Oaken Acres ALWAYS loves getting donations! You can give online with or without a Paypal account.
You can also snail mail a donation to us at:
12140 Aldrich Road
Sycamore, IL 60178
Oaken Acres donations go directly to animal care. That might mean food, cages, veterinary costs and supplies, or seasonal personnel to help during our busy "baby season" each year, May through August. Rehabbers are extremely frugal and resourceful and you can be assured that your dollars are spent wisely. Once you donate, you'll receive our annual mailings and invitations to our spring fundraiser Babies Gone Wild! and our Open House in July.
Many people have chosen to leave a bequest for Oaken Acres in their wills. Those are especially helpful and allow us to accomplish some goals without having to do additional fundraising. In the past, bequests have funded entire cages, our new fawn corral, the new Care Center and much more. A bequest for our wildlife patients is a wonderful gift.
You can GIVE to Oaken Acres each time you make a purchase on amazon.com just by putting "smile." in front of that.
You'll be given an option to choose which charity you'd like to support.
Of course, you'll pick Oaken Acres Wildlife Center. So next time, put a smile in front of that login and go to
Oaken Acres Wildlife Center WISH LIST
To coordinate the drop off of any items, please call 815.895.9666
Janitorial/General Operating Items
Kleenex or other facial tissue (no lotion)
Dawn Blue Original Dish Soap
Laundry Detergent (HE only)
Heavy duty sponges
Heavy duty scrub brushes
New or gently used brooms and dustpans
Latex gloves (all sizes)
Ladies Playtex Gloves
8” Zip ties
Heavy duty scissors
Dry erase markers
Garbage bags (30 gallon and kitchen size)
Gallon size zip lock bags
Rubbermaid Type storage containers (14 gallons and larger)
Animal Care Items
Towels (Full size) can be gently used (no holes, strings)
Baby blankets/Receiving blankets (can be gently used)
Heating pads (no auto shut-off)
Unsalted peanuts (in the shell)
Sunflower seeds (oil and striped)
Sweet potato baby food
Unsweetened apple sauce
Wellness Core kitten grain-free dry food
Blue Buffalo Wilderness kitten chicken recipe grain-free dry food
Heavy duty dog toys
KONG dog toys
Hard plastic baby toys (teething toys, rattles, balls, etc.) for raccoons
Hamster wheels (all sizes)
OTHER WAYS TO HELP
We have several projects that people/groups can do to help OA that doesn’t involve hands-on animal care. A lot of these are woodworking – building birdhouses to raise money, build nesting boxes for us to use to relocate animals, building cage accessories for our patients.
Below are the layouts and details of the desired construction.
You can download a larger version HERE.