Help MARS Help Wildlife

We are grateful for your support. If you have any questions regarding a donation, please contact us.

Local Giving

Great ways for our Comox Valley & Campbell River neighbours to help MARS.

Give a Gift-in-Kind.

One method of gifting that we could not do with out is the gift-in-kind.  Building materials, labour, food for birds and animals, hospital supplies, veterinary expenses, crafting, caregiving, and office administration are just some of the many areas where the gift of giving need not be cash. Please contact us if you have special ways you’d like to give.

Become a Member.

Join us in supporting the rehabilitation of injured, ill, and orphaned wildlife on North Vancouver Island.

Donate Now: Once or Monthly.

It takes less than 5 minutes. We particularly appreciate monthly donations because they make it easier for us to budget for wildlife needs over longer periods.  We can also take charge card contributions over the phone at (778) 428-1990 or you can send or drop off a cheque if that is more convenient.

Help us Expand Our Wildlife Hospital

In the last four years our patient load has doubled. Please help us build the next phase of our hospital.

Attend a Wildlife Release.

For $100, attend the release of a rescued and rehabilitated animal.

Sponsor a building.

Service groups, businesses, and individuals can support wildlife recovery by donating supplies or expertise to build specialized enclosures for mammals and birds.

e-transfers gratefully accepted!

If e-transferring is more convenient, please send to  Please include your full name and address if a tax reciept is required and indicated that the e-transefer is for donation. Thank you!

Barred Owl Baby

Donate a Vehicle.

Donate a Car Canada accepts vehicle donations for MARS Wildlife Rescue Centre. Free towing is provided in most areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. When you donate your car, truck, RV, boat, or motorcycle to MARS Wildlife Rescue Centre through Donate A Car Canada, it will either be recycled or sold at auction (depending on its condition, age and location). Donate a Car Canada will look after all the details to make it easy for MARS Wildlife Rescue Centre to benefit. After your vehicle donation is complete, you will receive a tax receipt and we will put your gift to good use. Please click here to donate a vehicle.

Click to view full PDF document from Canada Revenue Agency.


MARS will gladly provide a tax receipt for the value of goods donated. As a federally registered charity, we are bound to operate in accordance with Canada’s taxation laws. Here is a quick guide for you to determine how tax receipts are defined.
Please don’t hesitate to contact MARS if you aren’t certain if your donation would qualify for a tax receipt.

Leave a legacy.

Include a charitable gift in your will.

A bequest to a charity can bring tax savings for your estate. Contact your financial advisor about ways that you can create a lasting legacy for wildlife.

Make MARS the beneficiary.

of your life insurance policy or donate the life insurance policy during your lifetime and receive a charitable tax receipt for the cash surrender value of the policy.

Name MARS as the beneficiary of your RRSP or RRIF.

There is no need to change your will when renaming a beneficiary to an insurance policy or RRSP/RRIF

Set up a living trust, known as a “charitable remainder trust”.

of cash assets and receive a charitable receipt for your donation. During your lifetime any interest, income or dividends will be paid to you as taxable income but, upon your death, the assets in the trust go to the charity you have chosen.

Donate stock, mutual funds or securities.

You do not have to pay capital gains tax on these investments when they are donated to a charity.

Make a gift of residential property.

to a charity like MARS and retain the right to use the property during your lifetime or for a specified period.

Your Support is Appreciated

Finally, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has already donated to MARS.  We couldn’t have made it this far without you.

MARS began its historic journey with Mary Jane Birch and her love for wildlife, but because of your ongoing generosity and support MARS now belongs to the entire community.

Thank you for any support you are able to offer MARS.  We hope you will become a member and join us in our work to help wildlife.