Ways to Give
Direct Giving Online
To make an online gift through your bank, follow these easy steps:
1. Go to your online bank account.
2. Click on “Pay Bills.”
3. Click on “Add a Payee” and follow steps to add MCC Richmond as a payee:
Metropolitan Community Church
2501 Park Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
4. Click on “Pay Bills,” scroll down your list and click on “Metropolitan Community Church.”
To set up automatic payments, follow these additional steps:
5. Look for “Set up Automatic Payment” or “Set up Recurring Payment” and click on it.
6. Follow steps to set up your weekly or monthly gift and the amount of each gift.
To make an online gift right now through PayPal, click the button below.
Gifts through PayPal are a cost to MCC Richmond of 2.9% of the total gift plus $0.30 per transaction.
Click on the Donate button below to go to MCC Richmond's PayPal Donate/Giving page. After you enter the amount you wish to give, you have the option of designating your gift to the General Fund, Building Fund, Vicky Hester Food Pantry, or Good Neighbor Fund. When you give through PayPal and do not specify one of these options, then we'll record the gift as undesignated for the General Fund.
General Fund gifts are not designated for a specific church goal/mission and are used to pay for general church operations, i.e. mortgage, utilities, staff salaries.
The Building Fund is used to pay for general repairs, maintenance, or yard/lawn care for the Church Building and the Community Center.
The Vicky Hester Food Pantry Fund provides food, personal hygiene, and similar supplies for the Food Pantry and meals for The Lounge.
The Good Neighbor Fund provides life sustaining assistance to those in need such as help with rent to avoid eviction or help with utility payments to avoid service disconnection.
Kroger Community Rewards
You can earn donations to MCC Richmond when shopping at Kroger.
Sign up for a Kroger Plus Card at your local store.
Once you receive your card, or if you already have a Kroger Plus Card, then follow the instructions below.
Simply register your Kroger Plus Card online at Kroger.com/communityrewards, by clicking on Enroll.
Search for Metropolitan Community Church of Richmond by name or enter LW730 as NPO number, and link your Kroger Plus Card to MCC Richmond.
Individual purchases will begin counting towards MCC Richmond within 7-10 days of registering the individual Kroger Plus Card online.
Every time you shop for groceries and scans your card, MCC Richmond automatically starts earning a rebate.
You can earn donations to MCC Richmond by shopping online with AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com). See below for details.
What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from over one million organizations to support.
How do I shop at AmazonSmile?
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.
Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?
Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.
Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?
Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.
How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?
On your first visit to AmazonSmile smile.amazon.com, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.
Can I change my charity?
Yes, you can change your charity any time. Your AmazonSmile purchases after the change count towards your newly selected charity. To change your charity, sign in to smile.amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser and simply select “Change your Charity” in “Your Account.”
What charities can I choose from?
You can choose from over one million eligible 501(c)(3) public charitable organizations.
What if my selected charity does not register to participate in the AmazonSmile program or becomes ineligible?
If your selected charity does not register to participate, becomes ineligible, or requests to be removed from the program, you will have a chance to select a different charity to receive the accrued donations that have not yet been disbursed to your charity. If you do not select a different charity, the accrued donations will be distributed to other organizations receiving donations.
If I represent a charitable organization, how can I learn more about registering my organization for AmazonSmile?
Go to org.amazon.com to learn how to register your organization to receive donations.
How much of my purchase does Amazon donate?
The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges. From time to time, we may offer special, limited time promotions that increase the donation amount on one or more products or services or provide for additional donations to charitable organizations. Special terms and restrictions may apply. Please see the relevant promotion for complete details.
Can I receive a tax deduction for amounts donated from my purchases on AmazonSmile?
Donations are made by the AmazonSmile Foundation and are not tax deductible by you.
How can I learn more about AmazonSmile?
Please see complete AmazonSmile program details.