But... let's start with a photo of a smiling Rita:
|"Cheeeeese! Wait.. really? Cheese??"|
I don't know about you, but I shop a lot on Amazon. If you do too, you can help animals by shopping via smile.amazon.com instead of the usual amazon.com.
On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you select the charity you want to support - and there are tons of them, including lots of small, local rescue groups! Every time you make an eligible purchase, the charity receives 0.5% of the purchase price. Sure, 0.5% isn't a huge amount - but think of ALL the money spent on Amazon every day. Those little donations start to add up.
While shopping, you can easily see if the item is eligible for AmazonSmile:
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To remember to start with AmazonSmile (instead of Amazon.com), I downloaded an AmazonSmile button for my browser bar through Firefox. (If you also use Firefox, just go here and click the "add to Firefox" button.)
At the moment, I'm supporting the Beagle Freedom Project when I shop. (If you'd also like to support them, note that if you search on BFP it comes up as "Animal Rescue, Media & Education". ARME is the nonprofit advocacy group that runs BFP.)
I might try to remember to change every 6 months or so, so I can share the love with some of my other fave charities, like Morris Animal Foundation. It's easy to change the charity - just sign in to your Amazon account from the smile.amazon.com page and go to the Your Account navigation at the top of the page. Select Change your charity and then use the search bar to find the organization you want.
If you're an Amazon shopper already, why not keep doing what you're doing, and help animals at the same time?!
Thanks to BtC4Animals for hosting the hop!