Stewardship: Paying Your Pledge

From Shawn Steketee:

Board members have been receiving questions about how to pay pledges or make donations and where they should be sent. There are several ways you can pay your pledge or make a donation:

1. Mail a check  payable to UUCB at PO Box 1496, Binghamton NY 13902. This is our new PO Box address, the mail is picked up from this box a couple of times a week. Please note on the memo line where the funds should be credited. Examples; annual pledge, capital campaign, minister’s discretionary fund, etc.  

2. Use your bank or credit union bill paying service and have them mail a check to UUCB at PO Box 1496, Binghamton NY 13902. If you make monthly payments, this can be very convenient, as most services allow for recurring payments. Most services also allow you to put a note on the payment to indicate where the funds should be credited (see examples above). If you are already using a bill paying service, you may need to update the mailing address. 

3. Pay via the UUCB Website. On the top right of any page on the website, you will see the word DONATE, click on it and it will take you to a page that allows you to make an electronic payment or donation.  You do not need to have a PayPal account to use this form of payment, you can also use it to make a payment via credit or debit card. Once you are on the payment page, there are 3 buttons that you can click on, Annual Pledge, Capital Campaign, and General Donation. Once you click on one of the buttons, you will see a box that offers you the choice to to pay via PayPal or make an Offline Donation. Make sure that PayPal has been chosen, blue dot next to PayPal. If you choose Offline Donation, you will see instructions for mailing a check. After verifying that PayPal has been chosen, fill in the requested information. If you are making an Annual Pledge payment, please indicate the pledge year in the comment box, if you are making a general donation, please indicate the type of donation in the comment box. Click on the Donate Now button, you will then see a box that allows you to choose to pay via your PayPal account or to use a Debit or Credit card to make your payment. Choose the option that you prefer and then follow the instructions for completing your donation.
 
There are no fees to UUCB for options 1 & 2, for option 3 there is a small fee that is charged to UUCB. 

You might be wondering “What if I have recently sent a payment to UUCB at the 183 Riverside Drive address?”. We have a forwarding order on file to direct mail from our physical address on Riverside Dr to our new PO Box. As a safeguard, the mailbox at 183 Riverside Dr is checked at least once a week.