Shopping Online? Help Kids At The Same Time!
The holidays are upon us, and many of us are beginning to seriously shop for gifts for loved ones, neighbors, teachers, and friends. Please remember that you can help children in need with just an extra click as you shop online through amazon.com.
Love Without Boundaries is grateful to be a charity partner of amazon.com! Here is a brief summary of ways that the dollars you spend through amazon can go towards helping children in our programs.
1) For the maximum donation amount to be given to the kids, you can first go to our website at www.lovewithoutboundaries.com and then click on the amazon logo at the very bottom of the page. There is special coding written into that link which will take you to amazon and then give a percentage of what you buy to LWB to help children in need. Normally we are given 4-6% of anything you purchase, at no extra cost to you. We often get asked several questions about this method, including the following:
Will I get a notice that a portion of my purchase was donated to LWB? No. You won’t get a notice when you complete your purchase, but LWB gets quarterly donations from amazon, and those can really add up!
Is there a way to know that I actually am shopping to help LWB? Yes! When you click the link on the bottom of our webpage, you will be directed to amazon and see “ lovewithoutbou” in the URL address when you first arrive. That means that children in our programs will benefit from anything you purchase on that visit.
2) AmazonSmile is a program that allows you to select a charity to be the recipient of a percentage of anything you purchase. You can register on amazon.com and choose LWB as your charity of choice. We get lots of questions about this program, and we agree it can be the easiest, as you often will get a reminder when you head straight to amazon to shop. However, we do want to point out that if you choose this option, LWB receives a smaller percentage of what you purchase: 0.5% of eligible purchases versus the higher percentage of 4-6% if you use option 1 above.
So to recap, let’s say you are planning to buy a backpack online for $100 – and you want to help kids in need. You can:
1) Go to www.lovewithoutboundaries.com, click on the amazon link at the bottom of that page, and we will be given a donation averaging around $5.
2) Go to smile.amazon.com and choose LWB as your charity of choice, and then when you buy the backpack, 50 cents will be donated to LWB.
We hope this helps you better understand the charity partner program through amazon.com. Thank you for taking the few extra seconds to make a difference to kids while you shop!