How To Donate
The HOCC is a not-for-profit international network, but donations are not tax-deductible (yet...). However, because we have received queries about this, and have also already received donations, we thought it best to clarify:
-any monetary donations are wired directly to Honduras, or are received in Honduras, and are invested directly in efforts that donors wish to support.
-we solicit volunteers, interns, and paying clients for our expeditions to help offset costs and pay local people appropriate wages
-a single $50 contribution, for example, can fund an entire day of environmental education in a remote community; it is AMAZING how far very little money can go, and how much it can achieve!
-since 2011, our steering committee members have been supported directly, or through our institutions, by The Peregrine Fund (Red-throated Caracara), Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, Zoo Boise, Naples Zoo and Caribbean Gardens, and Zoo Conservation Outreach Group (3-wattled Bellbird), National Geographic Committee for Research and Exploration (unsurveyed cloud forests), among others.
-we gladly accept donations (see list below) that we promptly hand-carry to Honduras and keep in our warehouse at ORCHIDS, or distribute to schools:
ANY environmental education materials, in Spanish, for schools
Tents, sleeping bags and pads, frame packs, day packs, and any other camping gear
Electronic equipment: old laptops and cameras are most valuable
Binoculars, binoculars, binoculars!
A field vehicle (!)