Thank you for your interest in contributing to Saints Peter & Paul Church. We now offer a simple and easy way to make contributions through an online service called WeShare.
WeShare is easy to use. You simply enroll through the service and you can start making contributions electronically using your credit/debit card, or you can have it withdrawn directly from your bank account.
Benefits of using WeShare
Consistent Collections - Making automatic contributions to the church helps minimize the financial challenges we face. WeShare helps minimize the fluctuations caused by missed services, vacations, illness, weather or when families simply forget to bring a check or cash for their contribution.
Eliminate Writing Checks - Scheduling your contributions through WeShare reduces or eliminates your need to write checks. A record of your electronic contribution will appear on your bank or credit card statement.
Flexible Options - You can specify your donation amount and how frequent it will occur, such as weekly, monthly, or quarterly. Your offering will be automatically withdrawn from your bank account or charged to your credit card.
Changes Easily Made - You may change your donation amount or cancel your recurring contribution at any time by going online.
Other Contribution Options - WeShare can support gifts made to additional or special collections, such as Christmas or New Construction. Visit the church website for the complete list of designations.
Simple Enrollment - You can enroll online with WeShare here. If you prefer, you can also manually fill out a Form and return it to the church office. Our finance office staff will setup your contributions for you.
Q. CAN I CONTRIBUTE TO ADDITIONAL CHURCH COLLECTIONS THROUGH WESHARE?
Yes. All automated giving participants have the opportunity to contribute to any fund that the church has designated through WeShare. To contribute to the second collection on a weekly basis, select “Second Collection” and then select “Any” from the next drop-down menu and have it recur weekly. The finance office will credit each week’s second collection donation to the appropriate one as scheduled. Additionally, you can contribute to the parish capital campaign, the school's annual fund, or make a memorial contribution.
Q. I USE ENVELOPES. WHAT DO I PUT IN MY WEEKLY ENVELOPE IF I MAKE MY CONTRIBUTION ELECTRONICALLY?
Simply check the area on the envelope that says "I gave electronically."
Q. WHAT IS AUTOMATED GIVING THROUGH WESHARE?
It is an automated means to financially support the church through regular contributions from your checking, savings, or credit/debit card account. There is no cost for you to participate in the program.
Q. HOW DO I ENROLL WITH WESHARE?
Enrollment is simple! You can enroll online through the church website or by filling out an enrollment form through the finance office. Call the finance office for assistance.
Q. I DON'T USE ENVELOPES, BUT I FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE HAVING NOTHING TANGIBLE TO PHYSICALLY DROP INTO THE COLLECTION BASKET. WHAT CAN I DO?
You may be able to complete a special WeShare card indicating that you contribute electronically and drop the card into the collection basket. Contact the finance office for more information.
Q. I'M ENROLLED IN WESHARE. HOW DO I ALTER MY CONTRIBUTION INFORMATION SUCH AS DONATION AMOUNT, BANKING INFORMATION, OR MAILING ADDRESS?
Simply login to your WeShare account to make changes or contact the finance office.
Q. CAN I DONATE A ONE-TIME GIFT OR CONTRIBUTION FOR A SPECIFIC TERM USING WESHARE?
Yes. One time gifts are graciously accepted. Donors can also make recurring gifts that are withdrawn automatically on a regular interval, such as weekly or monthly.
Q. WHEN I USE WESHARE, DO I RECEIVE A RECEIPT FOR TAX PURPOSES?
Yes. When you setup a contribution online, you will immediately receive an email receipt for your contribution. This receipt can be used for your record keeping. Additionally, the parish finance office records your contribution in the church database.
Q. WHICH PAYMENT METHODS ARE ACCEPTED?
WeShare supports direct bank transfers from your checking or savings accounts and all major credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT ACCEPT CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS VIA EMAIL! ANY CREDIT CARD DATA SENT OVER EMAIL WILL NOT BE PROCESSED AND WILL BE DELETED IMMEDIATELY!
Other Ways to Give
CASH GIFTS AND PLEDGES
Most charitable gifts are made by check, cash, or credit cards. Pledges can be paid in installments to help you make a larger gift over time than you initially thought possible. Pledges are due before June 30th, the end of our fiscal year.
Many companies offer a matching gift program and will match your contribution to Saints Peter and Paul. Please contact your company’s human resources department to ask if they offer matching funds and to request the necessary paperwork.
A gift of appreciated stock is a great way to support Saints Peter and Paul and to simultaneously avoid paying taxes on capital gains. You will also receive a tax deduction for the fair market value of the stock at the time of the gift. If you would like to make a stock gift, please contact the Finance Office for our account information.
Life insurance policies can be donated to the school by merely designating the school as beneficiary of the paid policy and transferring ownership of the policy to the school. The gift will generate a charitable income tax deduction equal to the cash surrender value of the policy on the date of the gift. Alternately, you can designate Saints Peter and Paul School as a partial or full beneficiary of the life insurance policy.
You can apply Saints Peter and Paul of Easton, MD as your charity of choice through Amazon Smile by clicking here. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of all transactions to the school.
Planned gifts can provide you and your family with tax, financial and estate benefits while simultaneously helping ensure Saints Peter and Paul High School’s future. Planned gifts can be made in a number of ways, the most common of which is through a bequest in your will. You can indicate that Saints Peter and Paul should receive either a percentage of your estate or a designated dollar amount.
Additionally, there are several trusts and annuity options available. We recommend that you consult with your financial officer for more details about these options and whether they would benefit you personally.
For more information, please contact the Finance Office at:
Director of Finance/HR