This store features a collection of artwork donated by artists to benefit loon rescue based out of Minnesota. 100% of the profit will benefit this organization and they will use the funds where they can do the most good.
The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center (WRC) is one of the largest independent veterinary hospitals for wildlife in the country. From its roots as a student organization at the University of Minnesota in 1979 admitting 50 animals, WRC now treats nearly 9,000 injured animals from among more than 200 species each year. In addition, WRC sponsors robust wildlife medicine education programs in cooperation with the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and other vet schools nation-wide. More than 500 people volunteer at WRC donating a total of 38,000 hours of time –the equivalent of more than 18 full-time employees.
Each year WRC treats dozens of large waterfowl including the Common Loon. Medical care for loons is quite specific, and expensive, requiring special handling, caging and nutrition. From the Gulf oil spill to the water quality of northern lakes, Minnesota's beautiful state bird faces unprecedented challenges. WRC provides medical care to help preserve and protect this magnificent bird and its iconic call.
WRC is 501(c)(3) organization that is supported entirely on donations from the public."
Please feel free to donate to them directly!
Make checks payable to WRC, 2530 Dale St, Roseville, MN 55113. (in the note/subject line of your check, please include "art for loon rescue” Attn: Phil Jenni
If you would like to donate a painted image of yours for this cause, please email a large, high resolution image of your artwork and a note giving permission to use it for this purpose, a description of your artwork, and all contact information.including your website, if you have one.
You will still own the copyright to your artwork. You are granting a license for us to use it for this cause. At any point you wish for us to discontinue using it, let us know and we'll take it down.
Thank you for all that you can do to help!!
Jane Freeman and Nicholas Jackson