I am not going to tell you which charity to choose, I chose Interlochen Center For The Arts because I have a strong connection to it, support the Interlochen Public Radio station already and want my money to work as hard as I worked for it. You can do this through installing Amazon Smile to your Amazon.com account. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.
Now that I have given you a free tool to support your favorite charity at absolutely no cost to you, give me five dollars. OK, you don’t have to give it to me, but give that five dollars to an organization you care about.
My family has nearly 60 years of history at Interlochen Center For The Arts. I don’t have a lot of money, but I use AmazonSmile to support the school and donate directly to the public radio station in honor of my family members. The recent deaths of two aunts with Interlochen connections, an uncle’s death a year ago, and another uncle’s death before that have kept my donations to Interlochen Public Radio consistent.
So, when you are out collecting your doorbuster flat screen TVs and whatever else they make you stand outside at 5:00am for, remember to donate some money to somewhere important to you.
You can donate to IPR HERE. Need a name to add to the recognition field? Use one of these: Erik Anderson, Waldie Anderson, Ed Banghart, Pat Banghart, Carolyn Bridger. Actually, you can copy+paste all of them in the field. It’s $5.