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!
Stewardship – Pledging
Our 2020-21 Pledge Form is now available. If you would like to fill out your form online (form may not work on phone or tablet - pdf reader app is required) please follow these directions:
- Click the link below. Form will open.
- Download the form to a location of your choice using the download icon.
- Close the window.
- Go to the location of the download and open the form.
- Fill out the form. Save.
- Email as attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please email your completed form to email@example.com or print and mail to 7141 California Ave SW, Seattle WA 98136. There is a link to our Secure Giving Page on the form if you would like Westside's Office to set up payments from your checking account or credit card. 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. 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.
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 888-530-9056 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. To update your payment setting please text "edit" to the same number. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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!
1% Cash Back from West Seattle Thriftway
Our Gatewood neighbor, West Seattle Thriftway will give 1% of purchases made to Westside! Please save your receipts and deposit them in the box marked "1% Back from Thriftway" in our narthex. All purchases apply except gift cards.
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.
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.