Frequently Asked Questions

What does it cost and how is the money spent?

Our annual dues for new and renewing members are just $72 a year – the equivalent of only $6 a month.  Membership dues help to cover the costs of PRAM’s social events, holiday parties, kids’ programs, newsletter, and more.  Dues also help to pay for the operating and maintenance costs of the PRAM Community Fieldhouse and Garden.

I can’t afford to pay the annual dues.  Can I still join? 

Yes!  PRAM strives to welcome and serve all parents with young children living in the greater Richmond area.  Even if you can’t afford to pay the annual dues, please contact the membership coordinator directly: membership@pram.net

Are there specific income requirements for determining if a member can afford to pay?

We don’t have “income eligibility” requirements; approvals for memberships where a family is unable to pay are made on a case-by-case basis. Please keep in mind that PRAM is run entirely by volunteers and has a small budget.  We depend on membership dues to run our programs and provide this amazing community resource to Richmond-area families, so if you can afford the annual membership dues, it’s a great way to show your support!  We happily waive fees for those with limited financial resources.

If you can’t afford to pay but would like to show your support of all things PRAM through service, PRAM can always use volunteers.  Let us know how you’re interested in helping out when you complete your membership registration or check our website for volunteer opportunities!

I’d like to make a donation in addition to paying my membership dues.  How can I do that?

We appreciate your generosity!  If you can afford to make a small donation in addition to paying your dues, it helps us continue to offer free memberships to those who can’t afford to pay and to support PRAM’s many great activities.  You can donate through paypal by clicking here, or with a personal check.

How long is my membership good for?

PRAM membership is for a full year, from the date you join.

How do I join?

Go to our General Membership or Alumni Membership links. You will be taken to Paypal to submit the payment and then sent back to our site to review your profile.)

Can I pay by check?

We encourage you to pay with a credit card or PayPal, both of which you can do online through our registration process.  However, we can accept annual dues payments via personal check.  Please email membership@pram.net to set up your membership and for information where to send your check.

How do I renew my membership?

If you signed up through the website, your subscription will automatically renew. If you joined using a check, you will receive a notice that your membership is coming to the end of it's year and a reminder to pay your annual dues.

What do I do if I want to end my membership?

Log into your account, from the main profile page, select the 'edit' button, and scroll to the cancellation section at the end. You can also contact us membership@pram.netYou will be removed as a member and no longer receive the benefits of PRAM membership, but we do not refund any membership fees.

What if I forget my password?

You can reset it from the login page using your email address.

Interested in volunteering with PRAM?

PRAM can always use volunteers.  Let us know how you’re interested in helping out when you complete your membership registration or check our website for volunteer opportunities!

Questions about membership?

Contact us at membership@pram.net