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. You must have an email address to use this process. When you have made payment you will be returned to The Friends web site. Note: PayPal sometimes refers to this process as an "order."
FIRST: Select the support 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 person as a Friend. You will be given the option to pay via credit card, debit card, or PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to do this. It may take several seconds for the PayPal site to load.
Consider a "3-year" gift - this will keep information from us flowing to the new person and increases the chance they will continue to support The Friends at the end of the 3-year period - and we will send you in thanks a copy of our Garden Plant Identification Book.
Important note: After entering your payment information on PayPal and before clicking the "Pay" button, you will see a checked box that reads "Ship to Billing Address." Un-check that box and on the form that comes up type in the name and address of the gift recipent. [see illustration] This check-box 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.
You can cancel the entire process at the bottom of the PayPal Checkout Page.
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An acknowledgment of the gift will be sent to you. The recipient of a gift will receive a letter of welcome from the Friends. Renewal support forms will be mailed to that person when it's time for them to renew thier support.