This is a secure way of donating on-line to St. John’s Lutheran Church of Richlandtown, PA. It is through an ELCA affiliated company called Tithe.ly. Feel free to check them out at https://get.tithe.ly/
In order to give, click on the Give button above. The first time you give, you will be prompted to set up a free account with Tithe.ly and to securely register a credit /debit card or a bank account.
Once you are set up, when you donate, there will be a drop down menu with choices. Please choose “General Fund” to make sure it comes directly to St. Johns.
Tithe.ly makes money by taking a small percentage of your donation- see below. If you want to cover that transaction cost, there is an option to do that as well, so that your entire intended donation comes to St. John’s. There is also an option to set up a recurring donation.
For example, if you donated $10.00, with VISA, MasterCard, or Discover, $9.41 would come to St. Johns and $0.59 (2.9% of $10 + $0.30) would go to Tithe.ly. If you chose to cover the processing fee, all $10.00 would come to St. Johns and your card would be charged the $0.59 for a total charge to your card of $10.59.
After each donation you will receive an email from Tithe.ly as receipt of your donation. Keep this receipt for tax purposes.
If you have any questions feel free to contact Tithe.ly or St. John’s office at 215-536-5027 or firstname.lastname@example.org
What are the Tithe.ly processing fees?
In the US, Canada, and Australia, Tithe.ly charges 2.9% + $0.30 per successful transaction (eg. donation/gift, registration, payment) for VISA, MasterCard, and Discover.
American Express is 3.5% + $0.30 per successful transaction.
The Tithe.ly processing fees are charged in US dollars.