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Help The Patch Works Preserve Cabbagetown History

Index of Donation Options

Why Donate Directly?

The Patch Works Art & History Center finds that offering a variety of donation options is a smart way to go, and these days there’s a bunch of online fundraising services that cater to all those who love the internet. But there are still lots of people who prefer to write a check.

If, for any reason, you don’t wish to make an online donation, please consider making out a check to The Patch Works Art & History Center. Then, just mail it to:

170 Boulevard SE
Unit E311
Atlanta, GA 30312

In return, The Patch Works will send you an “Acknowledgment Letter” either by traditional mail or email (please indicate your preference). This letter would demonstrate your charitable contribution, which might be tax deductible.

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Why Venmo?

Venmo is one of the most popular apps for sending and receiving money. It’s fast and charges no fees. If you have a Venmo account, then please consider using this method for donating to The Patch Works.

Venmo’s basic rules are:

Venmo does not charge for sending money from a linked bank account, debit card, or your Venmo account. There is a 3% fee for sending money using a linked credit card.

From the app, please search for the account username @JakeEl.

Or scan the following QR code:

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Why Facebook?

Many people may not know this, but Facebook charges no fees for donations made to nonprofits. They also allow donors to create ongoing, timed fundraisers for their favorite charities.

That being said, this method requires a Facebook account. A quote from Facebook:

Fundraisers are public, so anyone on or off Facebook can see them. Only people on Facebook can donate. Facebook charges no fees for donations to nonprofits. All donations will go directly to the nonprofit you chose.

If you would like to consider using this option, please click on this link or on the Facebook graphic above. Or, if you prefer, if you’re already on our Facebook Page, you can simply click on the blue “Donate” button underneath the cover photo.

Facebook uses both Network For Good and PayPal Giving Fund for these donations. For additional information on Facebook Fundraisers, please visit this link.

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Why PayPal Giving Fund?

According to the PayPal Giving Fund website:

  • PayPal covers all fees
  • Your donation will be made to PayPal Giving Fund, a 501(c)(3) charity.
  • The charity you recommend typically will receive the funds within 15-45 days of your original donation.

If you prefer this method, please click here — or click on the PayPal graphic above. (Some of PayPal Giving Fund’s ecommerce partners may charge donors fees, which will be disclosed on their websites).

PayPal covers all transaction costs for donations made on this site, ensuring that 100% of each gift made is available to charity. Your donation will be made to PayPal Giving Fund, an IRS-registered 501(c)(3) public charity (Federal Tax ID: 45-0931286). PayPal Giving Fund will provide the receipt for your donation, which is subject to its donor terms of service. We verify that receiving charities have tax-exempt status with the IRS and are not on recognized economic sanctions lists. Charities enrolled with PayPal Giving Fund will typically receive funds in their PayPal accounts within 15 to 45 days after PayPal Giving Fund’s receipt of a donation. Charities not enrolled with PayPal Giving Fund will be additionally vetted and if eligible, will receive funds via other means, such as a check, typically within 90 days. PayPal Giving Fund holds all donations in a non-interest bearing account. PayPal Giving Fund retains ultimate discretion over all donations it receives and, in limited cases, may redirect funds when a charity does not meet legal or other eligibility requirements as described in its Nonprofit Certification Policy

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Why Mightycause?

This is how MightyCause describes itself:

Mightycause is online fundraising software for empowering nonprofits, people, and the causes they believe in. Mightycause is a mission driven, employee-owned business, that has served the nonprofit community by helping them with online fundraising and donor engagement since 2006. We have supported over 150,000 causes, and have been the technology partner for hundreds of community-led Giving Days.

Although Mightycause charges a fee for each donation — 1.2% and 29¢ — it is significantly lower than most other platforms of this type. Plus, Mightycause gives the donor the option to cover this fee (as opposed to passing it on to The Patch Works).

The platform offers a variety of ways to fundraise for a nonprofit. Not only does The Patch Works have its own dedicated Mightycause page, but donors have the option to create:

  • A Solo Fundraiser for The Patch Works
  • A Team Fundraiser for The Patch Works
  • An Event Fundraiser for The Patch Works

Please visit the Solutions Page for more information regarding fundraising options.

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Why GoFundMe?

One way to support The Patch Works is by going through the GoFundMe platform and starting a fundraiser. This takes a bit of time and energy, but it can be an effective way to “spread the word” (which always looks good in the eyes of potential grantors).

Although The Patch Works has its own, dedicated GoFundMe page (which you can still access here), we prefer that potential donors avoid using this method. GoFundMe has struggled over the years on how it should approach fundraising for nonprofit organizations, going so far as to create — and then subsequently dismantle — a separate service (“GoFundMe Charity”) geared specifically for charities.

Regardless, GoFundMe still works for the following reasons (as indicated on their website):

  • Donor protection guarantee: GoFundMe has the first and only donor guarantee in the industry.
  • Simple setup: You can personalize and share your GoFundMe in just a few minutes.
  • Secure: Our Trust & Safety team works around the clock to protect against fraud.
  • Mobile app: The GoFundMe app makes it simple to launch and manage your campaign on the go.
  • Social reach: Harness the power of social media to spread your story and get more support.
  • 24/7 expert advice: Our best-in-class Customer Happiness agents will answer your questions, day or night.

For additional information, please go to GoFundMe’s “Questions” page.

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Why AmazonSmile?

Please consider supporting The Patch Works Art & History Center by shopping with AmazonSmile Charity Lists. Shop on Amazon by first going to this link,, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases! Simply by shopping through AmazonSmile, you’ll automatically get a portion of your purchase donated to The Patch Works… There is no cost to charitable organizations or to AmazonSmile customers.

How does AmazonSmile work?

When first visiting, customers are prompted to select a charitable organization from over one million eligible organizations. In order to browse or shop at AmazonSmile, customers must first select a charitable organization. For eligible purchases through AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer’s selected charitable organization.

What is the AmazonSmile Foundation?

The AmazonSmile Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation created by Amazon to administer the AmazonSmile program. All donation amounts generated by the AmazonSmile program are remitted to the AmazonSmile Foundation. In turn, the AmazonSmile Foundation donates those amounts to the charitable organizations selected by our customers. Amazon pays all expenses of the AmazonSmile Foundation; they are not deducted from the donation amounts generated by purchases on AmazonSmile.

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