Wednesday, December 14, 2016

How To Make Effortless SCA Donations

I'm retired now, but during my work-life there were times my employer matched selected donations I made to charity. Usually, these were medical or disaster relief related charities because I always worked for a dentist. 

One year the whole office was provided hordes of Girl Scout Cookies, even though it was a dental office. Seems the boss meant to bring the staff his daughter's cookie sign up sheet. He forgot. So he faked it. We got free cookies for months.

Did you know there's a no-brainer way to donate to the SCA? It's Amazon Smile. Most of us shop there anyway, so why not take advantage of it.

Hopefully, I won't sound like a salesperson now, but AmazonSmile is a simple, automatic way I support the SCA as I shop online. I get the same low prices and even use my Amazon Visa points charge card. 

Each donation is small because the AmazonSmile Foundation only donates 0.5% of the purchase price. Still, combining the amounts from all SCAdians shopping at Amazon would make a large donation. 

And it doesn't directly come out of my income. I think of it as easy, free money for the SCA.