Another option for giving to West Sub is to have Amazon direct a portion (0.5%) of your purchases to West Sub on a quarterly basis by using Amazon Smile. This does not cost you anything and is easy to setup.
To use Amazon Smile, simply access your account via this link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3046961
Once you have setup your account with Amazon Smile, simply visit https://smile.amazon.com instead of https://amazon.com whenever you place an order. The church will receive no information on who makes purchases or the items purchased, we simply receive a quarterly payment based on volume of sales.
Simply text the amount that you would like to give to “84321”. The first time you will receive a link to setup payment options (again, we recommend ACH/Bank account), but after that you can simply text the amount that you wish to give, and everything will be handled automatically. Here’s a quick video demonstrating the process:
(Please use ACH or consider covering the processing fee)
Nothing is ever 100% secure. With that being said, statistically speaking it is actually riskier to pay by check than it is to pay electronically.
We take precautions to ensure that giving online is as safe as it can be. All online donations are processed through third parties who specialize in online payments and donations and follow PCI compliance standards. In addition, even though we are not required to follow PCI standards since we use third parties to process the payments, we still hold the security of the westsub.org website to a very high standard (which actually beats PCI standards in many ways). We have partnered with Infosec Chicago to handle the security of the website, along with weekly vulnerability scanning.
The safest way to give online (from a potential liability standpoint) is via credit card; however, processing fees are higher via credit card than via electronic check (ACH), so please consider covering the processing fees if you choose to pay by credit card.
If you have any questions regarding our security practices or general questions about the safety of paying online vs via check, please email [email protected] or talk to Brian Semrau.
No. We can whether you paid with a credit card or bank account, and we can also see the type of credit card or name of your bank, along with the last 4 digits of the account or credit card number.
Yes. You will receive an emailed receipt immediately after the donation is processed. You will also receive a yearly giving statement. You can also access your donation history from your online profile.