Thank you for even considering making a donation to RIG.  We are a not-for-profit, community based organisation with our centre in American River on Kangaroo Island in South Australia.  As of September 2022, we are a registered charity.  All of our income comes from people like you who think that what we are doing is worthy of your support.

Rebuilding Independence will take time.  We know that we have to look to the long term and be patient and painstaking.   We also know that it will take a lot of money and for that reason we are continually fund raising.  Although all our labour is by volunteers, we need to purchase materials.  We already have enough timber for the ribs - all of which have now been constructed - and the keel as well as the hull planks.   Once they're on, there's still the ropes, sails, paint and the 1001 other items needed to build the vessel.  And that's without thinking of day to day expenses such as electricity, insurance, council lease.

Most people donate through our plank scheme under which we "sell" "planks" for $20 each.  (You can buy as many as you like.)   Your name is listed as a donor on the boathouse wall and, if you come to visit us at American River, we will give you a souvenir plank to take home! If you'd like to be one of the over 5000 people (Nov. 2021) who have donated by this method, please click here.  Donations of $2 and over are tax deductible in Australia.

If you have any questions, or would like to donate a larger sum, please get in touch with us to discuss.