“O.U.R. Sustainers” – core supporter program
To Donate to OUR Community, please scroll to the bottom of this page to view our donation options.
We are so grateful for the support from OUR Donors.
After years of lobbying and months of concerted effort on the part of many stakeholders, OUR Ecovillage is thrilled to have broken more regulatory ground in BC. As of September 2015, OUR Co-op now holds OUR mortgage collectively, a banking feat impossible previous to this point. With the incredible support of Vancity Credit Union, we are ushering in a new era of true community. As the Village transitions to ownership by its members, we now look both to planning for the future and the essential day-to-day running of the community.
Vancity has stepped up in a significant manner to ensure that OUR Ecovillage will be invaluable wellness, permaculture, and sustainable living school and intentional community for generations to come. They have allowed us to continue building for our children’s children and will allow your children’s children to visit as well. With Vancity’s support and vote of confidence in the macro-level financials, OUR is committed to repaying their leap of faith with a community commitment of our own, which is where you, our wider community, come in.
Though we aim to be as self-sufficient as possible, the day-to-day running costs of a site and school as extensive as ours are still substantial and varied, from feeding our animals to providing stipends to OUR amazing teaching staff, keeping the property fully insured, and constantly striving towards a better future for our Village, our community, and our planet. To do that work, we need your help.
As members of OUR community, we invite you to commit to the Village by becoming a Sustainer. OUR Sustainers are valued members of the community who help support the day-to-day running of the Village with automated monthly contributions. At the same time showing Vancity and other major funders and financial supporters that the local and international community also sees and supports the incredible value of the work of the Village.
OUR Sustainers gain access to some fantastic value-based perks, depending on the value of their monthly contribution. Those perks and support levels are listed below, along with information about signing up to join our network of Sustainers. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the office. We can’t wait to see you at OUR next Sustainers event! We invite you to join “OUR Sustainers” in a few easy steps by setting up a monthly donation.
We are excited to be able to offer tax receipts and automatic monthly donations.
If you would like to make automatic monthly donations to O.U.R. Ecovillage, there are two options:
1. Monthly Automatic Withdrawal from your bank account.
This is a safe and easy method and has very low admin fees. Please contact us to get the form to set this up: email@example.com
2. Monthly Credit Card Payments.
Simply click on the “Subscribe” button below to set up automatic payments from your Visa or Mastercard. If you would like to donate a different amount or have questions, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-743-3067
One Time Donations
Prefer to make a one-time donation? Along with OUR Sustainers, who keep the Village itself going, OUR Donors help keep the education programs alive.
Examples of what these types of donations are as follows:
- Send a public school child to an educationsal day ($40)
- Feed a youth group lunch ($100)
- Send an entire class for an educational experience at the village ($250)
- Contribute towards a permaculture scholarship fund ($500)
Select the “Donate” button below to make a donation. No donation is too small and we appreciate all of the support we receive from OUR Donors.