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Membership in Crochetville is free. We like it that way. It means everybody gets to participate, and that's what community is all about. However, keeping Crochetville welcoming, friendly, and running reliably is very expensive in terms of both money and time.
Does Crochetville Need Donations?
Crochetville earns enough money through advertising, Amazon and other affiliate commissions, and consumer show participation to pay our general operating expenses (server costs, software licenses, legal and accounting advice, travel expenses to consumer shows, and so on.)
Crochetville does not currently generate enough income to pay either Amy or Donna a regular salary. Crochetville is the favorite crochet home on the internet for many because of the unseen things we each do behind the scenes to manage Crochetville. We each work the equivalent of a full-time job to ensure Crochetville continues to be the site you love and enjoy so much.
Crochetville must soon provide us each with a regular salary. If it does not, we may soon have to seek other full-time employment. This would mean we'd have less time to devote to managing Crochetville and dreaming up new, exciting ideas for our crochet home.
We also need operating capital for other ideas we have for Crochetville. Wouldn't it be exciting if you could buy yarn and hooks right here at Crochetville? Wouldn't it be exciting if we could produce our own digital pattern books featuring patterns from some of the most innovative crochet designers out there? What about having a digital magazine? We'd have to hire employees to help with all of these endeavors, and we're nowhere near being able to do that yet. We have so many ideas for things we'd like to bring to you once we have the capital on hand to do so!
Your donations can help us on our way to making all these exciting dreams a reality!
How Will You Use My Donation?
Your donations will go into our general budget to be applied toward monthly expenses and eventually, hopefully, a monthly salary for both Amy and Donna.
So if you desire to make a donation to say thank you and to help pay for the costs and time it takes to keep Crochetville humming and to help us on our way to making some of our dreams a reality, we appreciate it very much.
Is My Donation Tax-Deductible?
Crochetville is not a non-profit organization; we are a for-profit business. Donations are not deductible on your income taxes.
Your donation is simply an opportunity to "give back" or "pay it forward" for the enjoyment you've received from being a part of the Crochetville community.
Are Donations Expected?
While very much appreciated, donations are not expected in any way.
Please do not contribute if it is not within your budget. Your presence on the forum and sharing your creativity, knowledge, and love of crochet is enough. Really. We mean it.
Do I Get Something Special for Donating?
You'll get a warm fuzzy feeling inside from the feeling that you're helping Crochetville on its way to bigger and better things, as fast as we can get there.
Please note that contributors do not receive any special privileges or public recognition and will remain confidential.
Contributors must abide by all forum guidelines the same as all other members and will be subject to the same consequences as any other member for forum guideline violations.
How Do I Make a Donation?
You can make a donation by clicking the Paypal button below. If you do not have a Paypal account, you can still click the button to make a donation by credit card without setting up a Paypal account.
You can also mail a check to:
103 Scarlet Oak Circle
Harvest, AL 35749
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