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Your donation helps provide care for the nearly 250 chimpanzees with:

  • three daily meals of fresh fruits and vegetables
  • first-rate medical care
  • enrichment activities that encourage natural behaviors

Donated funds:

  • help maintain the 12 three-acre island homes
  • allow chimps space and freedom to wander to their hearts content

Ways to Give:
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December Birthdays

Who doesn’t love presents?
The chimps do and they  most definitely deserve them!

Visit our wishlist to send goodies for the chimps.
A big pant-hoot thank you for your generosity and support! 

Samantha

December 6, 1992

Samantha Feb 2013 (4)

Alari

December 8, 1996

Alari 150x150

Holly

December 9, 1985

Holly chimpmas 2011

Lea

December 10, 1984

Lea 2

Kira

December 11, 1998

Spencer

December 14, 1986

Spencer 800

Tammy

December 16, 1983

Tammy (9)

Sable

December 16, 1999

Sable

Val

December 19, 1995

Val 11:7:14

Chrissy

December 20, 1994ChrissyBanner

Angie the 1st

December 21, 1987

Angie #1 June 2012

Dwight

December 24, 1992

Dwight

Cayenne

December 27, 1982

Cayenne2013

Doc

December 27, 1983

Doc tn

 

 

2017 Wish List Challenges – December: Nuts!

Our Wish List Challenges are 6-month to 1-year supplies of non-perishable items the chimps need and love the most.

Please help us reach our goals!

We can accept any item listed regardless of the month they are requested.

Click here to learn more about our Corporate Partners Program.

December: Nuts

Help us collect a 6-month supply of nuts. Nuts are used as enrichment and spread across the chimps’ 3-acre islands. This promotes activity and the chimps natural behavior of foraging for food.
Order through our Amazon Wishlist and items will ship directly to us.
You can also shop locally send items yourself.
Our shipping address is:

Save the Chimps
16891 Carole Noon Lane
Fort Pierce, FL 34945

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Month

Challenge

Goal

January

Laundry Detergent

1 Jaybee

Help us collect a 6-month supply of laundry detergent. Our chimpanzee residents love to nest in soft fleece blankets and each day the blankets are washed by our dedicated caregivers and hung to dry in the Florida sunshine. That means over 300 blankets are washed daily at Save the Chimps! Help us with the important task of keeping the chimps’ blankets clean and dry by donating laundry detergent. 360 bulk-size

February

Enrichment

10 Toys (1)

 

Help us collect a variety of enrichment items for the chimps. Enrichment is any item that promotes physical activity, mental stimulation, or play to ensure the chimpanzees’ well-being. We have added a variety of enrichment items to our Amazon Wishlist including toys, tools to create enrichment items such as food puzzles, hair brushes, and more! Take a look at the variety of items added. 

502 items (two per chimp!)

March

Raisins & Craisins

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Help us collect a 6-month supply of raisins and craisins. Raisins and craisins are used in a mixture of items that are spread across the chimps’ 3-acre islands. This promotes activity and the chimps natural behavior of foraging for food. They are also used in a variety of other enrichment items for the chimps including stuffed into pinecones and inside kongs.
Order through our Amazon Wishlist and items will ship directly to us.
350 lbs of each

April

Tools, Tools, Tools!

Special Needs Construction - Maintenance (3)

Maintaining 150-acres, 13 chimp buildings, 12 islands, and keeping over 250 chimpanzees happy and safe is a never-ending job. Help our dedicated maintenance team get the job done!

Order through our Amazon Wishlist and items will ship directly to us.

Click for photos of our hard-working maintenance team.

A variety of items

May

Nuts in Shells

Garfield eating Feb 2014 0

 

Mixed Nuts in shells are used as enrichment for the chimps. Scattering nuts and other treats across the islands promotes natural foraging behavior. Order through our Amazon Wishlist and items will ship directly to us. Almonds and pecans are a favorite! 1,300 lbs

June

Dried Fruit

kira-7-3-15

 

Dried fruit is a favorite treat of the chimps and is used in many enrichment devices. Enrichment promotes the chimps’ natural behavior of foraging for food and helps stimulate their intelligent minds. Order through our Amazon Wishlist and items will ship directly to us. 750 lbs

July

Laundry Detergent

1 Jaybee

Help us collect a 6-month supply of laundry detergent. Our chimpanzee residents love to nest in soft fleece blankets and each day the blankets are washed by our dedicated caregivers and hung to dry in the Florida sunshine. That means over 300 blankets are washed daily at Save the Chimps! Help us with the important task of keeping the chimps’ blankets clean and dry by donating laundry detergent.

