By: Trish Adkins
Guess what? Amazon Prime Day, July 15-16, 2019, is not only a parade of epic deals, but a perfect time to fill your cart, while doing your part for kids with cancer!
While you shop for epic deals on school supplies, lemonade stand staples, summer must-haves and fun impulse purchases, be sure to shop through Amazon Smile and select Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) as your charitable organization of choice. When you do, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5 percent of your eligible purchase price to ALSF.
You might think that 0.5 percent is not a lot—but it is! Together, AmazonSmile shoppers have helped make hundreds of hours of research a reality, funded breakthrough clinic trials and helped families travel for childhood cancer treatment.
Ready to shop? Click here and start giving back! If you want to make donating through AmazonSmile even easier, download the Chrome extension Smile Always to redirect you to smile.amazon.com every time you shop. View our video on how you can donate using AmazonSmile.
After you’ve maximized your Prime Day shopping, you can check out some other easy, every day ways to support ALSF:
1. Shop for (or sell) items on eBay for charity
When you sell on eBay, you can select a percentage of the proceeds to go to ALSF. Highlight your listing with a gold charity ribbon and eBay credits back a portion of seller fees after the sale. All donations are tax-deductible too!
2. Take surveys on SurveyMonkey Contribute
Support ALSF by taking surveys! Sign up here, select ALSF as your preferred charity, and SurveyMonkey will donate 50 cents to ALSF for each brief survey you complete. You’ll also earn a chance to win great prizes!
You can also download the SurveyMonkey app and make an impact while you’re on the go!
3. 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 a charitable donation to ALSF!
4. Join the One Cup at a Time Club
Join the One Cup at a Time Club by committing to a monthly donation. You will become a sustaining donor just by joining! There is no minimum to join. You'll receive special members-only benefits like a welcome package and exclusive quarterly news from the front-lines of childhood cancer research.
5. 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 easy, peasy, lemon squeezy! Fill out the online form or make a toll-free call to (855) CAR ALSF or (855) 227-2573.
Want to learn about more ways to help kids with cancer? Check out our Get Involved section to find out more about hosting lemonade stands, fundraising and joining the fight for cures and safer treatments.