Other Ways to Give

Giving from a Donor Advised Fund? 

Use the DAF Direct form on this page to send a gift to The Buttonwood Park Zoological Society. Our Tax ID # is 04-2661467.

Gifts of appreciated Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds are gratefully accepted.

IRA Charitable Distribution

If you are over the age of 70 ½ and have an IRA, you may be eligible for a Qualified Charitable Distribution. This is a direct transfer of funds from your IRA to Buttonwood Park Zoological Society. The distribution can be counted toward satisfying your required minimum distribution and is not considered taxable income – providing tax benefits even if you no longer itemize due to the higher standard deduction. For more information contact your IRA custodian.

Corporate Matching Gift

Double or even triple your donation through a Matching Gift from your company. Request a matching gift form from your HR department and simply mail with your donation to: Buttonwood Park Zoological Society Matching Gift Program, 425 Hawthorn Street New Bedford, MA 02740.

In-Kind Donations

In-kind donations are a unique way to support BPZOO, as they help to defray costs and provide a meaningful way for you to support us! From donations of plants and produce to office equipment and gift cards, BPZOO puts them all to good use. For more information about how to donate goods or services, please reach out to the BPZS Development Office, 508-991-4556 ext 119.

Amazon & Virtual Wish List

Help support our beloved Zoo by purchasing items from our carefully curated Amazon wishlist. From enrichment toys and habitat enhancements to essential supplies, each item contributes to the well-being and happiness of our incredible animal residents and staff. 

Community Bamboo Program

Many of our animals, including elephants and red pandas, love eating many species of bamboo. Our animals may consume over 200 pounds of vegetation daily. As result, we are always seeking donations of bamboo from private landowners that we can harvest for our animals. If you are interested in donating cut bamboo to the Zoo from your property, please fill out this form. We are more than happy to cut and transport the bamboo, just provide us a little more information!

A Gift That Lasts All Year! 

BPZOO Memberships make a perfect gift for the animal lover in your life.