PayPal has changed their process for exchanging funds between individuals, so as of October, 2021, we have updated the way we connect PayPal accounts to your InKind Page.
We're truly sorry for any inconvenience caused by these changes.
We want to make sure that InKind Page Recipients are able to continue receiving financial support with no interruption, so will walk through the new requirements and steps for connecting a PayPal account below.
New Requirements for sending and receiving funds via PayPal:
The person designated to receive funds must have an active PayPal account
That person must enroll in PayPal.me
(Steps of this process are outlined below.)
Supporters sending funds must have an active PayPal account
How to create a PayPal Account
To send and receive funds with PayPal, both the Supporter and Recipient must have active PayPal accounts. To sign up for an account:
Go to www.PayPal.com
Select "Sign Up" at the top of the page (On mobile it may appear as a "Sign Up For Free" button.)
Proceed through the steps to fill out your name, contact information, and bank account or credit card information to be used for sending and receiving funds
How to enroll in PayPal.me
To receive funds as an individual, PayPal now requires the Recipient to have a PayPal.me name. To get your PayPal.me name:
Once you have successfully created a PayPal.com account, go to www.PayPal.me
Select "My PayPal.me" at the top fo the page, or the "Create your PayPal.me Link" button
Sign in to your PayPal account (The one you created on PayPal.com.)
Proceed through the steps to upload a profile photo of yourself and select a unique PayPal.me name (These will display to your InKind Page supporters, so please choose an image and name that are recognizable or related to the name and images on your InKind Page.)
How to connect a PayPal.me name to your InKind Page
Once you have established your PayPal.me name, visit the Page Settings of your InKind Page. Check the box in the Fundraising area, click the PayPal field, and enter your PayPal.me name. Click "Save" at the bottom of the Page Settings window and your InKind Page will automatically refresh and display your new PayPal Fundraising Button.
How to send funds via PayPal to an InKind Page Recipient
PayPal now requires Supporters to have a PayPal.com account in order to send funds to an InKind Page Recipient. If you would like to send a monetary gift via PayPal, first click the "Donate via PayPal" button on the InKind Page. Under the PayPal.me profile image and name of your Recipient, select "Send". (The name and profile image may not be an exact match for the photos and title of the InKind Page, but they should be recognizable as someone associated with the Recipient.) After signing in to your PayPal.com account, proceed through the steps to send your desired amount of funds from your PayPal account to the Recipient's.
As always, Give InKind does not charge any fee for gifting funds through an InKind Page. Any related PayPal fees may apply, but we will never charge for sending or receiving support.