As an all-volunteer group, Seal Sitters MMSN depends on donations to help defray our costs of operation. These include a year-round dedicated phone hotline enabling the public to alert us to marine mammals on the beach, training expenses and educational activities and materials, related website and blog costs, and supplies that volunteers use to protect marine mammals (tape, construction cones, stakes, etc). Additionally, our current fundraising focus is to help fund lab costs for tissue and blood samples of necropsied seal pups. With drastic cutbacks in Federal grants for critical marine mammal research, this additional funding will help biologists determine cause of death, identify emerging diseases and monitor the overall health of Puget Sound harbor seal populations. Our goal is to raise $2500, which would enable lab tests on a minimum of 10 deceased seal pups from our area. Your donation will help biologists get answers to important questions regarding mortality in harbor seal pups. We receive no funding from NOAA, the State or City of Seattle for the work we do.
Your donation to Seal Sitters is tax-deductible. Our fiscal sponsor, Associated Recreation Council (ARC), is a registered 501(c)(3) and can accept donations on our behalf.
DONATE BY CHECK - SAVE SEAL SITTERS 3% You can save us the 3% online charge processing fee by making your donation by check or money order (please make check out to "ARC dba Seal Sitters").
Mail to: Seal Sitters 4701 SW Admiral Way #167 Seattle, WA 98116
MAKE AN ONLINE DONATION To make a secure online donation, please click the donate now button below to visit ARC's donation page on Network for Good's website. PLEASE NOTE: You mustchoose "Seal Sitters" from the "program" drop-down menu.
MATERIAL DONATIONS WISH LIST apple ipad(s) (for use in educational outreach at events, in schools and on the beach) stranding materials (construction cones, wooden stakes, tape) iphones and cell service (volunteers are donating costly personal cell time minutes) printing services (flyers, training materials, business cards) digital video camera (for health documentation and evaluation and education purposes) flash memory cards and thumb drives (for digital photography documentation) binoculars (to share with the public and keep them at a safe distance for observation)