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Giving Back During the Holidays Is Easy with Amazon!

This post is sponsored by Amazon, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own. We are helping to giving back during the holidays with Amazon!

Family around the Christmas tree

Who’s already into the holiday spirit? We sure are! Our home is decorated, we’ve done lots of Christmas shopping for our family, and we are enjoying the festivities of the holiday season. One thing that we try to do each year is to find ways to give back to those in our community who are less fortunate than we are. It is a great time to be thankful for all that we have and share a little bit of it with others.

How do you give back for the holidays?

Giving back during the holidays can be done in so many different ways. Some people like to feed the homeless at shelters in their neighborhood or donate to local churches, and others participate in toy drives. Our holiday season is extremely busy, so we have decided to make our donation this year through AmazonSmile.

Festive holiday gifts

Our holiday giving ideas

If you’re looking for ways to give back during the holiday season, it is really easy to do so with the Amazon! They offer three easy ways to donate to your favorite charities and organizations while you’re there: AmazonSmile, AmazonSmile Charity Lists, and donating through Alexa.

  • AmazonSmile allows you to donate a portion of the price of your purchases on Amazon to the charity of your choice!
  • AmazonSmile Charity Lists – Search for a cause or for your favorite charities and organization’s “wish lists” where you can buy their top wished-for items.
  • Donating through Alexa – You can make a donation directly through your Alexa device. Just say, “Alexa, I want to make a donation” and you’re on your way!

We did quite a bit of shopping for holiday gifts on Amazon this year, so it was only right that we select a charity to benefit from some of our purchases. Through AmazonSmile we chose my kids’ elementary school PTA foundation to donate to. We have so many teachers who are in need of classroom materials, and the students will ultimately be the ones to benefit. We not only chose several items from their AmazonSmile Charity List, but a portion of our eligible purchases went directly to benefit the school’s PTA as well!

Elementary school PTA wish list on AmazonSmile Charity Lists

To donate an item on an AmazonSmile Charity List, all you have to do is navigate to the Charity List of your choice (you can search for your preferred charity), click “Add to Cart” on each item you choose to purchase for the organization and check out. The items will be sent on your behalf, it’s that easy!

The holidays are a time of giving back!

If you and your family are looking for ways to give back during this time of year, Amazon makes it so easy to do so. Visit the AmazonSmile page, select your favorite charity, and shop away! You can also visit the AmazonSmile Charity Lists page and purchase items for non-profits you believe in. I have a few more items to buy and I will choose one more charity to benefit when I do!

Have a wonderful holiday season. Together, we can create change in our communities! Don’t forget to share how you’re giving back this season with #deliveringsmiles!

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Festive holiday gifts

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