Finding Ways to Serve More Families

Finding Ways to Serve More Families

We mamas here at Lift Me Up strive to serve families effectively and efficiently. One way we do this is through budgeting: our funds and our time. After much discussion on how we can keep Lift Me Up “thriving” we have decided to implement a $10 shipping fee once an applicant is notified that a carrier has been assigned to them. 
This fee will allow us to use funds that had been used for shipping towards the purchase of new carriers so more families can Babywear to Thrive.

Lift Me Up has spent nearly $3,000 on shipping babywearing carriers over the past 9 months. At an average carrier cost of $100, that is equivalent to 30 more families that could receive a carrier from Lift Me Up.

How does this new change help the families we serve? By being responsible for their own shipping costs, applicants will now be able to help other families get a carrier even sooner. For every ten carriers we ship, the applicants receiving them will have freed up enough funds to purchase a carrier that would not have been able to be purchased otherwise.

The new policy will be implemented beginning with any application FILLED OUT on or after January 25th 2015.

faq

Q: How do I pay?

A: An invoice will be sent via pay pal. Pay pal is the preferred method of payment.

Q: What if I do not have pay pal?

A: A pay pal account is quick and easy to set up. You can also pay via credit card. If this method does not work for you please e-mail us to arrange for a cash payment to be mailed to Lift Me Up.

Q: How long do I have to make the $10 payment?

A: Payment is required within 48 hours of invoice being sent. You will receive the invoice soon after you receive an e-mail letting you know that a babywearing carrier has been assigned to your family.

*Please note that you may first receive an e-mail from Lift Me Up letting you know your application was received. This initial e-mail does NOT guarantee you will be receiving a babywearing carrier, it simply means we have received and will be reviewing your application.

Q: What if I can not afford the $10

A: Please send us an e-mail within 48 hours of receiving the invoice and let us know.

Q: What if I do not pay within 48 hours and do not send you an e-mail within 48 hours to arrange a payment to be sent?

A: Your application will be disqualified and you will no longer be applicable to receive a babywearing carrier from Lift Me Up.

Q: How did you decide on $10?

A: $10 is the average cost for us to ship a babywearing carrier to our recipients. We aim to keep the fee affordable and realistic.

Q: If shipping my carrier to me costs more/less will I be billed or refunded the difference?

A: You will not be billed or refunded if your babywearing carrier costs more/less to be shipped.

Q: Can I pay via the Donate button on your web page?

A: No. Please send payment via the invoice. This allows us to keep track of who has paid and who is ready to receive their carrier.

Q: Can someone else pay for me?

A: Yes. Please email us within 48 hours of receiving the invoice and let us know this will be occurring so we can correctly attribute the funds to your name, otherwise your application may be denied for failure of payment.

We are excited about this new year and what it will bring! By making this change, we are confident we will be able to help more families Babywear to Thrive. As volunteers, we need your support in this mission. To make a tax-deductible donation, just click on the Donate button here on our website. Thank you for your support!

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