We ask you to support OSS by becoming a Sustaining Donor through a minimum donation of $60 per year during 2019. That’s just $5 a month — the price of a cup of coffee. And you can set up payments to happen automatically.
All donors who contribute $30 or more or who set up a recurring donation of $5 or more will qualify for one of our incentive packages. Please note that this year we are offering both woman’s and men’s style shirts this year.
To new recurring donors, in thanks, we are offering the following gifts:
- $5/month ($60/year): OSS mug
- Add a one-time $30 donation before March 25th: receive a t-shirt too!
- Add a one-time $50 donation before March 25th: receive invitation to our Donor Appreciation Event
- Add a one-time $125 donation before March 25th: receive 2 t-shirts and 2 invitations to Donor Appreciation Event
- $9.00/month ($108/year): OSS mug and invitation to Donor Appreciation Event
- Add a one-time $20 donation before March 25th: receive a t-shirt too!
- $10/month ($120/year): OSS mug, t-shirt, And invitation to Donor Appreciation Event
- Add a one-time $35 donation before March 25th: receive 2 invitations to the Donor Apprectiation Event
To one-time donors, in thanks, we are offering the following gifts until March 25th:
- $30: OSS t-shirt
- $65: OSS mug and t-shirt
- $100: OSS mug, t-shirt, And invitation to Donor Appreciation Event
- $125: OSS mug, t-shirt, and 2 invitations to Donor Appreciation Event
To current recurring donors:
- Increase your current monthly donation by $1.50 or more and recieve this year’s mug
Please do what you can to make our land and facilities as good as they can be, for ourselves and our future.
So where is this money going?
All funds beyond those needed to print and ship incentives goes directly to fund the mission and work of Oak Spirit Sanctuary. After critical operational expenses (mortgage payments and utilities) the number one priority for Oak Spirit Sanctuary in 2019 is the continued maintenance and improvements to the OSS land and physical properties.
This 'Donor Appreciation Event'. What is it?
The idea is to have an event in the fall hosted by OSS to give back to those who gave to us financially. This last year we had a wonderful dinner gathering at the retreat center where OSS provided the feast and ambiance. Children under age 18 may attend with a donor invitee.
I want an invite to the Donor Appreciation event, but can’t make my donation until after March 25th. Can I still get one after that date?
Invitations will be available after March 25th for a total donation of $100 any way you do it between January 1, 2019 and the day of the event. For example, if you have made 10 $5 per month donation beginning in January, you can go to the event for $50 at the door in October.
Can I use work vouchers for the Donor Appreciation event?
No. However, discounts may be made available for those who volunteer to help at the event itself. Invitations may also be granted for some in-kind donations at the discretion of the Board of Directors. Such requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
So what do these mugs and t-shirts look like?
Here is our design, drawn by a friend of the tribe, and voted on by the community:
Will T-shirts and/or mugs be available for purchase AFTER March 25th?
Maybe. Maybe not. Supplies may be limited if they are. The ONLY way to GUARANTEE getting your hands on one and in your size is to donate by March 25th.
When can I expect my mug or T-shirt?
This is a fundraising campaign, and being stuck with a bunch of left over merchandise undermines our efforts. Therefore, we won’t be placing the order until the Winter campaign concludes. We should have them by early April.
Will you ship my incentives to me?
Yes, we will . . . but we’d rather not. The incentive program does support delivery by USPS, but those costs do eat into our profit margin. Any money we can save on postage will go directly to the operation and improvement of Oak Spirit Sanctuary. We’re happy to mail them to you. We’re even happier if you can pick them up or arrange to have someone else do so for you.
I want every single cent of my donation to support OSS! Can I decline the incentives?
Sure. Just let us know in the comment box when making your donation and we’ll make sure your full donation goes to fund OSS’s mission.