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What is Paypal? Is it Safe?

Paypal is a secure, online payment processor. You don't have to sign up with Paypal to pay us through this service.

If You Have a Already Paypal Account

If you have a Paypal account, you can pay us using a Paypal balance, from your checking account, or with a credit or debit card, the same as you would any other Paypal transaction. When you click on the "Donate" button, just follow the instructions. There are 2-3 easy steps:

Log onto Paypal in the logon box
Click "Donate $21 Now"
Print your receipt if you'd like
Of course, you'll also get an email from Paypal confirming the transaction.

If You Don't Have a Paypal Account

Pay with a credit or debit card even if you haven't signed up with Paypal. When you click on the "Donate" button, just follow the instructions. There are 4-5 easy steps:

Click the link on the left that says "Continue" under "Don't have a Paypal Account?"
Enter your name, address, phone, email, and credit card information.
Click "Review Donation and Continue" and check your information
Click "Donate $21 Now"
Print your receipt if you'd like

You'll have the option to create a password and open a Paypal account at the end of the process. If you want Paypal to store your information, or want to pay us and others who use Paypal from your checking account in the future, sign up--it's free! Many online vendors use Paypal as a payment option, so you don't have to input your credit card information again.

Safety Tip-Emails From Paypal and Other Financial Institutions Scam

Using Paypal from a site you trust is safe. However, there are email scams that attempt to trick people into revealing user IDs and passwords for Financial Institutions, including Paypal.

If you have a Paypal account, never log onto Paypal from an email, unless you absolutely know it's from Paypal. Always go directly to www.paypal.com and log in from there. (The same is true for any email from any financial institution). There are scams that use the Paypal logo and what looks like Paypal site addresses in an email saying there's a problem with your account or they need to perform a security check. They want you to log into your account directly from the email (which goes to a fake site) so they can steal your password. These emails are sent as "phishing emails" to people whether they have Paypal accounts or not. This scam also sends emails as Bank of America, etc. (all financial institutions), hoping to get user IDs and passwords for financial accounts.