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NWA Gives 2024 – What to expect this year!?!

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge has two fundamental goals: 1) to achieve our mission of rescuing big cats and providing them a lifelong home, and 2) to educate the public and increase advocacy regarding preventing animal abuse in wild cats and bears. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, the Refuge relies heavily on monetary donations to help carry out its mission daily. 

TCWR is excited to participate in NWA Gives again this year on Thursday, April 4, 2024. NWA Gives is a yearly event that allows all Northwest Arkansas nonprofits to share their mission, amplify their message, and raise money to help support their work. Every year, TCWR brings its unique offering to this special day, including ways for our local and international supporters to become more involved with our work. 

Every year, our community progressively raises more money, which means more support for animals in need. Due to the generosity of our supporters, this year, we are starting with a $64,000 match. We must raise an additional $64,000 on April 4th to receive the matching $64K. 

On April 4, 2024, we will air a live tour of Freedom Field. This nearly completed area of our property is currently home to over 25 cats and, once completed, will house 28 small cat habitats, two medium cat habitats, and 14 big cat habitats. Later that evening, we will broadcast the premiere of our documentary on BB King, the first tiger in captivity to receive intravenous chemotherapy treatments for cancer.

We are very excited about our giveaways this year and our special events. We will give prizes at each financial milestone to encourage your support, including the $5K, $10K, $20K, $30K, etc. These prizes include private tours, paw painting prints, overnight stays, and more. To automatically enter to win one of our giveaways, simply donate to the campaign and engage with us on social media. Winners will be selected randomly on April 5th and announced privately by email over the following week. For a complete list of prizes and to donate today, visit  


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