Online Giving FAQs

We thank you in advance for considering a gift to Carolina Youth Development Center. Your generosity helps us to provide critical life training and career skills not funded by governmental programs. If you have additional questions about your online gift that are not answered here, please send an email to info [at] cydc.org, and we will get back to you shortly.

What is online giving?
Online giving is an easy and convenient way for you to help more than 600 children and families struggling with abuse, neglect, and abandonment. You can offer your gift to us from the privacy of your home or office at a time that works for you.
How does CYDC process its online donations?
We have chosen PayPal to process our online donations. PayPal handles all of the security necessary for processing the transaction and then transfers the money to us.
What payment methods do you allow for online payments?
You may use Discover, MasterCard, Visa and American Express to make your donation, pay for your event tickets or pay for your sponsorship online.
Are there other ways to make a gift online?
Most banks allow you to choose to make payments to any business or organization through online banking. You can check with your bank to see if this is an option for you. Otherwise, please feel free to use PayPal here to make your gift to us online.
How secure is online giving?
PayPal is a secure way to make a payment with your credit card or bank account information because this information is only processed on PayPal’s secure system. CYDC never sees or has access to your credit card or bank account information. For more information on PayPal security, click here.
Will the information I provide remain private?
We take your privacy very seriously. When you make a donation / payment, our Director of Development receives an email with your name, the amount of your donation / payment, email address, and mailing address. You will be added to our database which we also use for sending out periodic electronic newsletters and other mailings. CYDC never shares your information with anyone else. You can find out more about our privacy policy here. You can view PayPal’s privacy policy here.
How does the donation transaction appear on my credit card statement?
After making an online donation to CYDC, your credit card statement will indicate a payment to Carolina Youth Development Center.
Is there any charge or fee to me for this service?
No. You select the dollar amount for your gift. That is the dollar amount that will be charged, and your entire donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. CYDC pays a nominal fee to PayPal for the convenience and security of the service.