Text Giving at Hope Fellowship Church

Looking for a simple and secure way to donate with your phone?  Txt2Give (Text-to-Give) is here to help!  
Here's a quick video with more details below.

Text-to-Give creates a link between your debit/credit card and your cell phone (either a smart phone or even a 'feature'/flip phone - anything that can text).  Once set up, you can simply text your donation amount to the church's number!  This is just one of the ways you can donate to Hope Fellowship.
 

So, what's involved?  Follow these steps:

  1. Send a text to the church's number 289-274-6871.  This can either be the word "give" or an amount.
     
  2. You will receive a text back with the funds you can select from to direct your donation.  We currently have three funds set up: 1. the General Fund/Budget (for the operating budget), 2. the Weekly Cause (as listed in the bulletin) or 3. the Building Fund (for our mortgage).  Reply to the text with the appropriate number.
     
  3. Reply with the dollar amount of your donation.
     
  4. You will be sent a link to a website where you will be prompted to text back a 4 digit code to prove you own the cell phone.  You can then enter your name, email and address along with the card you would like to use.  To help out our Counting Committee, please include your Envelope Number after your first name. You will only need to do this step once.  

That's it!  A receipt will be emailed to you to confirm the transaction and the amount will be added to your year-end tax receipt.

Note: if you don't have a smart phone you can use the link from Step 4 on any computer to connect your cell phone and credit card.  Here is the link to the setup page.

You can donate with a debit card if it has the Visa or Mastercard symbol on it and, for credit cards, you can use Visa, Mastercard and American Express.  You credit card info cannot be accessed through this service for any other purpose - only to donate to Hope Fellowship.  If there are any concerns a donation, please email admin@hopefellowship.ca or contact the office.

There is a small administration fee for each donations but you will receive a tax receipt for the full amount of your donation at the end of the year.
 

Additional Info

Keywords:  to make the donation process even easier, you can save a few steps through the use of keywords. By texting the keyword and the dollar amount together, you will just have to confirm the donation and you're done!

The keywords are "budget" for the General Fund/Budget, "cause" for the Weekly Cause and "building" for the Building Fund.

Examples: "budget 50", "cause 25", "building 100" 
 

Recurring Giving:  When you donate, you'll be given the option to create a recurring donation.  Once the donation is set up, you will still receive a text each time asking you to confirm whether to process the payment.  You can also cancel, skip or edit the amount from the confirmation message as well.

Updating your info: If you need to update your credit card, email address or existing recurring donations, simply text "update" to the church's number and you will be sent a website to log in.  This can be done on your smart phone or by using the link on any other computer.
 

Refunds

If something went through that you didn't intend or you need to refund a donation, simply email admin@hopefellowship.ca with the email address that you registered with Txt2Give and the date of the transaction and we will process the refund.

 


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