How You Can Help

The Center for Avian Rehabilitation and Education is made possible by your private donations, as we receive no public funding. Our adoption fees help to cover some expenses such as veterinary exams and treatment. The sales of our volunteer-made Chip ‘n Chew Toys also supplement our income. When you visit the Center, these toys can be found in the front retail area along with other supplies, food, perches, cages, gifts, and more. All profit from these items also benefit our birds. There are several other ways you can donate:


Everyone at CARE is a volunteer, and we always welcome new helpers. Join us! Your first step is to complete our volunteer application.

Monetary Donations

Monetary donations can be made when visiting the Center, by sending a check, or online via Paypal. Because we are a non-profit organization, these donations are tax-deductible. If you wish to help cover our veterinary expenses, you can either send us a check made out to Brook-Falls Veterinary Hospital & Exotic Care or make a direct donation if you are there.

Other Donation

You may wish to donate items of your choice – see our Wish List for ideas!

Custom Portraits

Are you looking for a special way to capture your bird’s beauty and spirit? Let talented artist Mary Hughes paint a personalized, close-up portrait of your friend! Mary has graciously agreed to donate a portion of the proceeds from each portrait to CARE, so please mention that you heard about her through us when you place your order. For more information, including pricing, visit her website. You may also e-mail her at: Mary Hughs

* Please check back at this page in the near future – some samples of her breathtaking work will be posted soon!

Windy City Parrot


By now, you will have noticed the Windy City Parrot icon (above) on the pages of this website. If you click on it, you will be taken to their online store. They provide just about everything you need for your avian companions! If you plan to place an order, please visit our site first and click on one of those blue icons –  the company donates 5%  of every sale originating from those links to our Center! It’s a simple way to make a donation; add our Home Page to your Favorites  list and it gets even easier. And  when your birds are enjoying their new things, you’ll know that you have also helped the birds at CARE. It’s a win-win situation!

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You may have seen the bracelets that CARE has been selling for several months. They are made of Swarovski crystal and sterling silver; they are beautiful and classy. An easy to use magnetic clasp and special charm top off each bracelet.

These bracelets are handmade by a friend of the shelter, and she has agreed to accept custom orders in addition to supplying CARE with some bird-themed ones. Earrings and necklaces are also available. Custom orders are made with your choice of colors, sizes, and various charms (not just bird-themed). A portion of the proceeds from the same of each piece of jewelry will be donated to CARE. Please contact for more information and to place an order.

You can purchase them in the online store.