SOAR #GivingTuesday Goal

We’re almost ready to turn the calendar over to December. Wasn’t it just August and we were tired of heat and humidity? Lately, my husband and I have been checking off the usual fall rituals of the Midwest.

SOAR is also going through seasonal rituals of getting ready for the cold and snow of an Iowa winter. Birds admitted that migrate south and are ready for release have been released! Freezers are being stocked with quality food to feed the steady intake of patients. Some Education Ambassadors swap accommodations so those that can tolerate the cold of winter (snowy owl) are moved outside and others inside. Other rituals are the thanks and appreciation that we give to our friends, volunteers, supporters, and donors. Not one of us can do this job alone… to fulfill the three-fold mission of SOAR (raptor rehabilitation, education, and research) it takes us all.

Thanks to everyone that follows our work and supports what SOAR does through visiting our website, our Facebook page, attending a program, sending us items off our Amazon Wish List, and donating money. We appreciate you!

If you’ve been following along the last few years, you know that just around the corner is #GivingTuesday.

#GivingTuesdayMark November 29, 2016 on your calendar as a special day to support SOAR. For #GivingTuesday 2016, we have a fundraising goal of $4,000 AND to grow our monthly donor base by at least 5 new monthly donors! Details about the many ways to support SOAR can be found here.

… and… we hope to have a special treat for you on #GivingTuesday – November 29, 2016! Stay tuned…

Watch the website and Facebook page to learn about what we’re putting this year’s #GivingTuesday donations towards!

Thank you for caring about our feathered friends and the wildness they call home. Thank you for helping us return all that we can back to their wild home! If you grew up with Dr. Seuss like I did, the words of the Lorax may ring in your head, too. “UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

“Every one matters.” Every raptor and migratory bird that can be helped… matters. Every admit that we are able to release… matters. Every person that attends a SOAR program…  matters.

Every donation… matters.

All the best,



Linette Bernard
Communications Director