A student at Blair Academy, Sam Chandler of Rumson, New Jersey, divides his time between academics and philanthropy. Over the years he has volunteered with a number of organizations, including ChangeALife Uganda and Protect Oasis. Sam Chandler of Rumson also created and sold bracelets to raise money for Nosara Animal Care.
A registered nonprofit in Costa Rica, Nosara Animal Care (NAC) provides quality healthcare to homeless and injured animals. The organization maintains educational programs and a low-cost veterinary clinic thanks to the support of dedicated donors and volunteers.
Volunteering is the most hands-on way to support NAC, and it tasks individuals with a variety of responsibilities, from helping at spay and neuter clinics to fundraising and handling social media for the organization. Certain volunteer positions require Spanish/English bilinguals, but this is not always a requirement.
Meanwhile, donations help cover NAC’s operation costs and are fully tax-deductible. Donations to the organization go toward rehabilitating animals, controlling parasites, and providing housing to homeless animals. This financial support also helps provide NAC’s animals with food, medicine, and other necessities. The organization’s only paid position is that of the director, so donors can be assured that the majority of their donation goes toward helping animals in need.