- September 11, 2018
- Posted by: baldwincomp
- Category: Advice
Wes Baldwin of The Baldwin Company, Inc, Charlotte NC, gives us a simple tip for helping donate millions to the American Red Cross every time you order a book, some dogfood, or a new headset for your PlayStation
What’s the last thing you ordered from Amazon – an e-book for your Kindle? maybe a DVD? These days, it could just as easily have been a box of cereal or a tube of toothpaste. People are going to Amazon.com for just about anything under the sun – especially if they have Amazon Prime’s free-shipping privileges.
So what does this have to do with helping the victims of recent hurricanes and earthquakes?
Few people realize that you can financially support the American Red Cross every time you order anything from Amazon. All it takes is simply adding a ‘smile’ to your Amazon bookmark, like this: Rather than bookmarking amazon.com, change your bookmark instead to smile.amazon.com.
Why? Once you start using the AmazonSmile website, Amazon automatically contributes the equivalent of .5% of each of your purchases to The American Red Cross.
At first glance, .5% of the $35 power cable you just ordered may not seem like much. But you have to look at the big picture: Through AmazonSmile, Amazon has already contributed $1.7 million to the Red Cross, as of last month (August 2017).
What’s more, you can help increase that total by spreading the word. Just post the following on your facebook page and other social media. Before you know it, you and your friends will be helping the families devastated by these unprecedented natural disasters every time you shop:
And – with Amazon’s gross income currently being estimated at $929 per second (that’s $55,000 per hour, or $1.3 million per day) – just look at the potential.