In the last week or so, I’ve had no less than four or five people ask me the same question and I figured since four or five are asking me the same question, there may be twenty who are not asking so I’d like to answer here publicly for the world to see.
So here is the the question:
If I were going to contribute, which is the BEST way?
Here is my answer:
1) The easiest way ( for me personally) is through my personal paypal account. To give you an idea of the fees, they take right at 60 cents out for every $10.00 sent directly from the deposit/donation.
I also realize that many folks might have concerns about sending money directly to us ( not knowing us) and all.
For that reason, we set up the GoFundMe Fundraiser because it establishes identity, and such. I have yet to withdrawl any funds but I know they charge 5 % in real time.
A few days ago, Lance Greene of Taking Back your Life, Inc. ( A Clearwater, Florida based charity) has generously offered to accept donations in our name. Here you have the comfort of knowing that you are dealing with an charitable entity, ( 501 3c ) PLUS your donation is TAX DEDUCTIBLE! WIN WIN!!!
Now that we’re out of the closet ( so to speak) I am not opposed to receiving donations via snail mail. But you’ll have to email us for our name and our mailing address. Not quite ready to put our home address out there.
Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also consider gift cards as well. I have a list of stores I frequent on the ^ donation page ^
I also have a pre-paid debit card ( similar to Green Dot ) that can be loaded through MoneyPak which is available at various retailers nationwide ( I think there is a $20 minimum and a $4.95 fee for that transaction) But once you purchase, you just have to email me the code on the receipt. With that I can transfer it directly to my card.
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~ IT ALL HELPS! Truly! And is VERY MUCH appreciated!
~ Thanks and God Bless