Senior Planet is a non-profit organization that relies on government funding and donations to maintain their services. So if you're happy with SeniorPlanet.com's offerings, they could always use your help to keep their services running, or make them even better for the next people! Even a few kind words of appreciation can give Senior Planet's team the strength to keep going!
Go to www.seniorplanet.org in your web browser and click on Donate in the right-hand menu.
You will be taken to Senior Planet's donation page on the New York Charities website. Click the yellow circle buttons () in the screenshot below to find out what you need to do at each spot.
Click in this box and type in the amount of money, in U.S. dollars, that you wish to donate to Senior Planet. (The minimum donation is $10.)
Click the first button here to make a one-time donation. Or click the second button here, and then click and select an option from the drop-down menu to make a donation every month, every quarter (i.e. three months), or every year.
Click the respective buttons here to select if you want to send your full contact information to Senior Planet, want to hide your email or mailing address from Senior Planet, or want to hide all of your contact information from Senior Planet (i.e. make an anonymous donation).
Click here once you’ve made all of your choices.
On the next screen, click Check Out.
You will need to enter your billing information on the next screen. There's a lot to do here, so we'll split it into two parts. The first part is your contact information. Click the yellow circle buttons () in the screenshot below to learn what you need to do at each spot.
Click in this box and type in your first name as it appears on your credit card.
Click in this box and type in your last name as it appears on your credit card.
Click in the first box (Line 1) here and type in your street address as it appears on your credit card bill. If you live in an apartment, condominium, or other multi-address dwelling, you can click in the second box (Line 2) here and type in your unit address.
Click in this box and type in the name of the city you live in.
Click this drop-down menu and select the region of your country where you live. If you live outside the U.S., select “Other” (at the top of the list).
Click in this box and type in your mailing code.
Click this drop-down menu to select what country you live in.
Click in this box and type in a phone number where New York Charities or Senior Planet can easily contact you if need be.
Click in this box and type in an email address where New York Charities or Senior Planet can easily contact you if need be, or send you a confirmation.
The second part is your credit card information. Again, click the yellow circle buttons () in the screenshot below if you need help figuring out what to do at each spot.
Credit Card Type
Click this drop-down menu to select the brand of credit card that you use.
Credit Card Number
Click in this box and type in your credit card number as it appears on the front of your credit card, without any spaces.
Click each of these drop-down menus to select, respectively, the month and year that your credit card expires.
Click here and type in your credit card’s security code. For most credit cards, it’s a 3-digit number on the back of the card. For American Express cards, it’s a 4-digit number on the front of the card.
Click a button beside the respective option to:
– Pay for both the donation AND the processing fee, so that the amount you pledged is exactly the amount that the charity gets.
– Pay for the donation AND the processing fee (so that the amount you pledged is exactly the amount that the charity gets), AND donate a little extra to New York Charities itself.
– Pay for the donation, but not the processing fee. Senior Planet will receive the amount of your donation minus the cost of the processing fee.
When you have entered all of your information, click here to complete your donation and receive a confirmation. Doesn’t it feel good to give back?
If you want to do something really special, you can make a donation to Senior Planet a part of your retirement package or last will and testament. Your lasting legacy will be helping your fellow older adults learn to adapt to the new digital age! How cool is that?
You can also donate computer programs or computer hardware (like monitors and keywords) to Senior Planet, or volunteer to help them fix their equipment. Technology these days breaks down more often than a lot of people like, so it's always a plus for Senior Planet to have backups or people on hand who can get things up and running again!
For more information about these kinds of donations, call Older Adults Technology Services (O.A.T.S.), Senior Planet's parent organization, at 718-360-1707, or email them at "firstname.lastname@example.org".
Go to www.seniorplanet.org in your web browser and click on Feedback in the menu across the bottom of the screen.
Click in the box labelled "Full Name" and type in your full name. (You can skip this step if you don't want to provide your name).
Next, click in the box labelled "Email" and type in your email address.
Next, click in the box labelled "Your Feedback" and type in what you want to say about Senior Planet, either what they could do to improve or just how much help they've been.
Finally, click Submit.
Those are just a few of the ways that you can give back to Senior Planet!
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