These are uncertain economic times for many families. Once thriving businesses are struggling and sometimes failing. Workers are facing cutbacks in their hours, furloughs, and layoffs. It’s a time when many families can’t responsibly consider increasing their contributions to non-profit organizations like National Parents Organization no matter how much these families support the mission of that organization.
It’s also a time, though, when many families are doing more online purchasing than ever, often from the 300-pound gorilla of online shopping, Amazon,com. And that means that there’s a no-cost way for people to support the mission of NPO.
Through its Smile program, Amazon will donate .5% of your eligible purchases (which are likely to be almost all of them) to the non-profit organization of your choice. And this doesn’t cost you a penny.
If you think that .5% doesn’t sound like much, you’re not thinking about how much we all purchase through Amazon.com. This year to date, Amazon has donated more than $183 million to various charities through the Smile program.
It’s easy to set up National Parents Organization as your non-profit of choice for the Amazon’s Smile program. From any Amazon.com page, pull down the ‘Accounts & Lists’ menu and select ‘Your AmazonSmile’ from the right hand list. The resulting page will give you the option of selecting (or changing) your desired charity. That page will give you a search box to “pick your own charitable organization.” Just search for ‘National Parents Organization’ and select it.
Tough economic times are tough for non-profit organizations, too. And the Amazon Smile program offers an additional way that you can support NPO in its efforts to make equal shared parenting the norm across the country--at no cost to you. That should make us all smile.