Do you like electronics?
Do you like books?
Do you like electronic books?
Hey, hey, calm down. I’m right there with ya. I’m guessing, then, that you at least occasionally buy ebooks on Amazon. They’ve got tons of low-priced books and even some freebies, so I use the Kindle app quite a bit.
One of the coolest things about Amazon is their program called AmazonSmile. If you start shopping at smile.amazon.com, at no extra cost to you, Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to a charity of your choosing. They literally have thousands of charities listed, so you should be able to find one that floats your boat. You don’t have to make a new account or anything, so no new passwords to remember. It’s a pretty painless, easy way to make a difference: check it out.
If you’re not sure which charity you’d like to support, out of the thousands available, the organization my money goes toward is Compassion International. Compassion is a Christian organization that allows you to sponsor a child. They work extensively with the local communities and take a holistic approach to sponsorship, beginning with prenatal care and following the child all the way to young adulthood. Over 80% of funds go directly to the program, so your money has a direct impact. (Whatever charity you choose, look it up on Charity Navigator to make sure they use your money effectively.)
The more books you buy, the more you donate to your organization, which is Reason #4566 that reading is just the best. We all know that reading makes the world a better place. AmazonSmile is another slice of proof.