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Creative Ways to Fundraise: Everyday Ways to Make a Difference in the Fight Against Childhood Cancer

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by Megan Tanney, ALSF

There are so many ways to raise money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), some you may not even know about! For example, did you know that when you shop online you could be generating a donation to ALSF? We made a list of our favorite, easy-to-use sites and platforms so you can start making a difference today.

1. Shop on Amazon Smile

As you know, you can buy almost anything on Amazon! When you shop at and select ALSF as your charitable organization, the Amazon Smile Foundation will donate .5% of your eligible purchase price to us. While that may seem like a small percentage, every penny counts when comes to finding a cure! In 2017, we were able to fund over 100 hours of research through Amazon Smile shoppers!

Click here and start giving back while you shop today! You can also download the Chrome extension Smile Always to redirect you every time you shop. Watch the video here for a step by step guide.

2. Shop for (or sell) items on eBay for Charity

In 2017, $84 million was raised for charities through eBay! That’s $160 raised every minute. Talk about a big impact! Sellers can donate a percentage of their sales to ALSF, and buyers can also make a direct donation at checkout. All donations are tax-deductible too! Select ALSF as your favorite charity here, and start shopping products that help kids with cancer. 

Psst! If you’re a seller–the most popular categories for charity listings are nonfiction books, women’s clothing, laptops and tickets or experiences. eBay will also credit back a portion of your seller fees. It’s a win-win!

3. Take Surveys on Survey Monkey Contribute

Start making a difference by taking surveys at For each quick survey you take, $.50 will be donated to ALSF.

Sign up for free here, choose ALSF as your charity to support and surveys will be sent to you based on your profile. 

You can also download the Survey Monkey app and make an impact while you’re on the go!

4. Donate a vehicle

Your old car, truck or boat can benefit kids with cancer! Through our Cars that Cure program, you can donate anything with an engine, from construction equipment to snowmobiles. The process is quick and easy! Fill out the online form or make a toll-free call to (855) CAR ALSF or (855) 227-2573. 

5. Download the Good Cents App

Are you on your phone a lot? Turn that time into a donation by setting up a reoccurring donation to ALSF based on how much you use your phone! Download the Good Cents app, select ALSF as your charity and set your donation amount per hour and your monthly maximum giving. The Good Cents app will track your hourly screen time, and at the end of the month, it will equate your usage into your charitable donation to ALSF!

Start taking small actions today and you can make a big impact on a child’s future. If you have any questions, please contact Megan Tanney at 866-333-1213 or [email protected].
Check out our donations page to learn more about all the ways to give.