First off, if you do any holiday shopping this season on Amazon, consider setting up an Amazon Smile account. With Amazon Smile, you log into your account at www.smile.amazon.com/ and choose a non-profit. Amazon will then give back .5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice! It really is that simple. You just have to log in to Amazon Smile instead of the regular Amazon site.
A second option is to shop on Amazon using the links on this blog. This has a greater impact financially because 4-10% is given back rather than just 1/2 of one percent. I put these funds in a Capital One online account and it goes toward special gifts/projects. A recent example was Christmas gifts for my sponsored family and child in Moldova. The deadline was looming and it was not a good month for my personal bank account. By using these funds, I was able to send money for those gifts. I would appreciate anyone who uses Amazon to utilize these links when making purchases this holiday season.
So there you go! Two options to assist the needy this holiday season that don't cost you any extra money! Thanks for reading and using those links!