I buy a lot from Amazon online because it's become difficult for me to get to the stores. Recently they have come out with a program called Smile . It means that every purchase you make, 0.5% of the proceeds go to the charity of your choice; mine is St. Jude's in Mary's honor.
There is so much research to be done to cure and prevent childhood cancer. Mary is in remission; that doesn't mean the worry is over for her family or for her. It doesn't mean a cure. I contribute as much as I can, but every little bit helps so I was happy to know that Amazon is helping. Aside from research, no child is turned away from St. Jude's for financial reasons. Every child gets treated.
If you think of it the next time you purchase something online from Amazon, will you consider giving through SMILE ?
So that I don't forget, I've bookmarked the site and named it "Smile". I think it's wonderful that a huge corporation funds charities. It shows once more that private industry and individuals can do more than government to help those in need and change things for the better.