You will be transferred to our secure payment processor, which is PayPal, where you may chose your method of payment. You do not need to be a member of PayPal to do this, nor will PayPal retain any of your information. When you have made payment you will be returned to The Friends web site. Note: This process sometimes refers to your membership as an "order."
FIRST: Select the membership level from the drop-down box; select an electronic (email) newsletter or paper newsletter; and give us the recipent's email address (needed for an electronic newsletter);
THEN click on the "Gift" button to start the new membership. You will be given the option to pay via credit card, debit card, bank account or PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to do this. It may take several seconds for the PayPal site to load.
Important note: After entering your payment information on PayPal and before clicking the "Pay" button, you will see a checked box that say "Ship to Billing Address." Click that button and on the form that comes up type in the name and address of the gift recipent. This button is directly beneath your contact information and just above the "pay" button. If you forget to do that just email us with the gift information. PayPal requires that you have an email address to use their process as that is how they issue receipts.
You can cancel the entire process at the bottom of the Checkout Page.
Questions on membership? E-mail Us
An acknowledgment of the gift membership will be sent to you. The recipient of a gift membership will receive a letter of welcome from the Friends. Renewal membership forms will be mailed to that person when their annual membership expires.)