How to Donate funds:
You may donate funds to the NCPMS four ways: Paypal, Venmo, check, or cash, if in person. Donations are used to help pay for educational and outreach events, new public sites, and maintenance of the established public sites so that everyone may enjoy the martins. We also have planned scientific research goals. The NCPMS is a registered 501c3 and donations are deductible to the extent allowed by current laws. Contact us for our EIN/Tax ID.
If paying by check - Make your check out to NC Purple Martin Society and send it to this address:
NC Purple Martin Society
8535 Lindley Mill Rd
Snow Camp, NC 27349
If paying by Paypal - Click the purple 'Donate' button at the bottom of the page.
If paying by Venmo - Search the username @ncpurplemartin on your Venmo app.
Donations of Materials:
Consider donating your materials so we can start more public martin sites or expand existing ones!
Gourds: NCPMS appreciates donations of large (9" diameter or more) thick-walled natural gourds, or opaque plastic gourds of the following durable brands: Troyer, Excluder, Supergourd. We cannot accept S&K/Royal Wing, Heath, or translucent gourds with no cleanout ports.
Martin Houses: The following brands are accepted in good condition: Lonestar, Trio, Trendsetter, Troyer T-14, Sunset Inn. We prefer houses that are ready for use on a winch & cable or rope & pulley system. We cannot accept Heath, S&K/Royal Wing or other plastic houses.
Other supplies: 2 inch or 3 inch square pole systems (with all sections including ground sleeve or ground stake intact), EZ-Off predator guards, sturdy gourd racks, tubes of Lexel caulk, cans of flat white spray paint that will work on plastic (Krylon Fusion, etc).
Anything else or not sure: please contact us to inquire. Thanks for your consideration!
Donations of Time and Talent:
We are in need of many volunteers, especially folks that are willing to help start or run public sites. See our volunteering page for more information.
We appreciate your support!