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In one week on Tuesday, May 8, the Virginia Zoo, as well as dozens of other nonprofits in the Hampton Roads area, is participating in the fifth annual Give Local 757 Day of Giving. This year, our goal is to raise $5,000 toward a new “jungle gym” and hammock for the Zoo’s orangutans, as well as a new baby orangutan, expected to arrive this summer!

Last year the Zoo raised over $4,000. The money raised went toward the World of Reptiles Capital Campaign. With support from our generous donors, Zoo members and local citizens like you, we are hopeful that our goal to raise $5,000 can be met in no time.

You can make an online donation to the Virginia Zoo at www.givelocal757.org. on May 8 starting at 12:00 am, and your gift will get amplified from incentive funds and additional dollars with prize challenges throughout the day that will help the Virginia Zoo win extra money! Although online donations must be a minimum of $10, your donation of any amount will help make a difference. Only 500 donations of $10 will help us reach our goal.

Be sure to tell all of your family and friends to donate. Also make sure to post on Facebook and Instagram, as well as tweet about donating to the Zoo, using #virginiazoo and #givelocal757! This is an opportunity to be part of something really big. Help us get there!

Thank you in advance for your generosity to the Virginia Zoo and the community. Together we can make a big impact!