Giving Back with AmazonSmile

This post is sponsored by Amazon, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.                     

As a family that is extremely blessed, we’re always trying to instill in our children how important it is to give back. Like a lot of people, we love shopping on Amazon, and we especially love how they make it easy to give back to our community through their AmazonSmile program. If you’re looking for easy yet meaningful ways to spread the cheer during the holiday season and beyond, keep on reading below!   

#DeliveringSmiles with Amazon

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. You do not need a new Amazon account, you can just activate AmazonSmile here on your web browser or in the Amazon Shopping app. You will select a charity from the list of over one million 501(c)(3) participating organizations. 

Once you’ve selected an organization, you can then check out to find a ton of holiday deals with fast and free delivery options – the best part is, Amazon donates a portion of the purchase price of eligible products to your selected charity, at no extra cost to you. I love that you can see what donations your purchases have generated through the program easily on your account. If you’d like, you can also change your selected charity at any time.

AmazonSmile Charity Lists

AmazonSmile Charity Lists offer a convenient way to donate items directly to your favorite organizations. I love this, because it takes the guessing game out of giving! You can browse the participating charities by the categories seen below and within each category, you can sort by popularity, alphabetically, or my favorite – using the search bar to find a charity local to my community.

This year, we donated to BetterDays Inc., a charity serving our neighborhood, providing at-risk youth with math and reading readiness, as well as providing necessities for homeless in the community.

Once you select an organization’s AmazonSmile Charity List, you can see exactly what items they need. Simply add items to your cart, and when you check out, those items will be delivered directly to the charity at their designated address!

Donating with Alexa

If you prefer to make a monetary donation, that’s easy too. All you have to say is, “Alexa, I want to make a donation,” to any Alexa-enabled device to get started.

Amazon has made it very easy to spread the cheer not only during the holiday season but year round! Who will you be a blessing to this season? Share how you’re giving back this year with #DeliveringSmiles.

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