Help Us Serve Our Children
As a nonprofit organization with countless moving parts, the Child and Youth Advocacy Center relies on the help of others to support our mission — restoring the lives of children who have been abused.
You can make an impact in these children’s lives in a few different ways. You may give a one time donation, a monthly donation, a contribution to our endowment fund, or become apart of our “Round-Up” giving program.
Round Up Giving!
Support our mission of helping child victims of abuse and neglect by donating spare change made with everyday purchases!
A “Round-Up” is the term used to describe the spare change captured from automatically rounding up transactions on your debit or credit card to the next dollar. An example would be a gas purchase for $44.30. The transaction would be rounded to $45, the next dollar amount, and the .70 difference would be counted as round-up change to be donated to CYAC!
To become apart of our Round-Up program, please click the “Round Up Giving” link below:
Round Up Giving!
Round Up Giving FAQs:
Is my donation tax-deductible?
Yes! You will receive an automated receipt which will include the tax-deductible language, after your donation is processed each month; please keep a copy for your records.
Does my change get deducted immediately when I swipe my card?
To ensure you can easily find and manage your monthly donations for tax purposes, CYAC does not immediately deduct your spare change every time you swipe. Instead, we’ll tally up your change throughout the month and deduct it at the end of the month so you can easily track your donation.
When is the minimum donation of $9.99 charged?
A monthly minimum donation of $9.99 will be charged to your linked card if any of the following conditions are met: (1) If your monthly round-up change accumulation is less than $10. (2) If we lose our connection to your registered card. This could occur if the bank associated with your card updates its security settings or if you change your bank log-in information. For example, if you change your credit or debit card account password, and do not update your CYAC Round Up account, we will be unable to track the transactions you made using that card to round up your change.
Do I have to do anything to make the round up happen?
Nope! That’s the great thing about rounding up: our system will automatically round up all your purchases on your connected cards when you swipe until you’ve reached your giving target for the month.
Why do you need my banking information?
In order to round up your spare change on certain payment cards, we simply need to know when you’ve swiped your card. CYAC does not have access or the ability to view any of your transaction data. Your data is secured with our third-party program operator Harness, who does not use your personal data or information for any purposes other than verifying your transactions to accurately record the spare change you choose to give.
I can’t find my bank to add my card.
Certain eligible payment cards require you to confirm your account with the bank that issued your card. To ensure your bank data is kept secure, we integrate with financial institutions by using Plaid, the industry-leading bank integration service. We are restricted to working with the banks that Plaid has added to its service.
Can I link multiple cards?
Yes you can! There is no limit to how many debit cards or credit cards you would like to use if you want to support the CYAC across multiple eligible linked cards.
Can I link both debit cards and credit cards?
Yes. You can link any eligible active debit or credit card you frequently use.
Note: Not all transactions made with your registered card (including PIN-based transactions, payment through a third-party digital wallet or payment app) can be monitored for eligibility to earn rewards. Do not use a PIN when making purchases if you want the transaction to be monitored. See Terms and Conditions for more details.