This post is sponsored by Amazon, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.
It’s no secret that I LOVE the holiday season. If you follow me on Instagram, you know we’re all about the matching pajamas and early decorations. But something we’re also extremely passionate about is finding new ways to give back during the holidays.
The holiday season is such a fun, happy time for us but we know that, sadly, this isn’t the case for everyone. While we can’t help every single person who is in need, we do know that every little bit counts.
Throughout the year we donate in as many ways as possible. We donate clothes in bins, stuffed animals at the kids’ school drives, we purchase holiday gifts, make stockings for children at Christmas time, and the list goes on. My husband and I both feel strongly about wanting our kids to know how important it is to give back so we encourage them to do so as much as possible.
The Easiest Way To Give Back During The Holidays
Our kids absolutely LOVE the holidays and it is hands down our favorite time of year. But…I also know firsthand it is the busiest and most hectic time, too. To help make it easier for you to give back during the holidays, I’ve teamed up with Amazon to Deliver Smiles, with 3 easy and crazy convenient ways to donate.
I know that volunteering time at a local pantry or holiday drive might not be doable. However, chances are you WILL be purchasing gifts for friends and loved ones online. If you’re anything like me you shop on Amazon, A LOT. I am totally that person who should get a cake decorated like an Amazon box for my birthday LOL. If you haven’t seen it yet, please check that out here – it’s hysterical.
Anyway, back to my point… Amazon has 3 incredibly easy ways for you to give back during the holidays – AmazonSmile, AmazonSmile Charity Lists, and donating with Alexa. Yep, you can donate with your Alexa-enabled device.
The program that I personally love is AmazonSmile and here’s why:
All you have to do is…
1.) Head to Smile.Amazon.com
2.) Shop as you normally would
3.) Choose a charity of your choice
That’s it! It doesn’t get any easier or more convenient. Amazon literally makes donating as easy as the click of a button.
The products, prices, and shopping features through AmazonSmile are all exactly the same as if you were to just shop on Amazon like you always do, EXCEPT, AmazonSmile will donate a portion of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.
This holiday season I’m donating to the Covenant House of New Jersey as I have a special place in my heart for children without families or who need support. The Covenant House of New Jersey offers amazing services to youth in need. From drop-in centers to crisis care and housing, health and wellness, education, employment, activities and more – the Covenant House is an incredible place for kids who need support.
Even if you can’t physically find time to volunteer or go out and purchase items, Amazon takes the work out of it for you. Here’s some info on the other 2 programs through Amazon in which you can also give back:
AmazonSmile Charity Lists
This is really cool! Simply say to your Alexa device “Alexa, I want to make a donation” and it will prompt you with directions on how to do so. I mean seriously, it doesn’t get any easier. You could do that while having your morning coffee.
Another great thing about AmazonSmile is that when you gift someone an Amazon Gift Card your recipient can also donate to an AmazonSmile charity of their choice. I personally love gifting Amazon Gift Cards because no matter who the recipient is, they’re bound to find something they want, need or love on Amazon.
SO if you’re shopping Amazon this holiday season (come on, is there really someone who isn’t?!) be sure to head to AmazonSmile where you can find everything and anything you need while donating at the same time 🙂
We just want all kids to be as happy as this guy – simple as that 🙂
Are there special ways you love to give back during the holidays? I’d love to hear them!
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