August

Enrichment

10 Toys (1)

Help us collect a variety of enrichment items for the chimps. Enrichment is any item that promotes physical activity, mental stimulation, or play to ensure the chimpanzees’ well-being. We have added a variety of enrichment items to our Amazon Wishlist including toys, tools to create enrichment items such as food puzzles, hair brushes, and more! Take a look at the variety of items added.  500 items

September

Blankets

 

 Our original goal for September was for raisins and craisins however with Hurricane Irma plowing through the state we had many other requests. We would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of support we received when requesting blankets for the chimps after the storm. We received over 900! We will pick back up with our raisin goal at the start of October.

October

Raisins & Craisins

14 Arthur-foraging-for-enrichment-650x450

Help us collect a 6-month supply of raisins and craisins. Raisins and craisins are used in a mixture of items that are spread across the chimps’ 3-acre islands. This promotes activity and the chimps natural behavior of foraging for food. They are also used in a variety of other enrichment items for the chimps including stuffed into pinecones and inside kongs.
Order through our Amazon Wishlist and items will ship directly to us.
350 lbs of each

November

Dried Fruit

kira-7-3-15

 

Dried fruit is a favorite treat of the chimps and is used in many enrichment devices. Enrichment promotes the chimps’ natural behavior of foraging for food and helps stimulate their intelligent minds. Order through our Amazon Wishlist and items will ship directly to us. 750 lbs.

December

Nuts in Shells

Garfield eating Feb 2014 0

 

The chimps love nuts in shells. They are scattered on the island for enrichment. This promotes the chimps’ natural behavior of foraging for food and stimulates activity. The chimps have such strong teeth and jaws that they are able to crack the nuts themselves. The nuts especially useful for enrichment are almonds, walnuts, pecans, and pistachios. Order through our Amazon Wishlist and items will ship directly to us. 1,300 lbs.

Happy Thanksgiving

Puzzles after Pie!


We’re filled with gratitude for all you do to help beloved chimpanzee residents at the Sanctuary. Chimp families here love their pumpkins just like your family does.

 

After the pie is eaten, download and enjoy a Save the Chimps puzzle or two!

 

 

TODAY IS THE DAY!

 

Today is Giving Day for Apes—a day dedicated to raising awareness and individual giving in support of great apes in sanctuaries.

Please help Save the Chimps! 24-HOUR GOAL: $48,000

Last year’s campaign was an incredibile success! Thanks to our amazing supporters, we raised $51,269 from 551 supporters.

This year’s goal is to help to raise critical funding needed to continue to improve and expand the Sanctuary as we strive to enrich the lives of the current chimpanzee residents and prepare for those still to come.

Please donate now so we can reach our Giving Day for Apes goal.

Over the summer, supporters like you helped the Sanctuary begin to build new climbing structures. Today, there are more chimps in imminent need and the Sanctuary needs to be ready to welcome them home, and to begin construction of another island. This is a huge project and we need your help.

Giving Day for Apes is an amazing opportunity for the Sanctuary to win critical funding and bonus prizes.

  • Most money raised
  • Greatest number of individual donors
  • Plus random hourly $150 awards!

Help spread the word by forwarding this to your friends or sharing the event on Facebook.

If you’ve already given or have started your own Save the Chimps fundraiser, thank you!

In Gratitude,

Molly Polidoroff
Executive Director

A Giving Day for Apes Message from the Executive Director

You can help chimps just like Larry, Lisa Marie, and Pepsi come home to sanctuary by supporting the Giving Day for Apes fundraiser going on now.

We continue to be grateful for your support and thank YOU for everything you make possible for beloved chimpanzee residents of the Sanctuary. Over 800 are still awaiting retirement from research laboratories, entertainment, and the pet trade. Let’s bring more home.

In Gratitude,
Molly

Molly Polidoroff
Executive Director