2023 Holiday Fundraising Drive


Welcome to the 2023 Holiday Fundraising Drive!

As the end of the year rolls around, our holiday tradition here at continues, as we valiantly try to raise enough money to keep the site's lights on throughout the next calendar year. From now until the new year dawns, the following graphic will appear at the top of every article and the main page, to show our current fundraising status:

Please support this holiday season!

An important caveat is necessary right up front: donating to this site is in no way tax deductible, since we are (theoretically) a "for-profit" business. Just to be crystal clear to everyone, so you can avoid headaches with the I.R.S. should you try to claim otherwise on your tax returns. Consider yourselves duly warned.

This page contains instructions for donating via check, credit card, or PayPal. These instructions are found immediately below the heart-wrenching kitten photo and plea (yes, this is our annual shameless attempt to manipulate your emotions, I fully admit). When we kicked off this year's pledge drive, I wrote an entire post on why you should donate to the site, which is worth checking out frequently throughout the pledge drive because (1) it has even more gratuitously cute kitten photos (a whole basketful of them!), and (2) I will be using the comment section of this article to update the progress of our pledge drive.

But we're more concerned here with the more practical information on how to donate. So, scroll slowly past this rather woebegone kitten, to get to these important tips.

"Why oh WHY haven't you donated yet?"

Hey, don't say I didn't warn you. 'Tis the season, and all of that sort of thing. That kitten personally told me he had been ever so good and would really like to pay its own way this year (and remain ad-free!), which would be so much easier if you'd just throw a few bucks into "the kitty."

OK, that last paragraph is quite possibly the most saccharine I have ever written, for which I immediately apologize. Let's just get on with the practical instructions, shall we?


How To Make A Donation -- by credit card, debit card, PayPal account, or check

Since you're already reading this page, I'm assuming you know how to get here. In the future, if you need to review these donation instructions, simply click on the fundraising graphic at the top of every article, and it will take you to this page. Or click on the "Donate" link in our top horizontal menu, which (for the holiday season) will also take you to this page.

To make a donation by credit card, debit card, or from a PayPal account, click on the PayPal button, which can always be found at the top of the right side of every page here. To make it easier, just click on the button below and it'll take you to the right place.



Clicking this button will take you to the PayPal site, which should automatically fill in the information for who you're donating to. You should see: "Donate to Pamphleteering Press," which is the corporate name of our website and other publishing entities. Enter the amount you'd like to donate, and if you're feeling especially nice you can cover the PayPal fees by checking the box to do so. When you've done so, click either the "Donate with PayPal" button (if you have your own PayPal account) or "Donate with Debit or Credit Card" (if you'd like to use one of either one).

Your donations will show up on your bank statement or on your PayPal account as a charge from "Pamphleteering Press."


Kitty helps Santa donate online...


If you'd prefer to send me a check or money order by snail mail, then please use the "Email Chris" page to drop me a line, and I will send you in return a snail mail address for you to mail a check to. Please fill your check out to "Chris Weigant" and then send it to the address I've provided.

And let me close by humbly saying: "Thank you all in advance!" -- even if it is impossible for you to donate at this time.

-- Chris Weigant


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