There are 35 real, live manatees up for adoption in the club’s “Adopt-A-Manatee Program.” For a $25 tax-deductible donation, the club will send a manatee adoption certificate with a full-color photo and a biography of a real living Florida manatee to family and friends.
Also included in each adoption package is a subscription to the club’s quarterly newsletter, “The Manatee Zone,” which features updates on the adopted manatees, and “Paddle Tales,” the Club’s bi-monthly e-newsletter. And for a $35 tax-deductible donation, each new member who joins the Adopt-A-Manatee program also receives a plush manatee toy. Shipping is free in the United States. Funds from the adoption program help protect manatees, Florida’s official state marine mammal.
For information about manatees and adopting one as an Easter gift, contact Save the Manatee Club at 500 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland, Fla 32751, call 1-800-432-JOIN (5646), or visit their web site at www.savethemanatee.org.