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In 2018, the founder, Douglas Woodring, was awarded the 2018 Prince’s Prize for Innovative Non-Profit Work by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco. 

The Award is a global initiative jointly developed by The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and The Tocqueville Foundation. Its goal is to highlight projects and initiatives that have triggered innovative activity in the field of philanthropy, seeking out individuals and organizations that inspire others and demonstrate strong impact or potential impact.  The 2017 prize was awarded to Peggy Rockefeller for her work in helping to solve complex problems of poverty and inequality, while the 2019 was awarded to Mr. Paul Polman for his instrumental work as CEO of Unilever and the significant engagement he created in their quest for sustainability. 

Mr. Woodring received the award for his years of dedication, focus and persistence on reducing plastic pollution, and by doing so with creative, scalable programs that can be replicated across borders.  It is one of the first NGOs to work with both the UN Environment (UNEP) and the World Bank on their respective programs aimed at reducing plastic pollution.

 

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Get Engaged to Help Us End Plastic Pollution  

 

You can help support some of our exciting global and local work to reduce plastic pollution at source, which also helps our communities, waters, environment and ocean.  You can make a tax deductable donation, either one time or monthly. You can also inspire your company engaged in supporting one of our activities, which can be done almost anywhere in the world, as our plastic pollution solutions are meant to be replicated. 

We cannot do this alone, as plastic in the environment is a complex issue, but thanks to your collective support over the past 15 years, we have been able to be one of the leading voices in creating positive, engaged change, at all types of levels.  This includes our Water Rising and Water Falling Festivals, the Inland Ocean Festival, and our Harvest Plastic Program in Cambodia (which we are now replicating in Indonesia, with more locations planned), our Plasticity Forums, our new CAPP Program. 

 

We also have ongoing global programs on plastic pollution - the Plastic Disclosure Project (PDP), which was the first plastic footprinting methodolgy in the world, announced in 2010 at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), and our Global Alert app and platform.  This allows people anywhere in the world to report trash hotspots in the world's waterways and coastlines. Global Alert was also selected as one of the top eight apps in the world "doing good," by CEO Magazine, and won the Energy Globe Award for Hong Kong in 2017.   It is only with your support that we can continue to grow the great momentum that we have built to date, and it continues to get stronger as awareness expands on the complex issue of plastic pollution.

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Donations are tax deductible in the US, Hong Kong, and other locations that have reciprocal tax deduction policies. 

We would be delighted if you are able to donate to us on a monthly basis, if you are able to do so, and a few monthly donation options can easily be activated via this link at Paypal, which also accepts credit cards for donation purposes.

Ocean Recovery Alliance is a U.S. 501c3, and a charitable organization in Hong Kong - both allow for tax deductible donations, so thank you for thinking of the ocean when it comes to the end of the tax year for your donation options.  We are a member of Benevity, and 1% for the Planet, and we welcome your support and engagement.  Our 990 is available here, but please note that all of our operations are initiated and run out of Hong Kong where we can make a bigger difference in the world with countries in all regions which have fewer capacities and infrastructure than some countries in the developed world.  As such, our 990 numbers are not high, because our funding efforts and collaborators are mainly working with us in other locations.  We would be happy to discuss our programs and successful donation history over the past 15 years if interested.
 

For individuals who donate more than US$150, we are happy to send you one of our cool Plastically Impossible Jigsaw Puzzles, with six entertaining and educational designed, all guaranteed to make you wonder how it all got there.  

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Donations can be made online, or by check to the following addresses below:

Ocean Recovery Alliance relies on your support to grow and scale our innovative solutions, education and events.  As always, we appreciate your donations and help to spread the word about some of our work.  You can also donate via our other donation sites -

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We are able to accept Stocks and U.S. Securities via our Schwab account, in case you would like to donate stocks in order to avoid capital gains taxes.  Please contact us for more information if you would like to donate in this manner, please contact Kai Smith: kai@oceanrecov.org 

Donation by Mail:

United States:  Ocean Recovery Alliance, Inc.
1230 Clay St. #203, San Francisco, CA 94108

Hong Kong: Ocean Recovery Alliance, Ltd.
2303 23Fl Lee Garden Two, 28 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong      

Get Engaged to Help Us End Plastic Pollution  

You can help support some of our amazing global and local work to reduce ocean plastic by making a tax deductable donation, either one time or monthly. You can also get your company involved in supporting one of our activities, which can be done almost anywhere in the world, as our plastic pollution solutions are meant to be replicated. 

We can't do this alone, as plastic in the environment is a complex issue, but thanks to your collective support over the past 10 years, we have been able to be one of the leading voices in creating positive, engaged change, at all types of levels.  This includes our Water Rising and Water Falling Festivals in Cambodia (which we are now planning to replicate in other countries), our Plasticity Forums, our new CAPP Program, our ongoing global programs on plastic pollution - the Plastic Disclosure Project (similar to carbon and water reporting), and our Global Alert platform, to allow for community reporting of trash hotspots anywhere in the world's waterways or coastlines. Global Alert was also selected as one of the top eight apps in the world "doing good," by CEO Magazine, and won the Energy Globe Award for Hong Kong in 2017.   It is only with your support that we can continue to grow the great momentum that we have built to date, and it continues to get stronger as awareness expands on the complex issue of plastic pollution.

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