Flying into our Future

Compassion. Commitment. Continuity.

For nearly two decades, The Oasis Sanctuary has been a safe haven for unwanted, aged, neglected, injured and special needs parrots. For countless birds, The Oasis is their last option and offers a new beginning. As the largest exotic bird permanent life care facility in the U.S., we are in desperate need of upgrading our facility. We believe it is time for a new investment in our birds, one that will surpass the current standards of animal welfare… and literally save lives.

Help us build a better home for the Birds!

$25,715 of $1,237,322 raised!

Contribute to our

CAPITAL EXPANSION PROJECT

Select a category to help fund our construction needs:

  • 18.76% Funded
  • $15,250 Pledged
  • 253 Days Left
  • 0.83% Funded
  • $2,320 Pledged
  • 253 Days Left
  • 6.19% Funded
  • $2,120 Pledged
  • 253 Days Left
  • 0.45% Funded
  • $2,000 Pledged
  • 345 Days Left
  • 1.89% Funded
  • $2,025 Pledged
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  • 0.70% Funded
  • $2,000 Pledged
  • 345 Days Left

Target Milestones

What your Capital Donation Supports

  • Earthwork and Site Utilities
  • Bird Building
  • Bird Rooms
  • Service Center
  • Equipment
  • Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing
ItemPriceTotal
Bring electric service to property$10,000.00
Earthwork (2067 yards) $12.40$25,631.00
Water Lines (825 ft) $9.50$7,673.00
Septic System (2000 gallon) $6.40$12,800.00
Grey Water Piping (225 ft) $12.00$2,700.00
Electric Service Entry (200 ft) $25.00$7,500
Upgrade Existing Commercial Well (100 units)$150.00$15,000.00
Sub Total$81,304.00
ItemPriceTotal
BB Envelope: Metal Building (includes steel structure, metal roof, walls, insulation, lining (5,000 sq ft)$41.00 $205,000.00
Doors (17) includes labor and hardware $1,183.00 $20,111.00
Windows (10) includes labor and hardware $1,665.00 $16,650.00
Large Skylights (5) $3,000.00 $15,000.00
Small Skylights (13) $1,777.00 $23,101.00
Sub Total$279,862.00
ItemPriceTotal
Bird rooms (10)$3,424.00 $34,240.00
Sub Total$34,240.00
ItemPriceTotal
Structural Steel (30 Units)$500.00 $15,000.00
Masonry (CMU) (100 units) $470.00 $47,000.00
Carpentry (71 Units) $1,000.00 $71,000.00
Metal Roof (94 Units) $1,000.00 $94,000.00
Insulation (85 Units) $100.00 $8,500.00
Caulking (48 Units) $100.00 $4,800.00
Drywall (156 Units) $250.00 $39,000.00
Base Rubber (18 Units) $100.00 $1,800.00
Paint (34 Units) $200.00 $6,800.00
Millwork (Cabinetry) 100 Feet (per foot) $154.00 $15,400.00
Doors (18) includes labor and hardware $1,183.00 $21,294.00
Windows (13) includes labor and hardware $1,665.00 $21,645.00
Ceramic Tile (720 SF) $22.00 $15,840.00
Miscs Flooring (7788 SF) $11.00 $85,668.00
Sub Total$447,747.00
ItemPriceTotal
Commercial Dishwasher (1)$14,000.00 $14,000.00
Stainless Steel Wire Shelves (24" x 72") (16) $77.00 $1,232.00
Stainless Steel Wire Shelves (18" x 54") (24) $56.00 $1,344.00
Electric Range/Oven (2) $5,000.00 $10,000.00
Walk-in Cooler Freeezer (1) $30,000.00 $30,000.00
Three Compartment Sink w/ Drain/Faucets $1,400.00 $1,400.00
One Compartment Sink w/ Drain/Faucets $915.00 $915.00
Reach-In Glass Door Refrigerator $3,510.00 $10,530.00
Grease Hood (Type 1 Fire System) $20,038.00 $20,038.00
Dishwasher Hood $5,315.00 $5,315.00
Stainless Steel Pass Through (2) $4,600.00 $9,200.00
Stainless Work Table $140.00 $140.00
Mobile Stainless Steel Work Table $1,985.00 $1,985.00
Mop Sink $525.00 $525.00
Handwashing Sink (2) $232.00 $464.00
Sub Total$107,088.00
ItemPriceTotal
Fiberglass panels (150 SF) $24.50$2,025.00
Toilet Partitions (2) $3,633.00$7,266.00
Plumbing Fixtures (17 fixtures)$4,274.00$72,658.00
Relocate Existing Solar Hot Water (3) $3,146.00$9,438.00
Mechanical SC/AC Systems (3) $18,848.00$56,544.00
Evap Cooling in Bird Building (2)$9,791.00$19,852.00
Electric (50 outlets)$350.00$17,500
Electric (110 lights/devices) $744.00$81,840.00
Fans (2) Bird Building $10,114.00$20,228.00
Sub Total$287,081.00

Breakdown by Category (%)

Our Dream is their Need


For nearly two decades, The Oasis Sanctuary has been a safe haven for unwanted, aged, neglected, injured and special needs parrots. For countless birds, The Oasis is their last option and offers a new beginning. It is our continued mission to provide them a life-long , safe, enriching and loving home so their healing can begin.

