Australian Charity of the Month – International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
~ January 2019
IFAW is a global non-profit organization that protects animals and the places they call home. Their vision is a world where animals are respected and protected. With offices in 15 countries and projects in more than 40 countries, IFAW rescues individual animals, safeguard populations, preserve habitat, and advocate for a better future.
Founded in 1969, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) saves individual animals, animal populations and habitats all over the world. With projects in more than 40 countries, International Fund for Animal Welfare provides hands-on assistance to animals in need, whether it’s dogs and cats, wildlife and livestock, or rescuing animals in the wake of disasters. They also advocate saving populations from cruelty and depletion, such as their campaign to end commercial whaling and seal hunts.
Their holistic conservation approach includes reducing the demand and exploitation of wildlife at the source. IFAW works together with communities and enforcers to shut down poaching networks and provide rehabilitation and release of orphan animals back into the wild. IFAW is there to respond in the wake of global disasters and strongly advocates for animals through expert research and the provision of solutions to the greatest threats to our planet’s populations and habitats.
A member of the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), their comprehensive team includes rescue workers, conservation specialists, rural community development experts, wildlife crime prevention and enforcement professionals, veterinarians, policy experts, campaigners, scientists, educators and the highest quality support staff all driven by a determination to help animals in need.
Every dollar raised, no matter how big or small will help IFAW continue to provide the valuable services they provide. By being mindful of the choices we make and the opportunities we are provided to make a difference, we can help IFAW fulfill their commitment to global leadership, innovation and the continued provision of hands-on assistance to animals and communities in need.
Shop it Forward is one of those opportunities. If you don’t have extra money to donate or would like to contribute more, consider how your first time online shop at Woolworths could provide up to $10 towards IFAW meeting their fundraising goals. Woolworths is just 1 of over 500 retailers committed to contributing a portion of the money you spend online when you make the choice to Shop it Forward. Every purchase you make could be raising money for IFAW or another cause of your choice. Start Shopping it Forward today and make a difference!
If you want to find a way to help animals in distress, whatever the cause, you can do so right by visiting the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s website.