You Can Help
3 Easy Ways You Can Help Gorillas Now
“Fifty years after Dian started her work, I’m honored to help carry on her legacy. Together we can help save these beautiful creatures.”– Ellen
Ellen’s right. We can help save one of our closest relatives, but it takes a team, and you are a very important part of that team.
It’s easier than you might think to help the gorillas! Here are 3 ways you can be part of saving gorillas in the wild right now
When you tell others about the gorillas, you’re raising awareness and being a conservation leader. Sharing can take many forms:
Conversations: Discuss your passion for gorillas!
Events: Join the many people, old and young, who have hosted an event supporting gorillas and The Ellen Fund!
Speeches & Presentations: Share your passion in front of others, from class presentations to TEDx speeches.
The more you know about these amazing creatures, the harder it is to ignore the challenges they face (and the easier it is to share!). Here are some quick resources for learning:
Check out our Gorillas page, with tons of fun facts and videos >
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund has great information on the gorillas here >
We can’t do this without YOU. It truly takes a community to band together to help the gorillas, and so anything you can give, big or small, supports efforts to ensure the long term health of the mountain gorillas.
The least we can do is show the same compassion for gorillas as they do for us. And I happen to know a great way you can do that: Donate to The Ellen Fund. Every dollar counts. One dollar, five dollars, one hundred dollars, one hundred thousand dollars. I’m not saying take out a second mortgage on your house, but I’m not not saying that.
Donations are the lifeblood of any organization. Until we’ve completed the campus, all funds go directly towards The Ellen DeGeneres Campus at The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, in order to help save the endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda and beyond.
Direct donations are accepted, with the benefits of a happy heart, as well as the potential tax benefits from a US 501(c)3 donation.
In addition, fundraisers are a fantastic way to not only raise funds, but to also raise awareness. We’ve seen lemonade stands hosted by talented kids, celebrity auctions, business events, and everything in between.
Awareness is also a key ingredient of The Ellen Fund’s success. Whether you’re creating that fundraiser, or sharing our newsletter or social media post, or you’re discussing it with friends — getting the word out helps grow a global community of concerned, active conservation leaders.
Finally, it never hurts to learn more about the mountain gorillas, the danger they’re in, the closeness we share as humans, and what’s being done to try and save them.
Support gorillas with a donation to The Ellen Fund of $500 or more before Jan 1, 2019, and we'll send you one of these limited edition plushie gorillas with green hoodie and printed thank you tag!
And 25 lucky donors of any amount who also give us a social media shout-out with #WeNeedGorillas will win a plushie gorilla! (Just donate on this page, then make a post under the same name on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #WeNeedGorillas ... winners to be notified by an in-app message during the first week of January!)