Since I am an orchid hobbyist, and have been since youth, I'm pasting portions of this email I received from The American Orchid Society. Perhaps you'd like to donate.
This letter feels very personal to me this year. The coronavirus outbreak has forced us to reevaluate where we work, how to deliver relevant customer experiences, and how digital channels can be used to support business continuity through the crisis and beyond. Our homes are now our office. None of us could have foreseen the scenarios we are now facing together. So much uncertainty and stress in one way or another over the past year—pandemic, school closures, economic strain, the list goes on. As we continue to navigate the changing tides posed by this pandemic, our priorities remain the same — to continue providing orchid information and services to you. That is why your donation to the American Orchid Society is SO important.
Classrooms, outdoor seminars and walk throughs are ways that conservation dollars help preserve these wild spaces no matter where they are located. It is not only about today but about tomorrow and our future as world citizens. We need your help to make our efforts go even further to target and preserve critical habitat and thus continue to enjoy the mysteries and complexities of these intriguing plants. This year, we are sharing donations with two other conservation groups that need our help, the NAOCC and Growiser.
Please donate to the AOS today at: https://aos.org/donate. Of course, if you prefer to contribute to our other programs and priorities, as listed on the website, your donation will be gratefully received and put to good service. Thank you in advance for considering the AOS and helping us to support and serve this important community.
I wish you and your family safety and good health in the weeks ahead, and may you have the best New Year ever.
Bob Fuchs, President
American Orchid Society