As has been noted many times, many ways - change happens. And some of the options we did have for donations are no longer readily available. But we do still have five (and a half) options to consider for those who would like to support our work and our research and keep the cameras streaming.
First, you can donate via CanadaHelps. CanadaHelps is a great organization that helps small non-profits like HWF handle online donations. You don't need to be in Canada to use CanadaHelps - but if you are, you'll get the necessary receipt to deduct your donation to HWF - and everyone will get an immediate acknowledgement of their donation. There is a 4% service charge for CanadaHelps, so if you can give a bit more, that would be great! There's a lot more info about CanadaHelps here - and you can use the button below to make your donation:
Next, we also welcome donations via PayPal. PayPal also provides an immediate acknowledgement of your donation, and also has a 4% service charge - which is actually less than we'd have to pay to be able to receive donations via credit card - but again, if it's an option, donating a bit more ($104 for a $100 donation) would be great. Here's the button to donate via PayPal:
Third - for $250/year, you can adopt one of our nests, and be listed on our cam page as a key supporter of your favorite nest; click the picture of the nests below to learn more about adopting a nest:
Fourth, we would love to have more people join our monthly donor program. It costs us about $800/month for the server in Vancouver which hosts the website and provides space for our articles, the pages where you view the cams, hundreds of thousands of images, and around 3/4 of a million forum posts. This does not include Ken's time when he needs to go to Vancouver to see why it's not working and get it working, or the variety of tech/web/server costs that come up - and very definitely does not include the new server we will need at some point because the current one is getting older and needing more maintenance than it did when it was new (sort of like me, come to think of it!). And right now (March 2016) our monthly donor program is only up to about $400/month. You can sign up to make monthly donations through CanadaHelps, and you can read a lot more about why we need this here.
Fifth, if you're at an event where David Hancock, Karen Bills or other representatives of Hancock Wildlife are speaking or staffing a booth, they'll be happy to receive your donation in person and put it to work.
And the half - there are no longer staff people available at Hancock House to take donations over the phone or handle checks mailed to Hancock Wildlife - but we do want to make it as easy as possible for you to support our work, so if the 5 options above don't work for you, please contact Karen Bills ([email protected]) and she'll help to find a solution.
And most of all -
Thank you for your support!
Hancock Wildlife Foundation