Online shopping makes up an ever-increasing percentage of retail sales that happen in this country. According to Forrester Research, by 2017, 60% of all US retail sales will involve the internet in some way, and the categories that will be most affected will be apparel and accessories, groceries, home improvement, and consumer electronics. Chances are, you already see this in your own life.
At the same time, the world of philanthropy is always exploring new ways to make charitable giving easier to do. These days, for example, you often hear about programs that let you set up an automatic monthly donation (our Monthly Sustainer option is a perfect example). Programs like these can make the amounts easier to for you to accommodate — $10 per month for a year is quite different from $120 as a chunk — while for the recipients like us automated donation programs help to smooth out peaks and valleys in giving.
Now, combine online shopping with automated charitable contributions and… magic!
Here are two wonderful ways to incorporate donations to Schoolhouse Supplies into your online shopping:
Sign in to AmazonSmile with your existing Amazon.com account and you can support us every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you log in to AmazonSmile the first time, you’ll be prompted to select a charity. Enter Schoolhouse Supplies in the search bar, then click the yellow Select button to the right of our name. That’s it! When you want your purchases to support Schoolhouse Supplies, start from the AmazonSmile homepage at smile.amazon.com. Questions? See the AmazonSmile FAQ for more details.
Click. Buy. Help. has created a shopping portal where Schoolhouse Supplies can earn commissions from every purchase you make with the linked online retailers, including Best Buy, iTunes, Staples, and Target. (If you don’t currently see your favorite store in the list, you can request it.) Start on our portal page at clickbuyhelp.org/schoolhousesupplies, click to open a retail site, and every purchase you make after that will kick back a donation to us. Questions? See the Click. Buy. Help. Q & A.
If you’re anything like us, though, your everyday routine still takes you into local stores as often than not. In that case, Fred Meyer has you covered:
The Community Rewards program lets you link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Schoolhouse Supplies. Visit Community Rewards and click on the purple Link Your Rewards Card Now button. Once you are signed in, you will be prompted to search for an organization (our organization ID is #87712). Click the button next to Schoolhouse Supplies, then click Save, and your enrollment is complete! When you swipe your Rewards Card before you make a purchase, we will earn a quarterly donation from Fred Meyer. Questions? Click Frequently Asked Questions on the Community Rewards page.
No matter how you do it, Schoolhouse Supplies appreciates your support of our mission.