Do you have an Amazon habit? Now your purchases from the retail giant can benefit CBLDF! We’re now part of AmazonSmile, a program that gives 0.5% of the purchase price for items you’d buy anyway to eligible charities like CBLDF.
To send funds our way, all you have to do is start your Amazon shopping from smile.amazon.com with Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Inc as your designated charity — you’ll be prompted to set that up the first time you visit the URL. You can still use your same Amazon account, and you can search the site and navigate to wishlists and registries just like normal. Unfortunately, though, you can’t see which items are eligible for donation in search results; for that you have to look on the individual product page right above the “Add to Cart” button or under the price. (Purchases made from your Kindle or through Amazon apps won’t count.)
So, change your Amazon bookmark to smile.amazon.com, and remember to start from that page the next time you get a hankering for 36 packages of ramen! We’ll also be putting a link here in the slideshow at the top of the CBLDF homepage, so you can just click through from our site if you prefer. For more on the AmazonSmile program, check out the FAQ and/or the full details.
Contributing Editor Maren Williams is a reference librarian who enjoys free speech and rescue dogs.