Give A Gift To Wildlife

Protect Their Homes Forever
Orenda needs your help more than ever this year. With the assistance of loans from the Nature Conservancy, the Cape Cod Compact of Conservation Trusts and others, Orenda will purchase 50 acres of wildlife habitat adjacent to the Makepeace Sanctuary in Mashpee in 2001. The cost is $270,000, a remarkable $5,400 per acre, far below what is being seen for similar land on Cape Cod. But we need your contribution to forever protect this extraordinary land for wildlife. Please help by giving a tax-deductible gift to Orenda today so that the homes of coyotes, rabbits, deer, foxes and other wildlife who live there can be protected forever.

Leave a Legacy
A bequest is a wonderful way to create a lasting land legacy. A simple provision in your will (“I leave $______ to Orenda Wildlife Land Trust, with its principal offices at 1000 Main Street, West Barnstable, MA 02668 for its wildlife habitat protection program.”) will help Orenda continue to preserve remaining wildlife habitat on Cape Cod and will decrease your heirs’ estate taxes.

Orenda can accomplish so much when supporters remember us in their wills. A generous gift of $20,000 enabled Orenda to purchase the No Bottom Pond Sanctuary in Brewster because of a donor’s thoughtful planning. The David Nelson Sanctuary in Plymouth was created when the donor transferred ownership of his property to Orenda in his will, fulfilling his heartfelt desire to preserve and protect wildlife habitat.

Orenda sincerely thanks all of its supporters who have already named Orenda in their wills.

Create a Memorial/ Honor A Friend
An especially meaningful way to remember or honor a friend or loved one is to give a donation in their name. Memorial donations are a lasting tribute and another way to help Orenda acquire and maintain protected open space wildlife sanctuaries. Several special memorial donations have helped Orenda acquire and provide stewardship to several sanctuaries in Mashpee. Orenda acknowledges each donation received in honor or memory of someone with a personal letter of thanks. For more information about donations in honor or memory of a friend or loved one, please call Orenda at (508) 362-4798 or email us at donations@orendalandtrust.org.

Give a Gift of Appreciated Securities
Consider a gift of appreciated securities to Orenda. If you have held stocks or bonds for more than one year and they have increased in value, you are likely eligible for a charitable income tax deduction for the full market value. A gift of this type allows you to avoid the capital gains tax that would be due if you sold the securities. Orenda’s Smith’s Dock Sanctuary in West Barnstable was made possible through a donation of appreciated securities, as was Orenda’s capacity to protect critical habitat on the Child’s River in Waquoit. Please call Orenda at (508) 362-4798 or email us at donations@orendalandtrust.org to learn more about making a gift of appreciated securities.

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