​​Providing Home, Flock, Rest, Refuge & Individualized Care

​THANK YOU FOR HELPING US BRING OUR VISION TO LIFE!

Green Care Project: Community Garden​​

Vested in assisting our at-risk young adult population through volunteering, mentorship, and apprenticeships through our Green Care Project Initiative.

Embracing with love the many wings 
whose lives we transform.

HELP MAKE YET ANOTHER POSITIVE VISION

COME ALIVE AND REACH ANOTHER PLATEAU

We're Bringing Recovery and Nature Together and Going Green

ABOUT UNDER MY WING
Under My Wing Avian Refuge, exist to provide captive birds with individualized care, the companionship of a flock, and the opportunity to live out their lives in a safe haven dedicated to their well-being and educating the public of the complex needs of parrots in captivity and the crisis facing them.
Under My Wing Avian Refuge AKA Under My Wing and UMWAR
Foundation Type: General, charity-Section 509(a)(2) Sub-section Code 501(c)(3) 
EIN 26-1470517
Cause Area (NTEE Code) 
Bird Sanctuary/Preserve (D32)
Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)
Animal Training, Behavior (D61) 

INVEST IN OUR VISION TO HELP GROW A COMMUNITY

~ EDUCATE AND BUILD ~

  • A community garden and educational resource center.
  • A natural environment with an edible garden with a visitor's path and sitting area​ overlooking the garden and the outdoor bird aviaries.

Provide opportunities, for our underserved at-risk population.

OUR CONTACT INFORMATION
Under My Wing Avian Refuge
1243 Rte 23 North
Wantage NJ 07461 US
Email: info@undermywing.org

Telephone: +1 973-702-7770

Paula's Cell +1 862-268-3059 (Emergencies Only)  

UNDER  MY  WING  FREE FLIGHT & OPEN CAGE ENVIRONMENT FOR EXOTIC BIRDS ​ESTABLISHED 2007


Our Devotion and Commitment are Continually Changing Parrots Lives

OUR FUTURE


A collaborative effort between Under My Wing Avian Refuge and Patchwork Pastures;” Bring recovery and nature together”.

Creating a center for community garden and educational programs, Under My Wing Avian Refuge can create a healing environment for both the birds and our community members. More specifically, participating as a Patchwork Pastures PATCH gives us the avenue to provide opportunities for our under-served at-risk population, to become involved in creating a community garden and resource center.

Vested in assisting our at-risk young adult population through volunteering, mentorship and apprenticeships by participating in Patchwork Pastures Green Care Project Initiative. The mission of Patchwork Pastures is Bringing Recover and Nature Together.

This collaboration with Patchwork Pastures (local nonprofit organization (EIN 83-3481467) could help to raise awareness on the growing number and needs of surrendered birds due to neglect, maltreatment or owners’ inability to keep them first, by creating a sustainable community garden to grow natural foods for the birds homed at the refuge, and secondly by allowing extension of our educational center.  

This, is where we will then be able to offer; community education, hands on experience (eg, gardening, animal husbandry, bird toy assembly), and tours to further support the health and welfare of both humans and exotic birds.

This Community Garden Project encourages social contact by serving as an informal meeting place for a group and shared activities foster a sense of community, provide psychological benefits among its members and a bird enthusiastic.

Through this expansion, we would be able to address two major epidemics; exploitation and abuse of exotic birds and increasing numbers of at-risk young adults.

Patchwork Pastures has developed a 5 steps Green Care Project Initiative’ incorporating mentoring, volunteerism, education, apprenticeships and job readiness training, which can lead to employment opportunities for individuals who participate in the program. Informing this strategic partnership, Under My Wing Avian Refuge become a PATCH (a nature-based site location) where Patchwork Pastures participants, will be assigned for community services and mentorship opportunities.

Patchwork Pastures will guide participants throughout this process and track positive results and achievements. Participants will be at less risk of recidivism by connecting with nature and learning sustainable life skills. The birds, whose origins are tropical, would benefit from living in a natural environment as well as being provided with an edible garden for food (this increases their mental and physical well-being). Thus, both humans and animals benefit.

With this opportunity, the birds will benefit the fruits of the labor (fresh, natural grown food), the participants, would receive in- depth education on exotic birds and the reasons they are at the refuge. As well as, learning the value of creating a natural and sustainable community garden, and the benefit it can provide the birds and the community. With a certified Arborist who’s supervision to the garden construction and to teach the participants the origins and benefits of the plans used for the garden.


​(Providing we receive funding by Spring and continual support throughout 2020 we envision this project to be completed in the Spring/Summer of 2021)

2020  SANCTUARY OPERATIONS BUDGET & NEEDS