Circle of Hope FAQs

Why should I join the Circle of Hope?
Every gift to CVT makes a difference in our ability to provide lifesaving care to survivors of torture. Circle of Hope members help CVT work more efficiently by providing a stable source of reliable funding. With monthly gifts, you help decrease our administrative costs and ensure that more of your donation helps torture survivors directly. Your monthly contributions automatically renew your annual CVT support and, best of all they bring hope and healing to thousands of torture survivors worldwide.

How does CVT’s monthly giving work?
As a Circle of Hope member, your monthly gift — charged to your credit card or debited from your checking account — ensures reliable support for CVT and hassle-free giving for you. As a monthly donor, you will receive less mail, but you will get an annual statement in January with all of your donations for the previous year. In addition, we will keep you informed about our programs with our newsletters and annual report. You can change, suspend, or cancel your giving at any time.

How wisely will my donation be spent?
82 cents of every dollar that CVT spends goes directly to programs.

Is your Web site secure to receive donations?
Yes, CVT uses a secure Web server to process donations.

What types of payment does CVT accept for monthly contributions?
As a Circle of Hope member, you can choose to make your monthly donation by credit card or have your gift transferred electronically from a checking account. All choices are efficient, safe, and easy to arrange.

How do I set up an electronic funds transfer?
An even more efficient way to deliver your monthly contributions is through automatic debits from your checking account. A single voided check is all it takes to begin that process.
Send the voided check to the attention of:
Laura de Rosier
Center for Victims of Torture
2356 University Avenue West, Suite 430
St. Paul, MN 55114

What credit cards do you accept? Can I use a debit card?
We are able to process American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa cards. We do accept debit cards.

How do I change/update my contact information, credit card account, or donation amount?
To update your contact information, credit card account information, or donation amount, please contact Laura de Rosier any time at lderosier [at] cvt.org or 612.436.4808.

What if I change my mind? Can I cancel anytime?
With a phone call or email message, you can change, suspend, or cancel your monthly giving. Please contact Laura de Rosier at lderosier [at] cvt.org or 612.436.4808 to make these changes.

How will I receive a statement of my donations?
In January you receive a statement of your Circle of Hope contributions for the previous year for tax purposes. If you sign up for our program online, you will receive an email receipt every month when the donation is processed. Otherwise, your bank or credit card statement can serve as your receipt.

How can I keep updated on CVT’s programs?
You will receive newsletters and other updates on how your monthly gifts are making a difference in the lives of survivors globally. You can also check the CVT’s website for stories and updates.

What if I still have questions?
Please contact Laura de Rosier at lderosier [at] cvt.org or 612.436.4808.

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