Shop with a Purpose: Support the Charity of your Choice
Online shopping has become a popular option in recent years. There are many benefits to shopping from home. You often spend less money because you can search many different retailers at once for the best price. You may also stay more focused on your shopping list without the temptation of impulse buys. When you shop online, however, you do more than save money. You can also help charity organizations. All you must do is take the time to sign up for the right platform.
There are many retailers, online and at the store, that allow for you share with good causes. Sometimes these causes are unknown to customers. The great part is that this option does not change your shopping opportunities. You can still purchase the same items at the same price. Some places require that you go online and sign up for the charity donation program. Amazon smile is the same store as the traditional amazon, yet it gives you the ability to donate a portion of your purchase of eligible items. This is a great way to help your community while purchasing things you need.
No Cost to you
Unlike donating directly to a charity, you do not put any money upfront with store incentives. The establishment donates the money for you. If you are shopping at Amazon Smile, for example, Amazon donates the money to the charity. You must make sure that the items you purchase are eligible for the program, however. This benefits retailers by bringing in business from humanitarian consumers. The donations are dependent, however, on consumers that take the time to sign up or shop on the appropriate webpage or at a participating store.
Pick your Favorite Charity
It is common to see signs at local retailers about money that is donated to charity. Your local grocery store may donate a certain percentage of their sales to a charity they see fit. You can, however, choose a charity that is meaningful to you at some stores. Local stores often allow you to choose schools or children’s sports teams in your city. You may wish to help animals, children, or families in need. You may be given a list of charities to choose from when you sign up for the program. You can then shop as you normally would, and the donation is taken care of for you.
When major retailers donate money to charity, it often makes people want to shop more. This helps the retailer increase their revenue. The amount they give to charity may be as small as five percent per purchase. This amount, however, adds up when thousands of people are shopping on a website. It takes very little effort to give to charity this way. You may need to simply spend a few minutes signing up for the program and choosing your charity. These programs do not cost consumers anything and make a big difference for people and animals around the world.
ContributorDallas Dorrall is passionate about music and is living her dream managing and promoting Nashville/Muscle Shoals based Country Music Artist, Johnny Collier, currently touring the US. While traveling, she enjoys reviewing new artists, restaurants and nightclubs. Dallas is crazy about her family and friends and attributes her enthusiasm for life to a quote by Marianne Williamson (which she still reads every day) entitled “Our Deepest Fear”.