Donate to a missionary not in my ward

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Donate to a missionary not in my ward

Postby peydaze » Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:45 pm

I have been donating to my own ward for months online. I want to donate to another ward specifically to a missionary. How do I do this?

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Re: Donate to a missionary not in my ward

Postby russellhltn » Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:28 pm

From the Help/FAQ files:

Q2. Can I make a donation to a ward missionary fund in another ward?

A2. Yes, you can make a donation to another ward or branch’s ward missionary fund, but you will need to know the unit number of that ward or branch. Go to Make a Donation, click Select a missionary, and then click Missionary in Other Ward/Branch. (Note: Currently you can only contribute to a ward's missionary fund for U.S. wards and branches.)
1.Enter the ward or branch number, and click Select. For help in getting a ward or branch number, click How to get a Ward/Branch number.
2.From the drop-down list, select the name of the missionary, and enter the amount you want to donate.
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Re: Donate to a missionary not in my ward

Postby mkwilton » Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:47 pm

I've got a missionary's grandparents who want to contribute to his mission fund (they are from another ward), but refuse to use the Online Donation. Is it possible to do this the old way (on a tithing slip)?

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Re: Donate to a missionary not in my ward

Postby russellhltn » Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:14 pm

mkwilton wrote:I've got a missionary's grandparents who want to contribute to his mission fund (they are from another ward), but refuse to use the Online Donation. Is it possible to do this the old way (on a tithing slip)?

Yes, but they'll have to send the envelope to that ward's bishop. I'm not sure if a ward to ward transfer is possible. Even if it's possible, I'd hesitate to commit the clerks to doing it.
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Re: Donate to a missionary not in my ward

Postby eblood66 » Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:43 am

russellhltn wrote:
mkwilton wrote:I've got a missionary's grandparents who want to contribute to his mission fund (they are from another ward), but refuse to use the Online Donation. Is it possible to do this the old way (on a tithing slip)?

Yes, but they'll have to send the envelope to that ward's bishop. I'm not sure if a ward to ward transfer is possible. Even if it's possible, I'd hesitate to commit the clerks to doing it.

Ward to ward transfer is only available between wards in the same stake and the receiving ward would have to also re-categorize each transfer to the correct specific missionary account. Much better to just mail the envelope to the bishop of the ward the missionary is from.

If the MRN is included on the tithing slip (and the receiving clerk correctly links the donor record using it) then the donations should still show up online and in the year-end consolidated tithing report and tax statement.

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Re: Donate to a missionary not in my ward

Postby lajackson » Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:55 am

When family members wanted to contribute to the ward missionary fund for our children while they served, I used to mail contribution envelopes with donation slips inside from our ward to them. I would usually send six at a time. It gave me an opportunity to thank them for their contributions, and to provide new envelopes when there was a change in bishops.


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