Wild Wish List

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WILD Center Seeking Item Donations

You may know that the WILD Center (Wild Ones Institute of Learning and Development) is the national headquarters of Wild Ones. What you may not know is, we strive to keep the WILD Center as self-sustaining as possible. Doing so enables us to keep operating expenses low and direct a larger percentage of dues and donations to furthering the Wild Ones mission.

What does this mean?

The WILD Center relies on donations of new or gently used equipment and tools to keep the organization running smoothly.  For instance, most of the furniture in the office has been donated over the years. Occasionally, some items need to be replaced. When that happens, we ask our supporters for help.

What is currently needed?

With spring finally upon us, it’s time for our amazing teams of volunteers to help spruce up the grounds so visitors can enjoy our native plants and marsh, along with the wildlife that make our native habitat their home. As you begin your spring cleaning projects, please consider donating any of the following yard items you may no longer need:

  • Tree branch loppers
  • Weed wrenches for pulling out buckthorn
  • String trimmer
  • Push mower
  • Donations for window-cleaning supplies

In addition to these outdoor tools, we are also in need of an indoor vacuum cleaner and a set of 4 or 5 cordless phones with an answering machine. If you’re eliminating your landline to go 100% cellular, please consider donating your phones to Wild Ones!

Update – We are very grateful to have received the following donations:

  • Vacuum cleaner – Dave and Karen E., Fox Valley Area Chapter
  • String trimmer and lopper – Charles S., Green Bay Chapter
  • Weed wrench – Tim and Joby M., Fox Valley Area Chapter

Thank you very much for your support! 

Can we borrow your tools or equipment?

We have several events each year where we have a crew of 20-40 people on-site to volunteer. If you live near Neenah WI, would you consider letting us borrow any of the following when we have a large group?

  • Tree branch loppers
  • Shovels
  • Tree-planting shovels
  • Weed wrenches

What next?

If you are interested in donating any of the above items to Wild Ones, please email [email protected].

If you would like to lend your tools for one of our volunteer events (traditionally in June, August, and October), please email [email protected] with the tool(s) you would be willing to lend us. Please ensure your name and contact information are on any equipment you lend to Wild Ones so we can return it to its proper owner when we are finished using it.

Thank you for your consideration!


2 Responses to “Wild Wish List”

  1. Charles Schwenk

    I have an Echo string trimmer that I would be happy to donate. I also have two tree branch lopers. One has a saw attachment and the other doesn’t. I can donate one and have the other available for whenever you need it.


    • janetrothe

      Hi Charles, We would love an Echo string trimmer! Thank you for thinking of us. The branch loper would also come in very handy. Let me know when you would like to drop them off. Just call 920-730-3986. Again, thanks so much!

      Janet Rothe