For donations, we use CanadaHelps, a registered charity that processes secure online donations. You can donate using Visa, MasterCard, or American Express credit cards, Interac and PayPal. Within minutes of making a donation, you will receive an official electronic tax receipt emailed to you. Please note that the credit card charge will show as CanadaHelps. CanadaHelps has a spotless 14 year record for safe and secure payment processing. They never share a donor’s personal information without expressed permission and they will never sell your information to third-parties. For more information on CanadaHelps visit: http://www.canadahelps.org.
WE HAVE SEVERAL DONATION OPTIONS:
Help us protect the Amazon rainforest with a single gift.
Help us protect the Amazon rainforest every day of the year – become a monthly donor!
By donating the stock directly to the Amazon Rainforest Conservancy without cashing it in, you eliminate your capital gains tax bill. You can use prescribed bonds, units of mutual funds, exchange traded funds (ETFs), shares, warrants, bills and futures that are listed on the stock exchange.
You will also receive a tax receipt for the fair market value of the stock, which will help offset your income taxes.
How does it work?
- Answer a few basic questions using the CanadaHelps online securities donation form.
- Complete the provided Letter of Direction form and send it to your financial advisor or investment firm. This authorizes your advisor to transfer the shares to CanadaHelps.
- Once CanadaHelps completes the sales, they will notify you be email and send you a tax receipt for the value of your donation. They will also disburse the funds to the Amazon Rainforest Conservancy, less their low, non-commercial administration fee.
EMPLOYER MATCHING GIFTS
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions by their employees. Find out if you employer offers this program and you can double the value of your donation! Your human resources department will provide you with the appropriate paperwork. For more information or assistance, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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IN MEMORIAM DONATIONS
A donation can be made at any time to acknowledge the passing of a loved one. Memorial donors receive a charitable receipt for the donation and the family of the loved one is informed of this donation in a timely manner.
IN HONOUR DONATIONS
A donation can be made in honour of a loved one at any time. Generally, donations made in honour of someone are usually donations made to acknowledge special occasions, such as a birthday, wedding, or anniversary.
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Gifts can go toward our general fund or one of our campaigns listed below.
Help Us Save the Amazon Rainforest
All of us who volunteer with the Amazon Rainforest Conservancy are appalled by the unfolding catastrophe in Brazil as unsustainable “slash and burn” farming practices (combined with a drought) have led to fires so vast the smoke has blotted out the sun recently in cities there.
The lands currently protected by the Amazon Rainforest Conservancy are in Peru, near the border with Brazil and Bolivia, and are therefore away from the current network of deliberately-set fires. However, we’re keeping a close eye on the situation and if any such fires reach our protected forest, we will fight them and would replant. These sad events only strengthen our resolve to save even more of the Amazon rainforest.
ARC currently cares for just over 1,400 hectares (about 3,500 aces) of pristine forest and is raising funds to expand this land-holding. We’ve spoken with three direct neighbours who are willing to sell their land to ARC. (See map below of our proposed expansion.) We may not be able to directly stop these fires but we can increase the land in our care and ensure slash-and-burn farming doesn’t occur in our corner of the Amazon. ARC welcomes donations for which it can offer receipts to Canadians. Please donate today. Your help is urgently needed to aid conservation efforts in the Amazon rainforest.
Help Us Protect the Amazon Rainforest
As ARC’s lands are in a remote corner of the Amazon basin, we hoped they’d be safe from the chainsaws of illegal loggers, the machinery of miners, and the guns of poachers.
Sadly, we were wrong.
We’ve learned that to protect the endangered wildlife and tree species that live on our land, we must have a constant presence there. So, in 2109, we launched our Forest Ranger program. To date we’ve managed to hire two local people who live on ARC’s land with their families. These rangers maintain an extensive trail network and patrol the lands to discourage invaders.
We need to raise more funds to hire more forest rangers like this, to protect our land holdings as they expand.
Your donation not only protects more of the Amazon rainforest; it changes the lives of local rainforest families. The lack of legitimate jobs is what drives some rainforest dwellers to turn to illegal activities to feed their families. Just $20,000 CDN per year pays the salary of a forest ranger to keep illegal loggers, miners and poachers out of ARC’s lands.
Remember, ARC is a low-overhead philanthropy staffed by volunteers in Canada, so all donations go directly to protecting the Amazon rainforest.
Help us Advance Research and Education
Your donation will go toward helping us build a research research which will:
- Help us promote partnerships with universities around the world to work together on conservation, environmental education projects, collaborative research opportunities and community initiatives in the amazon rainforest.
- Help us assist in the education and strengthening the leadership of the local Peruvian people as guardians of the Peruvian Amazon rainforest.
- Help us research and test plots for sustainable livelihood projects for the brazil nut harvesters in the area who are currently supplementing their incomes with illegal logging and gold mining.