Donating to Ward Budget Online

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Donating to Ward Budget Online

Postby silus99 » Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:43 pm

I have a unit that is doing a giving tree. They cannot meet right now and would like to allow members to donate funds for the gifts we will purchase through the Donations section of the website where they would do fast offerings and tithing. There is an Other category that has a drop down list currently containing two items (Book of Mormon & Temple Construction). Is there a way to get a ward budget item like the giving tree on this list or does the Church determine that list?

Thanks,
B Decker

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Re: Donating to Ward Budget Online

Postby lajackson » Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:54 pm

silus99 wrote:I have a unit that is doing a giving tree. . . . There is an Other category that has a drop down list currently containing two items (Book of Mormon & Temple Construction). Is there a way to get a ward budget item like the giving tree on this list or does the Church determine that list?
The two items in the Other drop down menu on line are considered charitable contributions. Donations members make to Other accounts set up by the ward are not. The Church controls the Other options.

And members are not allowed to contribute to the budget fund.

So the answer is that there is not an online way for members to contribute, and any contributions they make through the normal envelope system will not be included as charitable contributions on their annual report of contributions.

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Re: Donating to Ward Budget Online

Postby silus99 » Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:14 am

lajackson wrote:
silus99 wrote:I have a unit that is doing a giving tree. . . . There is an Other category that has a drop down list currently containing two items (Book of Mormon & Temple Construction). Is there a way to get a ward budget item like the giving tree on this list or does the Church determine that list?
The two items in the Other drop down menu on line are considered charitable contributions. Donations members make to Other accounts set up by the ward are not. The Church controls the Other options.

And members are not allowed to contribute to the budget fund.

So the answer is that there is not an online way for members to contribute, and any contributions they make through the normal envelope system will not be included as charitable contributions on their annual report of contributions.
Thanks so much!


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