Friends of Capron Park Zoo How You can Support the Friends and Capron Park Zoo
It has been said that in a city steeped in the rich history of the jewelry industry, Capron Park Zoo is the crown jewel of Attleboro. The Friends want to make sure that-with regular funding of continued improvements at the Zoo-this analogy will hold true for years to come.
Look around the zoo and see what the Friends have accomplished: over $300,000 in funding that has assisted in the construction of the new Picnic area, the Boardwalk, Lemur Islands, the Splashpad Playspace, White Lion acquisition and a host of other projects.
Funding must be an ongoing effort in order to ensure that the Zoo’s projects continue to get the funding that’s needed. When the Passport to Africa event was initiated, it was amazing how enthusiastic each Friends member and the community became when they realized this could be the start of a successful annual event that will showcase past efforts funded by the Friends and what the future holds. This year the Friends will be hosting the Passport to Mexico fundraising gala to help raise much needed funds for more projects at the zoo. The possibilities for new exhibits and projects at the Zoo are unlimited, and with your support we can make these visions a reality.
Other Ways You Can Support the Friends:
Check out our Events page and come to one of our exciting events! Young or old, there should be something to tempt you to come out and support our fundraising efforts. All proceeds go towards helping the zoo!
Buy a Magnet – For $4.00 each you can help support the zoo by purchasing one of our colorful magnets!
Individuals are more than welcome to contribute any amount or make a tribute gift – Please go to our Make a Tribute page here. It is these generous donations that make up a significant amount of our support. If you would like to make a contribution, please click on the button below, e-mail us for details, or mail your donation to: Friends of Capron Park Zoo, 201 County Street, Attleboro, MA 02703 Attn: Donations.
Members of the business community are also welcome to make donations. A special fund just recently set up with the help of one generous donor is the Veterinary Care Trust Fund. A corporate donation to the Friends is a great public relations vehicle to promote the charitable efforts of any business or corporation. If you have a business and are interested in making a donation, please contact us.
Here are a few examples of what we do with the funds that are raised through donations and events.
2008 – Donated $94,000 towards the Boardwalk and Pond renovation.
2008 – Donated $15,000 to bring Ramses the rare White African Lion along with his ladies Nayala and Kayla to the zoo.
2009 – Donated $39,500 to fund the Splash Pad.
2010 – Donated $45,000 to build the new picnic area