Giving your way
There are three types of givers:
Give online through the website.
Text 2 Give
Give via text messaging.
HOHA Envelope Giver
Give while attending church.
ALL Givers who contribute to the HOHA — online, Text 2 Give and HOHA envelope — must create an online account to view your contribution history after January 5, 2015.
- The ability to GIVE by using your Smartphone.
- Members can change their donations at any time.
- Contributors can easily track their own giving.
3 Simple Steps for a NEW User:
- Click the <Give Now> Button at the top of this page
- Enter your email address
- Follow the prompts in order to give
For a Returning User
- Put in your email and password and then log in.
- Follow the prompts in order to give.
- A simple and easy way to give online.
- A tool for assimilation and retention of our members.
- Gives us the ability to track and follow up with our congregation.
Online Giving F.A.Q.
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Is it safe to give online?
Can onling givers use the same email address?
What types of bank accounts can I give from?
Do I have to pay a fee to give online?
Can I make a one-time contribution?
If I want to set up a recurring donation, what are my frequency options?
Can I change my personal information, my giving amount, or the frequency of my donation once I have set it up?
Can I review my donation history online?
Can I see all my means of contributing, such as online giving, Text 2 Give, and in-church collections for 2015 to present?
When will contributions be deducted from my account?
Can I designate my donation to a particular cause?
How will I know that I set up my donation correctly?
Does it matter which Internet browser I use?
Can I use my Smartphone or tablet to give online?
Will I be able to give to special Mission 20/20 campaigns or other gifts?
What if I decide I don't like electronic giving?
I have additional questions about online giving that have not been addressed. Who can I talk to?
Online Giving Security and Policies
Your information is held securely by the Churchteams system. This information will remain private and will never be given away to third parties, other than to process your scheduled contributions.
You can schedule new contributions at any time and can modify or cancel those contributions at any time prior to the date they are scheduled. Once the contribution has been processed, however, it cannot be cancelled. If you have any problems or questions related to this, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At The House of Hope Atlanta (The Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church), we use an online database called Churchteams. Their system allows us to provide access to your contribution records and allows you to make donations online. They provide all of the security for the system. This system is used by churches throughout the country and meets or exceeds all security guidelines required by Visa and MasterCard. Churchteams provides data security using the latest security technology. The system utilizes the most current encryption technology to maintain the security of your data. Every parameter passed in the hyperlinks is fully encrypted. Additionally, the Login module handles passwords using what is known in technical terms as salted hash. In laymen’s terms, this means it would take 50 computers (running constantly) continuously presenting password combinations for four years to discover the password.
When you create your account, you will determine your own login id and password. If you forget your login id or password, you can have the system email it to you by entering the email address that you used when you created your account. If you need help or cannot remember the email address you used, you can contact us at email@example.com. You can also change your password at any time. Please help us keep your information safe by protecting your login information. Access to sensitive personal and financial information can be gained by letting someone else use your account or be leaving the information for someone else to use. The House of Hope Atlanta (GTRBC) will never call you to ask for your login information.
We have a great way for you to give. You can now give by using your smartphone or regular cell phone to text your donation to House of Hope Atlanta.
If your phone can send and receive text messages, but does not have Internet access, you can still use your phone to give: however you must register online.
If this is the first time you have given, you will receive a text back with a link to a web page where you will register your information. Click on the link to complete. Fill in your name, address, email address, and the debit or credit card you wish to use for all future donations. This one-time registration is required to complete your tithe. When the registration is complete, you will receive a receipt for the donation amount via text message.
Text 2 Give Examples
Text HOHAT [space] [amount] to 28950 .
To give $25, text HOHAT 25 to 28950 .
To give $100, text HOHAT 100 to 28950.
Text HOHAO [space] [amount] to 28950 .
To give $25, text HOHAO 25 to 28950 .
To give $100, text HOHAO 100 to 28950.
For MISSION 20/20
Text HOHAM [space] [amount] to 28950 .
To give $25, text HOHAM 25 to 28950 .
To give $100, text HOHAM 100 to 28950.
Text HOHAGIFT [space] [amount] to 28950.
To give $25, text HOHAGIFT 25 to 28950
To give $100, text HOHAGIFT 100 to 28950.
Technical Support is available for your convenience, just text HELP to 28950 or call 888-500-1997.
Text To Give F.A.Q.
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How does mobile giving work?
For example, to give your tithe of $25 to House of Hope Atlanta, text HOHAT space 25 to28950.
If this is the first time you have given, you will receive a text back with a link to a web page where you will register your information. Click on the link to complete: fill in your name, address, email address and the debit or credit card you wish to use for all future donations. This one-time registration is required to complete your tithe. When the registration is complete, you will receive a receipt for the $25 donation via text message.
Any time you wish to give after your initial registration, all you have to do is send a text message with KEYWORD space and any amount you wish to give to 28950. Your card will automatically be charged, and you will receive a receipt via text message.
Message and data rates may apply.
Are the keywords important or can I just text anything?
House of Hope Atlanta Keywords:
- HOHAT is for Tithes
- HOHAO is for Offerings
- HOHAM is for Mission 20/20
- HOHAGIFT is for Gifts
Which kind of debit or credit card can I use?
Is the amount added to my phone bill?
How secure is this?
What is the maximum amount I can give?
Will I be charged per text message?
What are the requirements?
To be able to do the initial registration on your phone, you will need to have internet access on your phone. If your phone can do text messaging, but does not have internet access, you can still use your phone to give, but the initial registration needs to be done through a web browser, either on a personal computer or on another device with a browser. Please follow one of the following links for web registration. After your one-time online registration, you may give any time you wish via text message.
There is no software, downloads or app that needs to be installed on your phone.
Do I need a smartphone?
Is the donation tax deductible?
What kind of receipt will I receive?
Does it work internationally?
Once I have donated, can I undo it?
I have texted my donation and nothing happens.
If you text in your donation and do not receive a text message back, your plan may be blocked to receive Premium SMS or shortcode numbers. If this occurs, please contact your provider and request that they enable Premium SMS messaging on the phone number(s) in which you will be using to give.
If you do not receive a text response right away, do not send a new text; that will duplicate the charge. If you do not receive a text response in a reasonable amount of time and you feel you have waited too long, text HELP to 28950 and you will receive a text message with a toll free number to call.
Can I unregister or unsubscribe?
How do I change my personal contact information or my debit or credit card information?
Can I use multiple keywords?
Can I give to multiple churches or ministries other than House of Hope Atlanta?
Is there a phone number or email address that I can utilize if I need further assistance?
You may give by placing your donation – cash or check – in a HOHA envelope. Simply include your name, the amount of the gift and indicate the type of gift (e.g., tithes, offering, Mission 20/20, etc.) in the space provided on the envelope. Please make checks payable to The House of Hope Atlanta.