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BONUS! Give to your favorite charity by simply shopping.

I love Amazon.com. I love getting packages in the mail without having to go to a store. It's easy.

I was shopping in Kohls, looking for a toaster. I was appalled at the prices at Kohl's (despite the fact that nearly everything is on sale, almost always) so I used my phone to check prices on the same model at www.amazon.com

I found a much better price and purchased the toaster before I even stepped foot out of the store. I loved my phone, and amazon even more after that experience. The best part was having my new, better priced toaster arrive the very next day.

Amazon has a new program called: AmazonSmile. If you have an Amazon.com account, you connect your favorite charity. Amazon automatically donates a portion of your sale to your charity of choice. 

What an easy way to give. 

Begin here: 
http://smile.amazon.com/gp/charity/about.html/ref=smi_se_uds_learn_saas

Click the GET STARTED yellow bullet. Sign in to your account. Click your charity. And you are SET! 

If you don't have a favorite local charity, may I please suggest: 
Suicide Prevention Services in Batavia, Illinois. www.spsamerica.org 

Here is a quick link to make SPS your charity of choice: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-4211306

What a great, easy way to give. 

It's nice to know efforts are two-fold- my family gets great presents and my favorite charity gets a donation, too. 

Stay tuned for our next SPS event in Yorkville! Our Santa Shuffle on December 7th. www.santashuffle.org 


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