Make a Donation to support
Falconwatch runs on the strength of its volunteers and the
strength of financial contributions from our community.
Your support helps us:
- Hire a Falconwatch Coordinator,
whose task is to organize and direct
the on-street Falconwatchers throughout the day, seven days a week,
until the chicks have safely fledged. Coordinators are university or
community college students or graduates who have some experience
with nature oriented field work and, if we are fortunate, hands-on
experience with raptors. Since many organizations that give grants will
not pay for salaries, your donations go first to funding this important position.
- Pay for equipment rentals, including the professional radios our
Falconwatch volunteers use to the Coordinator and other
volunteers aware of their activities when
tracking fledgling falcons through the skies of downtown Hamilton.
- Pay the operating costs of the Coordinator's cell phone and the
internet link to the computers in the Jackson Square display window.
- Pay for maintenance and upgrades of the computer and camera
equipment used to bring you our webcam images. Yes, we get a few
foundation and corporate donations to cover some of these things. But there are always
associated costs not covered by in-kind donations or grants.
- Pay for veterinary and consulting services for the falcons if/when needed.
- Fund the expansion of our efforts to educate the public about the
It is neither trite, nor an overstatement, to say we could not do
this without you. So please take a moment to make a donation,
however large or small, to help us keep going! We have made it as
easy as we can. Now it's up to you. Please check out the
donation options to the right, and please tell your friends about us!
The opportunities here are nearly endless. The only limitation is
the funding we have available. So let's make it great!
HOW TO DONATE
We offer two convenient options:
BY MAIL: Click this link to Open a
printable Donation Form. Fill in the form, put it
in an envelope with your cheque, and mail it in. Quick and easy!
ONLINE: Click the button below to go to the donation website, Canada Helps. This service is
simple to use and secure (none of your financial
information is shared with Falconwatch). A tax receipt will be e-mailed
to you within 24 hours.
Instructions: You will be making a donation to our parent
organization, the Hamilton Naturalists' Club. Please be sure
that you designate the donation for Falconwatch.
Here's how: Once on the Canada Helps website, the first thing you
will see is a brief description of the Club. When you
click on the link to 'donate now' (or 'donate monthly' is also welcome!)
you will see a form that allows you to choose the Fund/Designation for
your donation. You should see "Falconwatch" already selected. If it
is not, kindly click the drop down button and select us from the list.
Enter the amount you want to donate and follow their
instructions for completing the online financial transaction.
Whichever way you choose, your donation is greatly appreciated.