Contribute is a compound word.
The second part, tribute, means "a gift, payment, declaration, or other acknowledgment of gratitude, respect, or admiration." The first part, con, means "together."
Therefore, "to contribute" is to give a gift, along with others, acknowledging your gratitude.
I would be honored and grateful if you choose to contribute to The Weekend Reader.
You can do so with a monthly donation of $4 / month, $8 / month, $12 /month or $24 /month