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RANGER SPONSORSHIPS

Become a park ranger sponsor

On this page, we tell you how you can help pay for rangers by becoming a sponsor. There are 3 ways to transfer money:

  1. Online by credit card, which is most convenient

  2. A Bank to Bank electronic transfer through your bank online facility

  3. For citizens in the USA and Canada by sending a check in the mail.

Ranger sponsorship options

Silver Ranger Sponsorship

We would like you to help us pay for one or more workdays of a ranger in the field. A typical workday of a ranger costs about $25. It is also the cost of compensating for the emission of 5 tons of CO2, which is produced by an average household every 4 months. 

Junior Ranger Sponsorship

To all the children and students of the world: We are very happy so see that you are visiting our web page. Many animals are dying because we don't protect them. At Adopt A Ranger, we think that children and students like you are needed to help protect them by becoming a Junior Ranger. Your help is very important!  As a Junior Ranger, you support a real park ranger in the field and you help support Adopt A Ranger to convince politicians that more rangers are needed to protect nature.  Even when you are young, politicians listen to your voices, when you unite and tell them what is important to you. 

Golden Ragner Sponsorship

The golden membership is $75 dollars, the equivalent of 3 workdays of a park ranger, as well as the costs to compensate for the emission of 15 tons of Carbon Dioxide, which is produced every year by an average household. 

Platinum Ranger Sponsorship

The platinum membership is $125 dollars, the equivalent of one workweek of a park ranger, as well as the costs to compensate for the emission of 15 tons of Carbon Dioxide, which is produced every 20 months by an average household. 

Flexible Ranger Sponsorship

Of course, if you want to make any a contribution of any other amount, that is very welcome as well. 

Corporate Ranger Sponsorship

A corporate sponsorship pays for the costs of about a 20 days of the salary of a park ranger. It also sets off about 100 tons of CO2!

Your "OWN" Ranger Sponsorship

With a donation of $5,000 you can sponsor a park ranger for a full year and compensate the release of 1,000 tons of Carbon Dioxide. 

How to transfers

We did extensive research to find the most economical and yet secure way to make online payments, to make sure that your money can be used for rangers, and not to sponsor greedy credit card corporations. We found that payment by Paypal was the most economical way. Paypal is owned by Ebay, it is very secure and takes about 3% from each transfer. This is charged to Adopt A Ranger, not to you. If you want to know more about Paypal, visit http://www.paypal.com 

 

Within the European Union, most electronic bank transfers are free or almost free. Also within the USA and Canada electronic bank transfers are usually free. 

 

Paper checks are used in the USA and Canada and they are also free, but you need to write and mail them. So, for your convenience, small donations will be most convenient through our on-line credit card facility or through bank transfers from your bank's website. But for larger amounts, your donation will have a higher value if you make a bank transfer or in the USA and Canada if you send us a check. 

We will first offer different online payment options and than give you instructions for payment by bank transfer or by check.

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Checks

ONLINE PAYMENTS

Our online credit card payment facility is paid in US dollars, but your payment will be charged to your credit card account in the currency of your account.

Silver Sponsorship

A Silver sponsorship of $25 pays the costs of 1 workday of a ranger in the field. Click here to make your donation by credit card or from your Paypal account:

Click here if you would like to make an annual contribution of $25

Your recommendations

Junior Ranger Sponsorship

A Junior Ranger Sponsorship is $10. Click here to make your donation by credit card or from your Paypal account:

Click here if you would like to make an annual contribution of $10

Your Recommendation

Golden Ranger Sponsorship

A Golden sponsorship is $75 with which you pay the costs of 3 workdays of a park ranger in the field. Click here to make your donation by credit card or from your Paypal account:

Click here if you would like to make an annual contribution of $75

Your Recommendation

Platinum Ranger Sponsorship

A platinum sponsorship is $125 with which you pay the costs of a work week of a park ranger in the field. We will send you an online newsletter periodically and you can indicate for which nature reserve your funds should be used. Click here to make your donation by credit card or from your paypal account:

Click here if you would like to make an annual contribution of $125

Your Recommendation

 

Click here if you would like to make a monthly contribution of $10

Your recommendation

Flexible Ranger Sponsorship

You may opt to sponsor for a different value than our standard sponsorships, and depending on the value of your donation we can grant you specific privileges. When you come to the payment page, please enter the amount of your donation. 

