All services provided by Rescate are 100% funded by donations.  We do not receive any form of financial support from government or other agencies.  In order for Rescate to survive in San Carlos we need the support of the community.

There are several ways in which you can help to keep Rescate operating in San Carlos.  These include: cash donations and endowments, purchasing an annual Gold Card membership, or purchasing a memorial plaque on the Rescate Tree of Life.  You can also help by donating items to the Rescate Treasures Thrift store and shopping at the store, donating appropriate first aid and medical supplies for use in our clinic and ambulances, and attending and supporting Rescate Auxiliary fundraisers.


Friends of Rescate are invited to make tax deductible (in the USA) cash contributions to Rescate through Rescate Services Inc.  Rescate Services Inc. is an IRS recognized tax exempt non-profit organization established in the United States in support of Rescate de San Carlos.  Many donations have been received over the years from users of our services as well as residents and visitors.  The continued effectiveness of Rescate is largely dependent on the generosity of special benefactors.




Gold Card membership is available at three different levels, all of which are tax deductible in the United States.

                    • 14 Kt. membership ($175 USD)
                    • 18 Kt. membership ($200 single, $300 family)
                    • 24 Kt. membership ($600)




Donations of clothing, furniture and household items in reasonable condition can be a great benefit in supporting Rescate. Your donations are made available to the public through the Rescate Treasures Thrift Store. Items can be brought to the thrift store during operating hours or to the infirmary main entrance. Volunteers or our staff and first responders will assist in taking your items. Rescate Treasures is open Thursday, Friday and Saturdays (exact hours depend on the season and availability of volunteers) and is located in our old building on the infirmary premises.



It's challenging and expensive to keep our ambulances and first aid clinic fully equipped with medical supplies.  All donations are very gratefully received.  Here is a sample list of the kinds of medical supplies that we find really helpful:

  • Wound cleaning supplies
  • In date and sealed first aid supplies
  • Dressings, especially non stick dressings
  • IV lines and IV catheters (needles)
  • In date IV fluids (we can't use out of date supplies)
  • Inflatable splints
  • Any type of usable equipment such as blood pressure cuffs, thermometers, otoscopes/ophthalmoscopes
  • Hospital bed sheets or blankets that are new or slightly used
  • Latex free gloves
In addition to medical supplies, emergency supplies are helpful in the case of rescues or natural disasters and tropical storms.  They include:
  • Mylar blankets (heat retaining)
  • Light sticks
  • Heavy duty trash bags
  • Water purification tablets

Thank you for your support!