Giving Back with Amazon this Season
Huge Thank You to Amazon for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
My favorite season is upon us. I have always declared my birthday, November 1, the official beginning of the holiday season. We will listen to Christmas music, the kids will start making their Christmas list, and squeal with excitement when we start seeing decorations going up all over town. Although, Audrey has Dolly Parton’s Christmas album on repeat already. In my opinion, everything about this season is the absolute best. And I am thrilled the kids share the excitement that I have had instilled in me since I was a child.
With the holiday season also comes a time of reflection in just how we have been blessed beyond measure. We continue to emphasize to the kids how fortunate we are to be able to have our health, a home, clothes, and toys to open on Christmas morning. Not everyone has this luxury. Every year, we try to make a point to the kids of how important it is to think about others during the holiday season. It is so easy to get swept up in the busyness of the season, all of our wants, and the excitement. I always want the kids to know what this season is truly about and put our words into action by giving back to those who aren’t as fortunate. Amazon is making it easier than ever this year for us to practice what we preach, and help those in need!
What is AmazonSmile ?
AmazonSmile lets customers like you enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when you start your shopping at smile.amazon.com, the Amazon will donate a portion of the price of eligible items to a charitable organization of your choice.
Amazon was so generous in sending me a gift card to give me head start on my Christmas shopping and experience how easy it is to give back to one of our favorite charities, Alex’s Lemonade Stand. Every time I shop from my AmazonSmile page, Amazon makes a contributes a portion of the purchase price of my eligible purchases to this amazing charity.
I cannot fathom receiving a call or a doctor coming in the room to tell me one of our kiddos has cancer. And while there a many charities would could choose, this one is near and dear to some close friends of ours. The story of Alex, and how she had the biggest heart to help others fighting the same battle as she, is what inspires me to be a better person. This life we are given is short and not guaranteed. Being able to help and give to others is what life is not only this season is about, but life!
What are AmazonSmile Charity Lists?
Another easy way to give back to your favorite organizations is through AmazonSmile Charity Lists. All you have to do is visit smile.amazon.com/charitylists, and you can browse by cause or search for your favorite nonprofit organization’s wish list to have donated items delivered directly to the charity at their designated address.
How You Can Contribute
So many communities have been hit hard during 2020, and through product and monetary donations to more than a thousand nonprofit organizations worldwide, you can specifically help those that are close to your heart. There are several ways you can contribute to either your favorite organization or gift someone the opportunity to give back to their community.
You can give a monetary donation to your favorite charity by simply saying, “Alexa, I want to make a donation” to any Alexa enable device. Or you can support your charity by completing all of your holiday shopping at AmazonSmile where you can browse Amazon’s wide selection of amazing holiday deals and low price items with fast and free delivery options.
How do you plan on giving back this holiday season? Or even better what organization is near and dear to your heart? Would love to hear your stories on giving back and teaching your little ones the importance of giving this holiday season. Pay it forward and tell me how you’re giving back with #DeliveringSmiles.