Giving

When you donate to Westside, you practice generosity and support the work we do to create love, justice and peace in the world.  We receive no financial support beyond that offered by members, friends and the rental of our home.  Read on to learn about a variety of ways to contribute!

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Stewardship – Pledging

If you are a member of Westside, or even someone who is not a member but wants to help, we invite you to become a Fair Share Giver using the Fair Share Contribution Guide developed by the Unitarian Universalist Association. Fair Share Givers commit between 2 percent and 10 percent of their household income, based on their ability to give and their commitment to our church. You can obtain a pledge form at the church office (office@wsuu.org) and indicate a financial commitment that you will pay monthly. We build our annual budget based on these financial commitments. Typically we hold our pledge drive annually in the spring but a pledge can be made at any time.

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Online and Text Giving

Using Westside's secure online giving page you can give a one-time gift, set up a pledge, make a pledge payment, contribute to our campaign to buy an elevator and more.

We also offer a convenient Give by Text service. These donations are shared with our selected community charity of the month. Simply send a text to 425-678-3725 and enter "$" and the amount you would like to donate. The first time you give you will be prompted to set up payment information but subsequent gifts will not require those steps. Many of our members use Give by Text for the offering during our Sunday Services and find it convenient for the days they don't have cash on hand. Please contact our office with any questions or concerns (office@wsuu.org)

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Merchant Fundraising – Shopping to Benefit Westside

Westside is a part of a few merchant fundraising programs.  These relationships allow members and friends to shop for items and services at no additional cost and have Westside benefits.  See the businesses below and help support Westside!

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Amazon Associates Program

Our church is a member of the Amazon Associates program. If you click on the Amazon icon to the left to shop at Amazon, our church will receive 4% of the purchase price of your shipped items. Bookmark this page so you don't forget! For regular customers of Amazon, when you do a search through this link above from your usual computer, Amazon will still recognize your account, so you don't have to re-enter any personal information.

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Bartell Drugs ‘B’ Caring Cards

Bartell Drug Store gives us 5% of your qualifying purchases. Sign up at the store checking our congregation's name on the back of the form. They will give you a little plastic card that will link your total dollars spent to our congregation. 

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Powell’s Books Online Purchases

Powell’s Book Store in Portland provides the congregation 7.5% of any on line sales purchased through this link. They have a very large volume of new and used books.