Attention Father’s Day shoppers! From now through this Sunday, Amazon will donate an extra $5 to the charity of your choice (which we hope is CBLDF) for every eligible purchase made through the AmazonSmile program.
Even after this promotion is over at 11:59 PT on Sunday, you can still divert 0.5% of funds from your eligible purchases to us by setting CBLDF as your AmazonSmile beneficiary. 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 for all your shopping! For more on the AmazonSmile program, check out the FAQ and/or the full details.
We need your help to keep fighting for the right to read! Help support CBLDF’s important First Amendment work by visiting the Rewards Zone, making a donation, or becoming a member of CBLDF!
Contributing Editor Maren Williams is a reference librarian who enjoys free speech and rescue dogs.