Giving Tuesday December 2

The Living Coast Discovery Center is participating in Giving Tuesday, a national initiative designed to encourage individuals to give to non-profits during a dedicated day of giving. There is a day for giving thanks, a day for deals, a day for shopping small, and a day for shopping online, but December 2, 2014 is a special day for giving back to the community.

Please consider making a gift in support of our animal ambassadors on #GivingTuesday.

Our goal is to raise $5000 in support of our animals during this 24-hour on-line campaign. If you would like to give, please visit our wish list.  Thanks in advance for choosing to support the animals that call the Living Coast home on #GivingTuesday!

If you have any questions about Giving Tuesday, please contact: Jessica LaFave at 619-409-5900 or

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What your donation supports

Jaws! (Our toothy friends)- $49
Your donation could help purchase equipment such as filters, chillers, pumps, skimmers, hoses, and other items that aren’t flashy, but necessary to keep the Leopard Sharks’ habitat in great condition. Give now.

Home is Where the Heart is! – $30
Your donation helps us make perches, swings, feeding platforms, and the plants and trees to make our Burrowing Owls feel right at home! Give now.

Octopus Garden! – $13
Your donation could help keep our intelligent inverts, like Howie the Giant Pacific Octopus, busy and engaged! Give now.

 Here Comes the Sun! – $22
Your donation will not only help to provide sunning supplies but also tasty treats for Indy and other reptiles at the Living Coast! Give now.

Go Fish!  – $25
Your donation could provide much needed items to help keep Mr. Moray and his fishy friends healthy all year long! Give now.

 Handle with Care! – $40
Your donation could help us purchase the equipment needed to safely handle our birds so they can continue to be ambassadors and educate people about their species and habitats. Give now.

TLC for Wildlife! – $75
Your donation could help provide veterinary visits and check-ups, medical equipment, and supplies needed for long term care of Sapphire and other animals with special needs. Give now.


What is #Giving Tuesday?
We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

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