Giving Tuesday is almost here! December 1st is an international day of giving back, and your opportunity to participate in the global generosity movement. It is your chance to make a difference in the lives of the friends and family members of those who have, and will choose, Heritage Acres Memorial Sanctuary as their final resting place. We provide many options for those who are seeking death practices and rituals that are meaningful and intentional about strengthening the bonds we all share with the Earth, and with each other.
Heritage Acres is not only a natural burial ground, but also a nature preserve dedicated to protecting land from development, conserving natural habitats and ecosystems, and allowing our bodies to return organically to the Earth. We accomplish these efforts through revenue generated from burial fees, grants and foundation support, individual donations, and our sustaining donor program.
Here’s How You Can Help
We invite you to help us in these efforts by becoming part of our circle of friends who believe there is a better way to care for our deceased loved ones and the environment.
BECOME A SUSTAINING DONOR: Sustaining donations help Heritage Acres better serve the families who have placed their trust in us. With consistent, reliable income, we can also be good stewards of the land we’re working to preserve. We can support our staff with a livable wage and help to keep the costs of green burial accessible to everyone.
Need some reasons why you should become a sustaining donor? We’re glad you asked!
It’s Automatic: Your sustaining donation is charged to your credit card each month for as long as you want to continue to support the work we do. You can cancel, increase, or decrease your donations at any time.
It’s Green: We’re all about reducing and reusing. Because your donations happen virtually, it’s just safer – and greener.
It Creates Greater Impact: Because we can count on your donation month after month, we can dedicate more resources to initiatives other than fundraising.
It’s Dependable: Heritage Acres Memorial Sanctuary can plan its revenue and expenses more accurately, allowing us to do more.
We Will Honor You: You’ll be recognized publicly in our newsletter and receive certain Heritage Acres perks (TBD)!
Here’s how it works:
- You designate the monthly amount you want to contribute on your credit or debit card. Indicate you want your donation to be recurring.
- PayPal takes care of the rest – charging your card as frequently as you indicate, until you notify them to stop.
You can contribute to Heritage Acres at any of the following levels:
- Planter ($20 monthly)
- Sower ($50 monthly)
- Nurturer ($100 monthly)
- Other Amount
To sign up, go to Become a Sustaining Donor (PayPal link).
MAKE A ONE-TIME DONATION: If you are not ready to become a sustaining donor, please consider making a one-time, tax-deductible contribution to Heritage Acres. Your support will go toward any number of initiatives vital to fulfilling our mission.
MAKE A MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTION: A donation in memory of a loved one is a beautiful way to honor both their life, and your commitment to a sustainable future for generations to come. Simply indicate the amount, and then add a note that your contribution is “In Loving Memory of . . .”
For more information, visit the Heritage Acres Memorial Sanctuary website.