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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:
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.
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.
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.
You can write checks to:
Adopt A Ranger, Inc.
1639 Steamboat Run Road
Shepherdstown, WV 25443
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.
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.