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"Fill the Barn" for Wildlife

Our volunteer, Cathy, has launched the “Fill the Barn” campaign via Canada Helps to raise funds to expand our facility to accommodate larger numbers of animals.  From turtles in the pond to bear cubs in the pasture to eagles on the roof, each animal you symbolically “adopt” will help us to help real animals at Turtle Pond Wildlife Centre!  Find all the details, and donate to that campaign here. 

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Turtle Pond Merchandise now Available

Wear our tees and hoodies proudly, and show your love for our wildlife. All net-proceeds support animal care at Turtle Pond Wildlife Centre. We've partnered with local custom tee-shirt shop, Klazine, in the Place Bonaventure Mall in Chelmsford to produce our tees. 

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We've Teamed Up with Plantables!

Updated July 3rd: Now closed for the 2021 planting season. Thanks to all who supported our campaign! 

Help us raise money and fill your garden with organic fruits & veggies! Pre-order your plants, stay safe, and avoid the garden-centre crowds by having plants delivered to your door at just the right time to plant! No garden? No problem! Most plants are also happy in containers. Plants are grown in Lambton Shores, Ontario. 10% of sales made with our code - TURTLEPOND - will support animal care at the centre. Click the more info link below to learn more, or go straight to They have an excellent FAQ page that should answer any questions you may have. Don't forget to enter our code, TURTLEPOND, before checking out. Happy gardening! 

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Online auction 2022

Our popular online silent auction was a success in 2021.  We are so grateful to everyone who donated, bid, volunteered to help, and shared the link! Thank you! Together we raised over $12,500 for animal care at the centre!  If you'd like to donate an item to our 2022 auction, please let us know by completing this online form by March 18, 2022. (Visit the 2021 auction site for ideas.) The 2021 auction received nearly 35,000 page views and over 1,600 bids. Donors receive a link from their item page to their website or Facebook page, so it's also a good opportunity to promote your business too! 

Send us an e-mail if you have any questions. 

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Facebook and PayPal Giving Fundraisers

Turtle Pond Wildlife Centre is now listed with PayPal Giving Fund Canada, so we're eligible to be a beneficiary of both Facebook fundraisers and PayPal Giving fundraisers! (If you're on Facebook, you may see your friends posting these fundraisers around their birthdays.) If - at some point - you'd like to create a fundraiser on Facebook, log in to your Facebook account, search for "fundraisers" in your Facebook search bar (while on newsfeed page), and then follow the prompts. It'll automatically create a personalized page that you can share with your Facebook friends. Donors to your fundraiser will receive an automatic tax receipt from PayPal Giving Fund Canada via an email from Facebook. Donations are in Canadian funds. It's never been so easy to help!

With PayPal Giving Canada, you can also donate via your PayPal account or mobile app. If you make Turtle Pond Wildlife Centre a "favourite" charity, an option to donate $1 will pop up when you're paying for online purchases with PayPal. You can even invite friends to contribute by sharing a PayPal Giving Fund Fundraiser. It all adds up. 

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Turtle Pond's Wish List 

Some prefer to contribute items we can always use instead of monetary donations. We appreciate those donations as well!  To make it easier, we created an online registry of items. It's just like shopping online, but the selected item is shipped straight to the centre! It's especially handy during times of physical distancing. 

If you prefer to to shop locally, please click here for a simple list of items.

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In 2020, we were granted registered charity status and are able to issue tax receipts for donations.  Small charities run by volunteers don't have a lot of time or money for website development and e-commerce, but through this site, an amazing array of fundraising tools are available to help us, and we welcome your involvement. You can make tribute donations to loved ones (ie. birthdays, in memoriam donations), request pledges for a sporting event (charity walk, etc.) - all this for at the cost of nothing but a few minutes of your time. The environmental movement asks us to think globally and act locally. This is a great way to do just that.  (And you'd be amazed at what happens when you simply ask.)

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Questions about fundraising for Turtle Pond Wildlife Centre? E-mail  If you'd like to be notified by email about future fundraisers, please complete this online form