In Defense of Animals
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Support from Around the World 

Watch a video of the sanctuary and Dr. Sheri Speede

Learn more about the illegal ape meat trade

We understand most people are not able to travel to Africa, yet care passionately about chimpanzees and want to support our work. Volunteers around the world can make a huge difference from the comfort of their own homes. Check out the list of volunteer opportunities below and start making a difference today!

House Parties
Host a party and help save lives! House parties are a fun and easy way to generate important funds for In Defense of Animals-Africa. The concept is easy and planning can be as simple as inviting over your closest friends, but we can help!  Request a Planning Guide.

Wish List
Check out our Wish List to see how you can help support the Rescue Center!

Join eScrip
eScrip is proven to be a fantastic resource for fundraising! Participating business partners contribute a percentage of your grocery loyalty cards, credit card and debit/ATM card purchases to IDA-Africa. Your purchases are tracked and available to you online, allowing you to see just how much you are contributing. Register your store and credit cards using the Group Name "In Defense of Animals - Africa" (Actually, "In Def" is enough) or the Group ID 149925618. Start raising money today!

Honors/Memorials
Honor or remember someone with a gift of compassion. Donate to IDA-Africa on behalf of a friend and we will recognize your gift with a special note to express your generosity.  Honor a Birthday, Wedding, Engagement, Birth, Graduation, Holiday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, an achievement or simply just because - your gift will showcase your thoughtfulness and help save lives!

Birthday Parties
Host a jungle themed party and ask for donations instead of birthday presents. Print out stories of your favorite chimpanzees at Sanaga-Yong Center to share with your guests. Provide a vegaterian menu and talk about the problems associated with the international trade in ape meat. Be sure to thank everyone for their kindness and generosity!

Poker (or other game) Parties
Take advantage of your friends' competitive natures or willingness to play and host a game party. Charge a “buy in” fee and donate the money to IDA-Africa! Ask local businesses for gift cards or fun donations for prizes.

Campaigns of Compassion
Review our Wish List and Sponsorship Program and pick a passion. Then campaign for your favorite chimpanzee(s) or needed wish list item. Ask friends, family, neighbors, businesses and anyone you think can help your campaign. These campaigns can make great Service Learning Projects, too!  Don’t forget the old stand bys - they are tried and true and a lot of fun!
• car wash
• book sale
• bake sale
• dvd and games sale

Start a Walk or Run
Love to walk or run? Or looking for a way to unite as many people as possible for our chimpanzee friends in Africa?  A walk/run event can be a great way to build support and establish a community tradition. Your intiative could lead to an international event. Are you ready for the commiment? We need your help.

Auction
Auctions are a great way to raise funds for IDA-Africa. Ask your artist friends to donate their work; your dentist to offer a free cleaning; your favorite spa to donate a package; restaurants, your local bookstore, community coffeeshops to donate gift certificates. Any place you like to shop is most likely a place your friends will enjoy shopping. Gather as many goods and services as possible and then invite as many people as possible to come to your event. The donations will make a huge difference in the lives of the orphaned chimpanzees and the businesses that donated receive wonderful goodwill and exposure.

Leveraging Business
Cause Marketing not only helps IDA-Africa, it also gives business partners the opportunity to build loyalty among consumers, gain positive exposure and attract new traffic. Ask your local businesses and your employer to donate a portion of sales, host or sponsor an event or rally their employees to fundraise on behalf of IDA-Africa. E-mail IDA-Africa for more details and contract agreements.

Tabling and Leafleting
Awareness is key to the success of IDA-Africa's mission. You can help spread the word about the plight of endangered chimpanzees by passing out information throughout your comminity and/or hosting a table at local events. Contact IDA-Africa for materials and some tips on how to get started.

Food Fight
Illegal trade in ape meat is one of the primary reasons great apes are in danger. You can educate your friends and family by sharing the plight endangered chimpanzees and gorillas. Knowledge is power and giving a voice to those in need is arguably the greatest gift you can give.

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