This post is sponsored by Amazon, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
When it comes to the holidays, so many things come to mind, like putting up the Christmas tree and decorations, shopping until you drop for your friends and family, going to Christmas parties, taking your little ones to see Santa and then reading the Christmas story to them at bedtime.
And while all of these are some of our favorite things to do this time of year, we also try to create a tradition to make sure we are giving back, especially during this special time of the year.
Did you know that while you’re doing your normal online Christmas shopping this season, Amazon makes it SO easy to give back to charities and organizations that are important to you?? There are three ways to give back with Amazon this holiday season – AmazonSmile, AmazonSmile Charity Lists and donating with Alexa.
AmazonSmile Charity Lists make it easy to browse by cause or search for your favorite organization’s Charity List where you can purchase items to have donated and delivered directly to the charity at their designated address. AmazonSmile allows you to have the exact same Amazon experience, with the added bonus that AmazonSmile will donate a portion of the purchase price of eligible products to a charity of your choice. Amazon makes it easier than ever for those in the giving spirit to also donate to a registered charity of their choice with Alexa – just say, “Alexa, I want to make a donation” to any Alexa enabled device. It’s that easy!
I first heard about AmazonSmile a couple years ago from my sister and have loved purchasing from their site knowing that I am helping an organization in need ever since. We just recently set up another Amazon account for me, and Matt and sat down Thanksgiving weekend to do a little shopping while I explained to him all about AmazonSmile.
With every eligible purchase, AmazonSmile donates a portion to the charity of your choice. And you can easily shop by charity type or even area if you’re looking for something local. You can shop worry free and donate worry free! You can trust that all of these charities have been verified, and the donation is going straight to the organization you choose.
My purchases through AmazonSmile currently benefit Aid To Abused Women. This is a cause that is close to my heart and an organization that I really felt strongly about donating to. They are located out of El Paso, Texas and assist women who have been abused. I typically like to pick a different organization quarterly to help a few different causes yearly that are important to me.
Amazon doesn’t just make it easy to donate while you’re doing your holiday shopping, they also make it easy to gift the gift of giving back to others. Looking for the perfect holiday gift? With an Amazon gift card, your friends and family can pay it forward by purchasing from an AmazonSmile Charity List.
I would encourage you to think about giving back and delivering smiles this holiday season too. There are so many great organizations out there that can use our help, especially this time of year when it gets cold outside and money gets tight. No matter what organization is near and dear to your heart, you can find a great one at AmazonSmile. How do you give back each year?