Who are the Fox Flyers?
The Fox Flyers are a community of supporters who are able to make a financial commitment to help get Wollangarra on its feet again. As a Fox Flyer, you commit to donating $50/month throughout 2021. Combined, the Fox Flyers will fund a significant amount of Wollangarra’s costs in recommencing programs in 2021. The Fox Flyers are connected to Wollangarra in a range of ways, but all believe in the unique, simple place that it is, and the opportunities and experiences it offers both young people and its far-reaching community.
Why is Wollangarra doing this?
It’s been a tough year for all of us, our volunteer staff have been working to keep the place going this year but we want to hit the ground running in 2021. With a bit of ongoing financial help from our community (that’s you!) we can get our staff trained up, get the veggie garden pumping, build new toilet blocks, cover sponsored spots, and get young people back into the mountains as soon as it’s safe to do so.
What if I want to help but can’t afford to?
No worries at all. We’re aware that not everyone in our community will be able to support us in this way. This is just one of many ways to help. If you can’t commit to the year, we accept one off donations (here), and, restrictions-allowing, we are hoping for work parties and volunteering to recommence next year too. Another way to help is to share the word about the Fox Flyers with friends, family, and colleagues who you think might be able to help out financially. Don’t underestimate the power you have by having a chat or sharing a Facebook post.
What do I get in exchange?
As a Fox Flyer you become part of a small but important community of people that are helping Wollangarra get back to what it does best (Young People + High Places). You will receive a welcome package, and expect some Fox Flyer Newsletters, with a couple of extra updates throughout the year. The Fox Flyers will also be invited to get together later in 2021 for an event to say thank you.
Where does the money go?
Donations from the Fox Flyers go into the Wollangarra Public Fund. This money will be used to build the new composting toilets, conduct staff and director training, pay for flying fox expenses (insurance, maintenance, etc.), and support the costs of holiday programs.
Can I receive a tax receipt for my donations?
Absolutely. Wollangarra is a registered Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR), and is on the Register of Environment Organisations. Donations through the Fox Flyer program are fully tax deductible. We’ll ask you about whether you’d like receipts when you sign up.
What if I’d like to make a one-off donation of $600 instead of donating $50/month?
We’re very happy to support you to make a one-off donation. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be in touch to let you know how to make the donation through bank transfer.
When will you be running programs again?
It’s still hard to say, but as soon as it’s safe to do so. Keep an eye out for updates here, and also on our Facebook page.
Can my monthly donations as a Fox Flyer pay for my young person to come on a program
Unfortunately not, Fox Flyers will still have to pay for their young persons course fees. Remember, we have sponsored places available if needed (here).
Can I stop making donations any time during the year?
Of course, although ideally we’d love our Fox Flyers to commit for the whole twelve months. If you can no longer afford to make donations, simply email email@example.com and we can either cancel or pause your monthly donations.
What if I want to continue my monthly donations after 2021?
Wow, you’re really committed to helping us out. This is great to hear. We’ll send info about donating in 2022 and beyond out later in 2021.
Why the name ‘Fox Flyers’?
For those of you who have not been to Wollangarra before, the flying fox is the main way of getting in and out of the property. Over the last 30 years almost everything on site has come over the fox, as well as thousands of young people, community members and volunteers.
It is the heart of the Wollangarra experience, with some Wollies claiming that a night time ride under the stars and over the Macalister River into Wollangarra is the best way to do it.
If you’ve never made the trip, there’s a virtual version for you to enjoy below.
Who should I contact with questions about becoming a Fox Flyer?
Email Annabelle or Josh at firstname.lastname@example.org