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PAD Questions

How do I change my PAD giving?

Please contact our Finance Team at 519-369-2622 or finance@ethnos.ca. Please let us know if you change banks, so you can continue your partnership. You can also make changes such as adding a missionary’s ministry or a project, or increasing or decreasing the amount you give.

Can I set up PAD giving online?

For your protection, we require your signature before we begin transferring money from your bank account. Therefore, we ask that you print out the PAD form and either mail it or fax it to us.

Can I give quarterly or annually by PAD?

Automatic contributions are available only for monthly gifts. You may choose to have contributions deducted on the 1st or 15th of the month.

When will monthly contributions be deducted from my account?

You may choose to have contributions deducted on the 1st or 15th of the month. They will never be deducted before those dates. They may be deducted a few days later if the date falls on a weekend or bank holiday, or if the bank delays in debiting your account.

What if you make a mistake?

Please contact our Finance Team at 519-369-2622 or finance@ethnos.ca and we will promptly correct any error.

How do I find out my financial institution routing number?

The most reliable way to find out the correct routing number is to contact your financial institution and ask.

How do I find out my donor number?

Filling out this line on the form is optional. We will be glad to look up your donor number if you do not know yours. If you have not donated to ETHNOS Canada before, you will not have a donor number yet. If you are a current donor, that number is printed on each gift acknowledgement. If you have given to ETHNOS Canada before but cannot locate an acknowledgement, you can simply leave the line blank and we will look it up.

How do I find out my missionary’s account number?

Filling out this line on the form is optional. We will be glad to look up the missionary’s account number for you. If you are a current donor, that number is printed on each gift acknowledgement.

How will I keep track of my gifts if you’re deducting them automatically?

You will receive a year-end receipt for tax purposes in February for the previous calendar year.

Why should I choose PAD over recurring credit card gifts?

You should choose the method for giving that best serves you. Many donors choose PAD when they learn that credit card transaction fees — more than 2.9 percent of each gift plus $0.30— are charged to missionary accounts. (Partners still receive a tax-deductible receipt for the full amount of the gift.)

What if I have other questions?

Our Finance Team will be glad to help you with any other questions you have about Pre-Authorized Debit or the form, or clarifications to any of the information on this page. Please call 519-369-2622 or e-mail finance@ethnos.ca.