Online Donations for children

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Re: Online Donations for children

Postby jdlessley » Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:51 pm

lynnesshawkes wrote:she has an LDS account, she has a savings account, can't see a reason not to be able to use them together to do this.

The Church is complying with the The Children's Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA). That is why you see the message "You must be at least 13 years old to access this site." Your area authority is well aware of this restriction and therefore used the words "where possible" in their instructions to pay tithing online.
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Re: Online Donations for children

Postby molliepayne » Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:25 pm

How do our kids pay tithing during the pandemic? Both my kids have debit cards (aged 12 and 8) and I'd love them to be able to pay online (even if access was given through my login, although they both have logins.) I'm not sure what do to at this point - they want to pay tithing.

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Re: Online Donations for children

Postby rmrichesjr » Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:41 pm

molliepayne wrote:How do our kids pay tithing during the pandemic? Both my kids have debit cards (aged 12 and 8) and I'd love them to be able to pay online (even if access was given through my login, although they both have logins.) I'm not sure what do to at this point - they want to pay tithing.


At least if you're in the US, one option might be to paper-mail a check to your bishop. (However, there are indications that at the moment the USPS might be getting to be a little less reliable than usual.)

If nothing else, I seem to recall stories from a few decades ago of members who would store their tithing money until a Church authority could be found to give it to. It could be used as a teaching tool, along the lines of, "This belongs to the Lord. We must resist the temptation to use it ourselves."

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Re: Online Donations for children

Postby russellhltn » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:27 pm

Another alternative might be to transfer the money to the parent and let them pay on behalf of the child. Not ideal, but it is an alternative.
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