While monetary gifts to Born Free USA are vital to our caring for the primates, donations of items found on the Sanctuary Wish List are welcomed and provide you with a tax deduction. These items will enable Born Free USA to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for primates residing at the sanctuary. If you wish to purchase an item for the sanctuary, have questions or seek more specific details about a particular item, please visit the sanctuary wish list site on Amazon, send an e-mail to email@example.com, or call (830) 378-5775.
GPS units (Garmin, Magellan or similar) with worldwide application
Our director would benefit from a GPS when he patrols our 180-plus-acre site and, in particular, the 50-acre main enclosure.
1/2- or 3/4-inch sisal rope
Rope is needed to make swings and "ropeways" for the primates to play and exercise. (See a primate at play on a rope swing above.)
A small gas tiller
To help break up the soil so we can plant veggies for the monkeys.
Five water hoses; commercial-grade, 3/4-inch
We need the tough ones to withstand the south Texas climate!
Six leaf and garden rakes
We use these all of the time to clean enclosures and lock-out areas. (Here's one of our interns demonstrating correct rake use.)
To keep the monkeys cool during the summer (and monkeys like the water!).
4-wheeler or ATV
To help us get around the property as some areas are difficult to check with a regular-sized vehicle.
Truck — a half-ton running pickup (preferably automatic) with working A/C
We need this truck to help us deliver thousands of pounds of produce and feed the monkeys each week.