Effortless Giving

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We understand the financial challenges we all face. It's difficult to keep up with our obligations and still make charitable donations. That's why our Effortless Giving Program makes so much sense. It's based on the ability to generate small donations simply from the buying activities you make on a routine basis. After a short setup it is truly 'effortless' to give.

Amazon Smile

For those of you who participated in the Amazon Smile Program to benefit our Parish, we thank you. Amazon’s small percentage of the self-directed sales came to $361.50 (as of November 2022). This isn't a huge number, but it’s money the church received directly from Amazon to pay bills, with almost no effort on the part of those who participated.

With regret, we announce that Amazon is eliminating the community-directed portion of this program on February 20, 2023. Instead of allowing participants to select a charity of their choice, Amazon has created several causes that you will be able to select. Amazon feels that this will allow them to have more direct impact on specific giving goals. They are surely correct. They have contributed $400,026,236.70 in total to American charities (as of December 2022). If that amount was focused, it certainly would have measurable impact.

While it’s unfortunate for us to lose any contributions, and many of us would prefer to direct our giving to specific charities, I’m sure that their selected causes are varied enough to have one that speaks to you for future participation.

Again, many thanks for your help through Amazon Smile!

RoundUp App

If you ever buy anything with a credit or debit card, you can donate your spare change on each purchase you make. Spend $10.99 at the grocery store and we will get 1 cent. Spend $79.99 to get a new tire and we still get 1 cent. This program will automatically give us the 'change' up to the next dollar amount. You can sign up on your PC using https://roundupapp.com , or download the app on your smartphone. Follow the instructions to register the card(s) you want to use for the donation and select Greek Orthodox Community of West Central Florida, Inc as the recipient of your donations. You're done! Unless you change it, we will get the 'change' from every purchase made with the registered payment source automatically. You will receive information on your donations via email from RoundUp App.

2023 RoundUp App GOAL: Increase from 5 to 12 participants. Based our giving data thus far, 12 donors would contribute enough to make one mortgage payment each year! 

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