)
  • Chewable Vitamin C
  • OFF Mosquito repellant - Family or Kids
  • Blankets - Polar Fleece (no quilts)
  • Cotton or Wool blankets (tightly woven)
  • Fans (outdoor, heavy duty)

Big Wishes

  • Golf carts, golf cart batteries & tires
  • ATVs
  • Refrigerators and Freezers
  • Washing Machines
  • Clothes Dryers  

Gift Cards

  • Wal-Mart
  • Home Depot
  • Lowe's
  • Tractor Supply
  • Amazon

Ship to address: P.O. Box 488, Wauchula, FL 33873

We appreciate your generous donations of in-kind gifts. If you live within driving distance of the sanctuary and prefer to drop off your donation, please call us at 863-767-8903 to schedule a date and time. Please note the Center for Great Apes is closed to the public; arrangements must be made in advance to drop off donations.

Photo Credit: Jo-Anne McArthur courtesy of NEAVS