We appreciate your support on any level, whether its from a small plant purchase or if you are able to join as a member. This comes at a time when we are dealing with the impact of the the recent increase of minimum wage, that takes effect on January 1st, 2017. The vote raises minimum wage from $8/hour to $10/hr in 2017, and goes up to $11/hour in 2018, and to $12/hour in 2019. As desirable as it is to have people increase their wages, it will be a great challenge for us to pay our 40+ workers with disabilities these increased rates. Desert Survivors main mission is to provide jobs for persons with disabilities, and our generous community has supported and facilitated this great program to continue for over three decades. Thank you!
Becoming a Member!
Membership costs $50 and is good for a year. Members get a 10% discount on all purchases at the nursery (plants, books, supplements, soils, etc.) for an entire year, and get a 20% discount on all purchases during all plant sale days. There are a total of 11 sale dates during the year: a full week during the spring (5 days), one day in July, and a full week during the fall (5 days). Your membership donation is also tax deductible as we are a 501-c3-non profit corporation. Members get the first pick at spring and fall plant sale dates with a special members sale the first day of both of those sale weeks.
To become a member, you can pay here via paypal or with credit credit. Or you can mail us a check or call us and do it over the phone. Members also get newsletters in the Spring and Fall, and a postcard notification for our summer Monsoon sale.
Purchase a Gift Certificate!
Gifts certificates are available in any size, do not expire, and can be used anytime (including during plant sales). Please click here if you want to instruct us to mail a purchased gift certificate to a specific address.
End of the Year Tax Credit Donation!
Another great way to support Desert Survivors is to make an end of the year donation to us as part of the Arizona Credit for Contributions to Qualifying Charitable Organizations. This enables an individual to make a $400 donation or a couple to make a $800 donation to the non-profit of their choice, and then are fully reimbursed by the state for this donation after they submit their state tax filing. This donation is great because you get all of your money back from the state of Arizona, and are only out the funds from the time you donate in December until you file your taxes. Any tax donation over $50 receives a complimentary annual membership to Desert Survivors, and donations on or over $200 also receive a special gift membership that you can share with whomever you like. Please click here to let us know who you would like to share your gift membership with (name & address). Thanks for considering this!
Whenever you make purchases through Amazon, you can take advantage of the AmazonSmile program where a half a percent of your order goes to the non-profit organization of your choice. Simply login into AmazonSmile, select Desert Survivors, and bookmark it! When you have to order things online, keep us in mind when using Amazon.