Carol's Rice and Beans Program Update

by ladybug @, Barra de Potosi, Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 21:14 (12 days ago)

We have been delivering 300 food hampers per week for almost 6 months now. The food lasts two weeks for a family of 4. We thought with the state going to level yellow we would soon be able to wind it down. We were wrong.
As we are an educational based foundation and our 30 scholarship students were all going to have to study online a long with the rest of the state. We felt we had to help those students who didn't have a computer. Hard to do your lessons by cell phone but many are. Computers were hard to find and got very expensive quickly. We installed internet in family homes and then neighbouring students could sit outside and use the internet. We put printers in similar locations because students were asked to print off reams of lessons. Students who barely had food never mind funds to print anything even at 2 pesos a page and then we went back to level orange.
One of our generous sponsors has offered to match donations to $5,000. USD to replace the funds we spent on computers, printers etc. so we can extend the food program. Not sure about you but but this is getting old and we have enough to eat unlike many of the people we are trying to help. Donations to www.porlosninos.com are tax deductible in Canada, the USA and Canada via Amistad Canada.

Carol's Rice and Beans Program Update

by connie, Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 22:12 (12 days ago) @ ladybug

I am SO frustrated as this is the 2nd time I've tried to donate through Paypal and keep getting told my account is messed up. They have no phone number to call for help, nor does their messaging crap work. Any suggestions or ideas? When I try to just use a credit card, that also "routes" me through Paypal. If Carol or someone there could just call me, I would give them a payment via my credit card. Thanks.

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Carol's Rice and Beans Program Update

by Craig AKA the cruise ship guy @, Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 07:57 (12 days ago) @ connie

I have donated 3 times using my iPhone and my Charles Schwab card. Click the link above, then the menu button (3 lines on the top right), select donate, scroll down to carols Rice and beans and tab on the name. That will get you to the donation page where you enter your amount, select credit card, fill out the info and tap donate. If that is not working for you reboot / clear cookies / update your operating system. Hopefully someone else that actually knows what they are doing will chime in and help.

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by moonbird1 @, Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 08:57 (11 days ago) @ connie

we have been sending Interac E transfers to donations@amistadcanada.org and specifying Carols Rice and Beans Program. They will send you a tax receipt. If you don't receive one in 2 weeks just remind them.

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by ladybug @, Barra de Potosi, Thursday, September 17, 2020, 15:43 (10 days ago) @ connie

Mynumber is 2502446461 in Canada. I am in Mexico but it bounces through to me or send me your number and I will call you. Thanks!

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by Zihuaholic, Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 07:55 (12 days ago) @ ladybug

You might consider providing an e-mail address to which an Interac funds transfer could be sent.

For most Canadians at least, funds can be e-transferred at no cost to the transferor, and it is my understanding that the recipient receives 100% of the tranferred amount, which is not the case when using PayPall or credit cards. I appreciate that means the donor may not receive a tax receipt, but that will be fine for some potential donors (including this one).

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by connie, Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 14:47 (11 days ago) @ Zihuaholic

Thanks to all for trying to help. I am not Canadian, and do not need a tax receipt. I have done exactly what Craig said to do, and it simply fails. It appears there is no way to donate by credit card without going through PayPal, wherein lies my problem.

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by Susan G @, Zihua/La Ropa, Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 15:07 (11 days ago) @ connie

Connie - PayPal used to drive me crazy w/ the same problem and I could not figure out why. Finally, I used a different email to set up a new PayPal account. Since then, it's worked.

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by Robbob, Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 17:22 (11 days ago) @ connie

Connie,

I just was able to donate using my credit card. Of course I have no real reason/cause for your difficulty, BUT that is not going to stop me from offering my $.02...after you enter your CC information, there is a box to "save" your information. I always skip this...because it requires logging into Paypal (what's the point???). Suggest you skip it (if you are not already doing so!)...maybe that will work for you. Good luck!

Rob

PS: Long time lurker, first time poster. Thanks for this website Rob! Photos are great as well as the music!

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by connie, Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 17:46 (11 days ago) @ Robbob

RobBob - IT WORKED!! Thanks so much. Yes, I had been checking the "save" box, and you're right, that is what led to PayPal, with which I have the problem. This went right through on my credit card. Isn't this site the best - and all of you kind people. Thanks again.

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by ladybug @, Barra de Potosi, Thursday, September 17, 2020, 15:46 (10 days ago) @ connie

We also have a Bank of America Account if you email me carolromain@gmail.com I will send you the details

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by ladybug @, Barra de Potosi, Thursday, September 17, 2020, 15:45 (10 days ago) @ Zihuaholic

Donate by Interac e-Transfer
By way of your online banking web-page, you can send your donation by email. No processing fee will be deducted from your donation. Your bank may, however, charge a service fee. If you wish to donate via Interac e-Transfer, please do the following:

Go to your Online Banking site and click on the link for an Interac e-Transfer.
Fill in the required information, including the amount of your donation and, in the space provided for a personal message, indicate which Amistad Canada project you wish to support. Where you are asked to provide the Recipient’s email address, enter donations@amistadcanada.org
You will be asked to create a Security Question; such as “What was the password I provided you?” Send the answer to your Security Question to us in a separate email with the address: donations@amistadcanada.org. This will allow us to transfer your donation to Amistad Canada’s bank account.
Don’t hesitate to contact us at donations@amistadcanada.org if you have any questions.

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by ladybug @, Barra de Potosi, Thursday, September 17, 2020, 15:47 (10 days ago) @ ladybug

We are up to 1678 USD so far for our matching donation of 5000 USD. Yahoo!

Carol's Rice and Beans Program Update

by ladybug @, Barra de Potosi, Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 13:39 (4 days ago) @ ladybug

Yahoo we reached our goal to have our donations matched and then a second person matched it as well so we are in good shape to continue our food program for awhile and sadly it is still very much needed. Thank you so much for your support, it is no surprise how much people love Zihuatanejo.