As the largest exotic bird permanent life care facility in the U.S., we are in desperate need of upgrading our facility. The 40+ year old buildings on the property have definitely served a purpose but have deteriorated from age and the harsh desert climate. The small front section of the “Bird Barn” currently designated as staging for food preparation and storage is lacking in space and functionality to support daily operations.

The next step is a $1.2 million campaign to bring new facilities that will enable further enrichment for the birds and efficiencies in operations. With the construction of two structures, a bird building and service center, we can offer the birds the best of both worlds. With indoor and outdoor options, the bird building will offer choices and greater independence. The efficiencies gained by the service center will expedite washing and sterilization of food and water bowls. Currently, it takes more than 4 hours a day to hand wash and sterilize over 550 food and water bowls. The time saved by having commercial grade equipment such as a dishwasher will allow the staff to spend more quality time with the birds and attend to special projects.

The expansion will allow The Oasis Sanctuary to enhance longstanding successful programs directly benefiting the birds while complimenting the existing aviaries.

Although The Oasis has been resourceful over the years, recent growing pains have challenged us. We believe it is time for a new investment in our birds, one that will surpass the current standards of animal welfare… and literally save lives.

Thanks to the generous support of committed donors, the Capital Campaign has already raised more than $25,000 of the $1.2 million necessary to begin the first phase of site preparation. The Oasis’ ambitious yet attainable goal is to have a major part of the fundraising portion of the campaign completed as early as November 2017, with construction to begin shortly after. Your support can make it happen.

Why is it so important?

INDOOR AND OUTDOOR CHOICES

DUAL FUNCTIONALITY

IMPROVED EFFICIENCIES

ENHANCED QUALITY OF LIFE

ADDITIONAL CAPACITY

ENVIRONMENT ENRICHMENT

DIRECTLY BENEFICIAL TO THE BIRDS

LIFELONG CARE

Expanding our Capacity,
Improving our Efficiency.

Bird Building

The Bird Building is approximately 4,000 square feet and will provide housing for approximately 150 birds. It will have a climate controlled interior, misting system and a well ventilated outdoor area. Additional enrichment will be provided for special needs birds with outdoor opportunities and fresh air. The building is designed to have retractable doors that will allow the birds to move freely from inside to outside areas when the weather permits.

Insulated metal construction will make the building easy to maintain as well as rodent proof. The design will be easily replicable for future expansion. The building will be architecturally pleasing and will permit the use of more natural habitats for residents.

  • 4,000 Sq. Ft. to house up to 150 birds
  • Spacious flights to promote physical and mental health
  • Enriching, naturalistic habitats
  • Offers versatile living options
  • Shaded, misted or covered protection
  • Durable and replicable design

Service Center

The Service Center will be the central hub of daily field operations and will contain a commercial style kitchen designed specifically for food preparation of the varied, specific diets of our residents. Additional equipment will include commercial dishwashing and sterilizing equipment, laundering center for washing and drying, restrooms with showers, break area, and volume food and supply storage.

This building will be designed for efficient drop-off of dirty food and water bowls, and pick up of clean sterilized bowls with fresh food and water.

The design will incorporate state-of-the-art solar hot water and photo voltaic collector panels as well as a rain water harvesting system. Grey water recycling will be incorporated into the design. The completion of this building not only means we can enhance the care for the current population that live at our facility; it will allow us to expand our life saving efforts to more birds in need and support our growth for years to come.

  • Promotes operational efficiencies
  • Maximizes use of space
  • "Green" design
  • Visitor and employee facilities
  • Insulated and rodent proof
  • Efficient pick up and drop off

Meet our Project Team

Founding Feathers

Art piece with donor recognition opportunities is coming soon!  Please check back for more information on how you can help us Fly into our Future.

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Contributions

As a 501c3 non-profit organization we rely solely on donations from caring animal lovers like you. To meet their needs, we ask you to be a key part of this critical project. Together, we can help provide these less fortunate and intelligent creatures the life they deserve and make a lasting impact for them.

Every gift counts because every bird counts.

For more information about how you can help please contact:

Lori Bell, 602-819-6140 loribell@the-oasis.org
or
Janet Trumbule, 520-212-4737 jetrumbule@the-oasis.org

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