What Your Gift Supports
Did you know the Sea Turtle Hospital at the UF Whitney Laboratory relies on charitable giving to operate?
Donations go directly to support the Sea Turtle Hospital at Whitney Laboratory to provide rehabilitation, research and education for sea turtle conservation with worldwide impact.
Our successes together wouldn’t be possible without the continued support of Sea Turtle friends like you!
Sea Turtle Hospital Adopt a Washback
Washbacks are this year's sea turtle baby hatchlings that have made it out to the line of Sargassum seaweed, over 50-100 miles in the ocean! With fall storms and strong ocean currents and winds they are pushed all the way back onto the beach and need our help to survive. They used all their energy for that big swim!Join us to help support hundreds of washback sea turtles we care for at the Sea Turtle Hospital each season and celebrate the hospital's 5th Anniversary by symbolically ADOPTING A WASHBACK, named by you! When you make a gift you will receive a personalized washback adoption certificate within 24 hours of your donation via email. Your turtle support keeps the Sea Turtle Hospital going strong! Adoption only available until October 31!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS DONOR WALL
Frequently Asked Questions
All UF Whitney Laboratory alumni, families and friends can symbolically adopt a washback cared for at the Sea Turtle Hospital at UF Whitney Laboratory through October 31. When you make your transaction, you will get the chance to specify the name you would like to appear on your washback adoption certificate.
WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY CERTIFICATE?Once you complete your transaction, you will receive an email to the email address you specify with a PDF certificate attachment within 24 hours.
IS THERE A MINIMUM GIFT AMOUNT?Yes, you must make a gift of $1 or more to symbolically adopt a washback and receive a personalized certificate.
CAN I SYMBOLICALLY ADOPT MULTIPLE WASHBACKS?Yes, but only if you make multiple transactions. Only one washback certificate will be emailed per transaction. If you'd like to make a larger gift for more adoptions please contact Jessica Long, email@example.com.
WILL MY CONTRIBUTION BE TAX DEDUCTIBLE?Yes, you will receive a tax receipt via email after you make a gift.