Today is the quarterly Blog the Change for Animals Day. It’s a day when many bloggers write about animal causes they care about. It’s also a day that you can do something to make the difference in the lives of animals.
Blog the Change for Animals ideas can range from simple to grand, but this one is something that nearly everyone who reads it will be able to do today to benefit animals in your community, and will only take moments of your time.
Do you shop at Amazon? Did you know that you can set up your favorite rescue or shelter to receive .05% of eligible purchases automatically? It’s called Amazon Smile.
To use it, log in to Amazon and then access http://smile.amazon.com/. You can select the eligible rescue or shelter from their list. Then shop just like you always do. Tens of millions of items are eligible to generate Amazon Smile donations for your rescue or shelter, and they are clearly labeled on the site. The only thing you have to do is remember to access Amazon through the Amazon Smile home page. Whenever you do, a banner at the top of the screen reminds you which organization receives the donation from your purchases.
If you browse the web with Chrome, there’s a even a Chrome extension called Smile Always that ensures any purchase you make through Amazon is routed through Amazon Smile so that you don’t forget to do it manually.
The small donation is kind of like throwing change into a jar to give to your favorite rescue organization. It may not be a lot of money, but if everyone put their spare change in a jar and gave it to animal rescue organizations, they would have a lot more funds to help take care of the animals in their care. Your donations make a difference, so if you shop Amazon, don’t forget to configure and use Amazon Smile to save that spare change for your favorite rescue.