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March 2010, Volume 8, Number 3
Shop for BCI

Bat Conservation International offers a lot of easy and innovative ways to support bat conservation – even when you’re shopping.
 
To shop and support bats at Randalls supermarkets around the country, just link your Randalls Remarkable Card to BCI. Everytime you use your card at the checkout, BCI gets a percentage of your total bill as part of the Randalls Good Neighbor Program. To credit BCI, please use charity number 231378.
 
If you’re in the market for coffee, try Bat City Blend from Katz Coffee (www.katzcoffee.com) and BCI will get a share of the profits. Katz says the blend uses only organic, Fair Trade-certified coffee beans and features a rich, full flavor with a hint caramel and blueberries.
 
For an easy, convenient way to support BCI on the job, don’t forget that BCI is a member of Earth Share. This federation of nonprofit environmental and conservation groups allows you to make your tax-deductible gift through payroll deductions at work. Simply designate Bat Conservation International as the recipient.
 
If you’ve got an old car – or truck, van, motorcycle, boat or airplane – that’s cluttering up your yard, we’ll take it off your hands. Running or not, donate it to BCI and we’ll use the proceeds to help conserve bats and their habitats. We’ll even tow that clunker away for free anywhere in the United States. Call toll-free at 877-BATS-123 to take advantage of this tax-deductible donation.
 
Those are just a few of your options. To find other ways to support bats and their habitats around the world, visit BCI’s website at www.batcon.org.
 
And for those of you who live in Texas, H-E-B grocery stores are offering a special opportunity to shop for BCI.
 
BCI is pleased to announce that H-E-B has selected EarthShare of Texas to be the beneficiary of its in-store coupon promotion for April, in recognition of Earth Day. This means that customers can tear off and add check-out coupons worth $1, $3 or $5 to their total bill to support environmental work in the Central Texas, Houston, Gulf Coast, Rio Grande Valley and Border, plus North Texas Central Markets.
 
In November, H-E-B’s San Antonio region stores will feature EarthShare of Texas – giving H-E-B's San Antonio customers the opportunity to support environmental work in the San Antonio area.
 
H-E-B has supported many EarthShare of Texas organizations with corporate grants or in-kind contributions. The April tear-pad promotion enables H-E-B customers to support the environmental program work of more than three dozen EarthShare of Texas organizations. Bat Conservation International will benefit because the contributions will be divided among EarthShare of Texas organizations with program work in Texas.
 
Look for the EarthShare of Texas display and tear-off coupons at the checkout stands in more than 200 H-E-B and Central Market stores in most areas of Texas in late March through April. And help support Earth Share of Texas and the Texas environment.
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All articles in this issue:
WNS Keeps Spreading
For three years now, the end of winter has brought tragic reports that White-nose Syndrome has spread into more caves and more ...

Killing Bats Means Jail
Slaughtering bats has never involved much risk for the perpetrators: even the most brutal vandals are rarely identified and ...

Shop for BCI
Bat Conservation International offers a lot of easy and innovative ways to support bat conservation – even when you’re ...



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