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ALUS Canada Launches 2018 Seasonal Giving Campaign
Every holiday season, ALUS Canada is fortunate to receive generous donations from both loyal and first-time supporters. This year, ALUS Canada has launched a special seasonal fundraising campaign, one that will last from Giving Tuesday (November 27, 2018) until the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve.
“Individuals have always helped ALUS put projects on the agricultural landscape across Canada,” says ALUS Canada’s Senior Director of Donor Relations, Michelle Primus. “This support represents a growing slice of our national funding. We’re excited for this year’s holiday gifts to start flowing in to help grow and strengthen our program in all ALUS communities.”
To date, ALUS has disbursed nearly $6.5 M in funding to support environmental projects in 21 communities in five provinces, where nearly 600 farmers and ranchers participate in the program. Their ALUS projects produce ecosystem services, such as cleaner air, cleaner water, and more habitat for wildlife and pollinators, that benefit Canadians across this nation.
ALUS provides the funding and expertise that enables participants to establish these types of ALUS projects on select, ecologically sensitive parcels of their land. ALUS then provides annual payments to ensure the ongoing stewardship of each project.
“There are many ALUS projects waiting in the wings for funding,” says ALUS Canada CEO Bryan Gilvesy. “These include wetland restorations, buffer zones around watercourses, wildlife and pollinator habitats and projects that help build more resilient communities.”
There is strong demand from communities who wish to start up a new ALUS program in their local region. With sufficient funding, ALUS Canada aims to reach 75 communities across the country by 2025.
“The beauty of ALUS is that every dollar you contribute is multiplied on the ground by the investment of participating farmers, ranchers and communities,” said Gilvesy.
As a registered Canadian charity, ALUS Canada issues charitable tax receipts to all donors for each tax year. So don’t delay, the deadline for your 2018 charitable contributions is December 31!
Thank you for helping ALUS create a healthy landscape that sustains agriculture, wildlife and natural spaces for all Canadians, one acre at a time.
WAYS TO GIVE
- To make a secure online donation, please click here.
To make a donation to ALUS Canada using a credit card or PayPal, please use our simple, secure donation portal, hosted by CanadaHelps.org. You can make a one-time donation, set up monthly donations, dedicate your donation to the memory of a loved one, or, for the holidays, donate on behalf of someone on your holiday gift list, who will receive a special ALUS Canada e-card celebrating water, trees or pollinators.
Take a look at the e-card options here.
- For gifts of securities, please contact our Senior Director of Donor Relations, at: mprimus[at]alus.ca or by telephone.
- If you prefer to send a personal or business cheque, please mail your donation, made out to ALUS Canada, to:
555-2938 Dundas Street West