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Text to Give

This easy and convenient way to give accepts debit/credit cards and electronic check donations directly from your bank account.  When you use Text to Give for the first time, you will be asked to register the debit/credit card or bank account that you would like to use for giving.  You can give just once or schedule a recurring gift.  Follow the more detailed instructions below to use this method of giving by simply texting your gift amount to 205-881-5050 (and save the number to your smart phone for future giving).

CAN I DESIGNATE GIFTS TO DIFFERENT FUNDS?

Yes, gifts can be designated to certain funds through the use of keywords.  Please note that any gift without a designation will be considered a gift for our general operating budget. At the present time, the keywords listed below are the ONLY available designated giving opportunities. From time to time, other keywords may be introduced for special giving opportunities.  Again, the use of any unlisted keyword or the absence of a keyword will result in your donation being applied to our general operating budget.

To give to:   Shades Operating Budget

Use the Keyword:  “Tithe”, “Give”, or “Budget”;
  or  simply text a $ amount with no keyword,
  or  text your $ amount with any unlisted keyword

To give to:   Make Jesus Known

Use the Keyword:  “MJK” or “Missions”

So to recap:  Text the $ amount you wish to give, along with the keyword, in any order, to 205-881-5050, and your gift will be processed immediately. 

DO I HAVE TO USE A ‘$’ SYMBOL WHEN TYPING A GIFT AMOUNT?

You can enter the ‘$’ sign or not, either way will work fine.  Gifts will work as 100, $100, $100.00, 100.00, etc.

ARE KEYWORD DESIGNATIONS CASE SENSITIVE?

No, nothing is case-sensitive.

WHAT IF I ACCIDENTALLY TYPE THE WRONG AMOUNT?

Contact the Shades Finance Office at smbc@shades.org or call (205) 822-1670 and your transaction error will be corrected as soon as possible.

DOES IT COST ME ANYTHING TO MAKE A TEXT GIFT?

Standard text messaging and data rates apply, just as when you send a text message or use the Internet.

HOW WILL I KNOW WHEN MY DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD IS CHARGED?

You will receive both an email and a text message confirmation when your debit/credit card or bank account is charged. Your giving will be applied directly to your debit/credit card or bank account, not your phone bill. Charges will appear as Shades Mountain Baptist Church.

HOW DO I KNOW IT IS SECURE?

Your personal and financial information is always encrypted and stored securely by the company we use to process your transaction.  No personal or financial information is transmitted via the text messaging process.

HOW WILL MY PHONE NUMBER BE USED?

Your phone number will never be sold, traded or given out. You will only be texted with a confirmation of your giving and/or with a response to other requests you may make.

HOW CAN I EDIT MY ACCOUNT INFORMATION?

You can make changes to your account by going to https://my.shades.org/give and logging into your account. Navigate to My Giving Profile and make changes to your account there. You may also text the word "Profile" to go to a link to edit your account on your mobile device.

WHAT IF I NEED ADDITIONAL SUPPORT?

If you wish to close your account, change your phone number or if you have other support questions, contact the Finance Office at smbc@shades.org or call (205) 822-1670.

Thank you for supporting the mission of Shades Mountain Baptist Church!