1) Is It Free To Use Well Wishes?
Upon registering for the website, there will be a $10 donation fee for the administration services and security. This amount ensures your information is safe and that your experience is free of advertisements.
In addition, we must charge a 3% processing fee that goes toward consistent updates to the website and functionalities that allow the campaigns to continue.
2) What Do I Need To Create A Registry?
Before registering for Well Wishes, you’ll need to create a PayPal account. Reason being, the way that the money gets transferred from your registry and campaign to your account is through PayPal – to ensure your information and donations are safe.
When creating a PayPal account, you’ll be asked to provide an email address to set the account up. Or if you already have a PayPal, you should already know what email it’s set up under. The email piece is highly important here, because it is essential that you use the same email address to create your Well Wishes account as you used for your PayPal account.
Once you have the email that you’ve used for PayPal, begin opening your account for Well Wishes and enter in information like your name, a description of your situation and links to your existing medical registries through Amazon, Target, Walmart, etc.
3) How Do I Withdraw Money?
When you have created a registry and a campaign, and you are ready to withdraw your donations, take these following steps:
- Go to your “Accounts” section on your Well wishes registry dashboard
- Navigate to the tab at the top of the page that says, “Campaigns”
- Click on “Payments” – here’s where you’ll see all the donations made to your account
4) Why should I use this registry site instead of the other options out there?
Our goal is to provide an organized service for people who really need help. For example, other sites say they are free to fundraise or to collect donations, however, they have charges on the back end or try to force/suggest that contributors enter a tip, which goes directly to them. We feel that we offer superior help in two ways:
- By allowing you to raise money for medical needs and day to day living, without extra fees and a lot of hoops to jump through.
- By being able to create a wish list of items that you need for home care, from your favorite shopping sites.
- Allow you to update people on your progress.
5) Why is there a charge to use this site?
Operating a website is not cheap. We are not a big fancy corporation, nor are we an official charitable organization. Just a few people trying to change the world through kindness and help as many people as we can. We charge the $10 set up fee for website maintenance and operations, and to ensure that we can operate add free.
Also please note, that even though we hate fees, we are charged fees by the banks and people who handle the contributions for all of us, therefore, there is a small charge per credit card transaction/donation which is 3% plus .30 per transactions. For example when someone donates $100.00 the charge to them will actually be closer to $103.30.
This is the same for the $10.00 fee for signing up to use our site, so $10.60.
Fees are subject to changed based on banking rate changes.
If you are reading this, and are feeling extra generous, please consider helping us help others and donate to Well Wishes general fund, this will help make this site bigger and better, and eventually free to use (add hyper link to donate button).
6) Why do I need to set up a PayPal account?
We partnered with PayPal to allow you to manage contributions/donations your way. You choose how to receive and manage the funds. They have many options, faster withdrawals may incur service fees so make sure you read the fine print. Well Wishes does not take a percent of donations given to you on your site. (add PayPal hyperlink).
Why are there not more FAQs here like on other sites? Frankly we are new and do not know what questions people may have. If you have questions or comments, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can answer you directly and add questions and answers to this page for the benefit of others.