Thursday, November 30, 2017
Throwback Thursday: Donate While You Shop!
There are 3 easy ways to donate to your favorite charity while you shop this holiday season (and year-round). It costs you nothing at all - online stores have agreed to donate a portion of the money you spend on their site!
The one I use most often is iGive. You just start on their site (or use their app for mobile devices), choose your store or search for the item you want to buy, and then click through to the online store. iGive shows what percentage each store has agreed to donate, coupons that are available, and they show a running total on your iGive page of how much you have donated and how much has been donated to your chosen charity in total. So far, according to iGive, my own shopping has donated $228 to Solve ME/CFS, with over $6000 total donated! And I didn't have to do a thing (except sign up and click through the site when shopping). You can choose your own favorite charity.
GoodShop works similarly. You can sign up at the link, choose your charity, and then go through the site to your stores when you are shopping online. I use iGive more often, but sometimes a particular store will only be signed up with one or the other donation service. Both show available coupons for your store and also offer search engines.
Finally, Amazon has its own donation service called AmazonSmile. You sign up and choose your charity. Then, anytime you start from AmazonSmile, a portion of the money you spend on Amazon goes to your charity. Since we buy all of our supplements through Amazon, this can add up fast!
These are my three go-to sites for easy donation while I shop. Do you know of others?
Sign up today, and while you do your holiday shopping this season, you can be contributing to ME/CFS research or whatever your own favorite charity is! It's like giving ourselves an extra holiday gift.