Loved Beyond Measure…
For Mother’s Day, Give a Manatee!
For further information
Contact: Janice Nearing
Director of Public Relations
Phone: (407) 539-0990
For Immediate Release: April 17, 2018
Note: A high resolution jpeg (300 dpi) of a manatee image, a photo of Priya and her mom, and a photo of the handmade collectible manatee ornament, are available upon request.
Those looking to create a ‘feel-good’ day this Mother’s Day are encouraged to Adopt-A-Manatee® from Save the Manatee Club! Give a special, caring gift to mom, and at the same time help to protect imperiled manatees for generations to come.
A tax-deductible gift adoption of a real manatee for $25 includes a color photo, biography, and adoption certificate, plus a year’s membership in Save the Manatee Club, along with a membership handbook. Receive the official newsletter, The Manatee Zone, four times a year, as well as the Club’s e-newsletter, Paddle Tales, throughout the year. Choose from 34 Florida manatees that can be viewed at the Club’s website. Adoptions at the $35 level or more also include a collectible Mother’s Day ornament. Shipping is free if mailed within the United States.
Eight-year-old Priya Kapoor from Colorado, with a little help from her dad, decided to adopt playful Whiskers for her mom, Gina, last Mother’s Day. “My mom was very happy and excited to receive such a thoughtful gift and something that will make a difference for our planet,” says Priya. “I adopted a manatee for my mother because we both want to save animals and the environment.”
Save the Manatee Club, an international nonprofit 501(c) (3) manatee conservation organization, was co-founded in 1981 by singer/songwriter, Jimmy Buffett, and former U.S. Senator, Bob Graham, when he was governor of Florida. The Adopt-A-Manatee® program was started a few years later in 1984 as a means of raising funds to support the Club’s numerous conservation efforts, which include education and public awareness projects and extensive conservation work to protect manatees and their habitat.
“The manatees’ overall aquatic habitats have been and are being severely impaired by human actions, while other threats from boat-related injuries and mortalities, severe cold, and red tide outbreaks continue to increase,” says Patrick Rose, Executive Director of Save the Manatee Club. “Adoption program funds help to increase and expand our activities so that we are able to give every concern our very best effort.”
“Our family is very thankful for the work that Save the Manatee Club does,” says Priya. “Manatees are such gentle and majestic animals who need help to survive.”
Adopt-A-Manatee® for Mother’s Day by visiting Save the Manatee Club’s website or by calling toll free at 1-800-432-JOIN (5646). Shop the Club’s online catalog for more gift ideas for mom at shopsavethemanatee.org.
Note: A high resolution jpeg (300 dpi) of a manatee image, a photo of Priya and her mom, and a photo of the handmade collectible manatee ornament,, are available upon request.
Also, ask for the Club’s new print Mother’s Day public service advertisements, available in three sizes.