This post is sponsored by Amazon, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.
There’s no better time for giving than the holidays and it’s easy with Amazon. Find out how you can support your favorite causes through Amazon.
When you’re a parent, life is busy, especially around the holidays. For me, that means that I don’t always get around to everything on my to-do list. Okay, actually my entire year is like that, but it’s even more so this time of year.
One of the things on that list is giving to charity. My husband and I feel grateful for all that we have and like to give back when we can.
We regularly donate clothes and toys, and try to help when we hear about tragic events in the news or a family in need. However, life gets so busy that we haven’t always given as often as we’d like.
Not only do we want to give back, but we also want to teach our girls how important it is to show compassion for others. They know that the holidays are about fun and family, but I also want them to see that it’s about giving back.
That’s where Amazon comes in! They already make my life super easy, sending me anything I need with the click of a button. Nothing beats that feeling of opening your door and finding an Amazon box on your doorstep!
Delivering Smiles With Amazon
What many people don’t know is how easy Amazon makes it to donate to your favorite charity. With Amazon, they offer three ways to donate to a charity of your choice. Delivering Smiles has never been easier!
My favorite of the three is AmazonSmile because all I have to do is make purchases through Amazon, which I do all the time anyway! All you do is start your shopping at http://bit.ly/AMZSMILE. Every time I place an order, Amazon donates a portion of eligible purchases to my favorite charity, Bert’s Big Adventure. It’s no different from ordering through Amazon the regular way, you just help others when you do it through AmazonSmile.
I actually learned about AmazonSmile through The Bert Show, a morning radio show based in Atlanta. Bert’s Big Adventure is a non-profit they created to bring a little magic into the lives of children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families. Each year, families are selected for an all expenses paid trip to Disney World, where they get to leave all their worries behind for five magical days!
These trips aren’t cheap. Bert’s Big Adventure pays for everything from park tickets and hotels, to food and souvenirs. They even fly medical staff down so that help is close by if needed. It’s such an amazing cause, and I love how easy it is to support just by using Amazon. Even my girls love to help. They know that when they’re making Christmas wish lists on AmazonSmile, they’re helping these children as well.
NOTE: If you choose to donate this way, just remember to go in through AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) each time.
Donate With Alexa
You can also easily donate with an Alexa-enabled device. All you have to do is say “Alexa, I want to make a donation.” If you have a charity selected, voice purchasing enabled, and a valid payment method stored in your Amazon account, Alexa takes it from there.
AmazonSmile Charity Lists
Finally, you can make charity donations by purchasing items from AmazonSmile Charity Lists. Charities post lists of items they need and instead of donating money, you can buy items straight from the list. You can choose by cause or search directly for your favorite charity or organization. Once you order, Amazon does the rest and items are shipped directly to the organization that you chose.
Supporting your favorite charity has never been easier. If I can shop for the holidays and donate at the same time, why wouldn’t I? Bert’s Big Adventure is so deserving and it makes me feel good to know that we’ve been able to do our part to help.
Will you be donating over the holiday season? Which charities and organizations are closest to your heart? Shop Amazon’s Holiday Store at smile.amazon.com/holiday to check off your Christmas list while donating to a great cause at the same time.