Can You Help Us Raise $25,000?
This summer, people in BC felt the brunt of the climate emergency. Catastrophic wildfires raged in the BC interior, and the town of Lytton burned to the ground. Vancouver Island endured severe drought conditions, and a searing heat dome with record-breaking temperatures in the 40s contributed to 700 deaths and killed over a billion sea creatures.
People are waking up to the climate emergency, and demanding action. Over 350 BC climate action organizations and initiatives have formed in response to the crisis, and during 2021 fifty volunteers worked hard to form and launch the West Coast Climate Action Network (WE-CAN), to serve, support, amplify and promote the climate action work of our 200+ member organizations, to help them become stronger and more effective. We have done all this on a $600 budget.
We now need to raise $25,000 to advance our work:
- to support our work connecting BC’s 350 different climate action groups,
- to promote their climate action work,
- to build on our engagement with Indigenous climate initiatives, and
- to engage with social justice groups, green businesses, colleges, labour unions, religious congregations, and other environmental groups.
Can you help? Your support will enable us to work together to fight this looming catastrophe. You can either contribute through our GoFundMe page, or directly (see below).
To Donate Directly
If you are willing to donate directly, you will avoid the 1.9% processing fee, and a generous donor has offered to match each dollar raised, up to $10,000. So if you give $250, it becomes $500.
1: To donate by Interac e-transfer
Send your donation to email@example.com
Note: we have auto-deposit privileges, but if you are including an Interac e-Transfer security question, please let us know the answer.
2: To make an Internal Transfer
If you bank with VanCity Credit Union or an affiliate you will not need to pay Interac service charges. After logging into your account and filling out the required fields in the “Transfer Money” menu, select “Another Member” as the recipient. You will be asked for our WE-CAN Relationship Number (#91334068) and our Account: “Business Chequing”.
3: To make a small monthly donation
If you prefer to make a small monthly donation using Interac e-transfer, select “Recurring Transfer”.
4: To donate by cheque
To donate by cheque, mail a cheque payable to “West Coast Climate Action Network” to: WE-CAN, 407-6591 Lincroft Road, Sooke, BC V9Z 1M2
Thank-you for caring about our planet. Thank-you for helping WE-CAN do more together. WE-CAN is a registered incorporated society in BC, but not a registered charity, so we cannot issue income tax receipts. We can, however, send you our deepest gratitude.
To learn more about us, watch the video of our Public Launch on October 5th: https://tinyurl.com/WE-CANLaunch