ONLINE GIVING

Thank you for your interest in making a contribution to RAM Ministries. If you have questions about how PayPal works, view our PayPal Frequently Asked Questions page.

Online gifts to our ministry via credit card or PayPal account are transacted via our PayPal account directly from the PayPal secure website. Simply click on the “Donate” button. You will be redirected to a PayPal screen where you may complete your financial transaction securely. To contact us directly about your contribution or to arrange monthly payments via your bank account, please email us at info@bishopmassenburg.com or you may call us at 708.785.3600

PayPal charges a 2.9% fee for each transaction. (For example, if you donate $1,000, you will receive a receipt for giving $1,000, but the ministry will only receive $971 of the donation). The ministry does not charge a transaction fee to the donor. You may also consider alternative methods other than credit card transactions so that all of your gifts will go to RAM Ministries.

Frequently Asked Questions About Donating Online

What is PayPal, and how is RAM Ministries using it to enable online donations?

PayPal allows us to collect donations from a button on our website or an email link. It is a low cost way for us to make it convenient for you to keep give to RAM Ministries.

What is PayPal, and how is RAM Ministries using it to enable online donations?

PayPal allows us to collect donations from a button on our website or an email link. It is a low cost way for us to make it convenient for you to keep give to RAM Ministries.

Will the information I provide be kept private?

We take your privacy very seriously. When you make a donation/payment, we receive an email with your name, the amount of your donation/payment, your physical address and your email address. The addresses may be used to contact you if there are any questions about your donation. RAM Ministries never shares your information with anyone else. For more information see PayPal’s privacy policy.

Do I have to have a PayPal account?

No. Look for the button that allows you to choose to use a major credit card (American Express, VISA, etc.) You can use one of them without ever signing up for PayPal.

How secure is online giving/payments?

PayPal is a secure way to make a payment with your credit or debit card because this information is only processed on PayPal’s secure system. RAM Ministries never sees or has access to your credit card or bank account information. For a more comprehensive information see PayPal’s security overview.

Is there any charge or fee to me for this service?

No. You select the dollar amount for your gift or payment. That is the dollar amount that will be charged and your entire donation is tax deductible. RAM Ministries pays a nominal fee to PayPal for the convenience and security of the service.

Does 100% of my gift go to RAM Ministries?

If you give via cash or check then Yes but, if you use the online service provided by PayPal then No. With every single donation, PayPal will take 2.9% plus $0.30 of that donation as a processing fee. For instance if $100 is given, PayPal will take $2.90 plus $0.30 to pay for their processing. RAM Ministries would receive $96.80 of the original $100

How can I keep track of my online giving/payments?

You will receive an annual giving statement from RAM Ministries which lists all donations you have given (online and in person). If you have a PayPal account then you can also see a record of donations or payments by looking at your account history.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes. As tax a exempt organization, RAM Ministries is qualified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to receive contributions from donors. Since qualified churches/ministries are not subject to federal income tax, these donations are tax‑free to the church. Donors, in turn, may be able to deduct their contributions on their income tax return.

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