Click here to make your flexible donation by credit card or from your Paypal account:

Corporate Ranger Sponsorship

Corporate sponsors support a park ranger for a minimum of one month (20 work days) for which they contribute a minimum of $500 or €350.  If you would like to speak to one of our representatives, please click the email button at the bottom of the page, send us your phone number by email and we will contact you by phone. 

Click here to make your Corporate donation by credit card or from your Paypal account:

Your "OWN" Ranger Sponsorship

Sponsors or a group op sponsors who finance a full year for a park ranger for $5,000 or €3,500 will be informed about who "their" ranger is and they will have the privilege to communicate directly with their "OWN" ranger through an on-line facility at moments that that ranger is on line. Of course, this is not full time, as our park rangers spend lots of time in the field and time zone differences may exist between the country of the sponsor and the one of the ranger

Click here to pay $5,000 by credit card of from your Paypal account and have your "OWN" ranger

 

 

BANK TRANSFERS

 

EUROPEAN UNION

If you live in Europe, the most economical way of transferring money will be to our ABN/AMRO bank account in the Netherlands. From anywhere else (including the USA and Canada), please use a credit card transfer only.

 

Electronic bank-to-bank transfers for banks within the European Union

EUROPEAN UNION

ABNAMRO,

Beneficiary: Stichting Adopt A Ranger

Bongerd 1, Hoogland,

Netherlands

Account number: 44 33 87 133

Your bank may request a BIC code: ABNANL2A

or

an IBAN code: NL 83 ABNAO + our bank number: 443387133

 

For: Mention your sponsorship preference

 

 

CHECKS

You can write checks to:

Adopt A Ranger, Inc. 

Mailing address:

1639 Steamboat Run Road

Shepherdstown, WV 25443

USA

Warning:

  1. Always write on the back: Payable only into the account of Adopt A Ranger, Inc.

  2. Only send checks that draw from banks in the USA or Canada

 

Tax exemption

To facilitate your tax deduction, Adopt A Ranger has been incorporated in the USA and in the Netherlands. Payments from inhabitants of the USA and Canada are paid into the bank account of Adopt A Ranger, Inc., while payments from all other countries of the world are paid into the account of the Adopt A Ranger Foundation (Stichting) in the Netherlands. Your credit card will be charged in your local currency. Please note there is no difference in the use of the funding. The dual incorporation has only been created to facilitate the tax deduction of donations. Please always save your receipt of payment for tax purposes.

 

Favourite country or project

Sponsors or groups of sponsors may adopt a ranger for a country or nature reserve of their choice. Use this option if you find it very important that your money should be used for a specific country or nature reserve programme. Setting up a preferred programme requires a long-term commitment of a minimum of 3 years for the hiring of at least one ranger and we can't start a programme until we have enough funds available. If 2 years after your donation, we still don't have enough funds to initiate a programme, we may opt for using your donation for a different programme. 

 

If you pay by credit card, on the second payment page of the secure server, you will find a box "Message to seller", where you can indicate in which country or nature reserve you like your donation to be used. If you pay by check or make a bank to bank transfer, you can indicate your preference in the announcement field.  

 

New initiatives

Of course you may initiate a new country or preferred nature reserve programme. Once a new programme has been established, other donors may join the preferred nature reserve programme, thus expanding the financing initiative beyond the original programme. This can actually be a lot of fun, because groups of people can organize themselves to help protect their favourite nature reserve. If you chose to initiate a new country or preferred nature reserve programme, you would do best to announce your initiative on the forum page. It would also be a good idea to contact us by email to discuss if we should set up a special page for your initiative. 

 

 

   

 

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Adopt A Ranger Inc. is incorporated in West Virginia, USA, registered under control number 90701 enjoying exemption of Federal income tax under section 501 (c) (3) and in the Netherlands Stichting Adopt A Ranger under S200823. Disclaimer

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