Cyber Monday shopping: AmazonSmile & Give Back Box

 
by Kim Merrikin, Seattle Goodwill
November 29, 2015
 

Tomorrow is Cyber Monday! Before you get your web browser tabs ready to refresh at 12:01 am so you can snag the deals before they are gone—check out a few big ways that you can turn your Cyber Monday shopping into a positive impact through our Job Training and Education Programs. One simple way to support Goodwill on Cyber Monday is by shopping our online stores—but if you’re shopping for new items this holiday season, try AmazonSmile and Give Back Box:

GIVE BACK BOX
Give Back Box is an excellent way to support Seattle Goodwill—AND do that pre-Santa purge. Once you’ve received your purchases from Cyber Monday, save those boxes! At least, save them long enough to load them up with anything you’re ready to donate to Goodwill.

Using Give Back Box is totally free to you—and is a great way to donate items to Goodwill, while giving the shipping materials a second life. We’ll be sure to recycle them properly once we get them!

How to use Give Back Box:

  1. Pack your box with goods you’d like to donate.
  2. Go to givebackbox.com/goodwill.
  3. Click “Print Free Shipping Label”.
  4. Enter your zip code and email address. (This is also where you’ll also select if you’d like to have it picked up from your home—and decide if you’d like your tax deduction donation receipt.)
  5. Print your label and secure it to your packed box—preferably covering the previous shipping label.
  6. Drop your box off at a UPS location, or have it picked up from your home.

And just like that—you got the boxes AND your Goodwill pile out of the house in time for the holidays!

AMAZON SMILE
Shopping with AmazonSmile is super easy—and can make a big impact! Amazon donates 0.5% of your AmazonSmile purchase to the charitable organization of your choice—and we hope you choose Seattle Goodwill!

How to shop AmazonSmile:

  1. Go to smile.amazon.com.
  2. Log in with your Amazon credentials.
  3. Search “Seattle Goodwill” to find us.
  4. Select “Seattle Goodwill”.
  5. Shop!

All you have to remember is to start shopping from smile.amazon.com instead of amazon.com. If you’ve got Amazon saved as a favorite—just delete the old favorite, and replace it with AmazonSmile—and you’ll always be supporting Seattle Goodwill when you shop Amazon! Purchases are still Prime-eligible.

And while you’re online on Cyber Monday, be sure to stop by our #GivingTuesday page and see how you can contribute to the mission of Seattle Goodwill and support Job Training and Education programs! One easy way you can support us on #GivingTuesday is by donating a Tweet or Facebook post to spread awareness! Sign up by 7am on Tuesday, December 1 to donate a social media post here.


 

Kim fancies herself a professional communicator. She has experience in writing, graphic design, and social media, and is always looking to expand her knowledge base into other fields of communication. She loves people, coffee & Seattle (including the rain).

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