While researching Amazon's affiliate programs, I found a link to their "Amazon Smile" program. This program donates 0.5% of eligible product purchases from smile.Amazon.com to the charity of your choice automatically with no increase in the product price.
This makes it possible for you to help make a difference with almost no effort. That will give you more time for Random Acts of Kindness :)
Signing up was a very simple process, and you can search for the charity you'd like to support when you sign up. There is also a cool, little app called Amazon Assistant that can be added to your browser toolbar. It gives you information about your account, wishlists, bargains, etc. (if you're into that sort of gadget). It automatically takes you to smile.amazon.com so you can start shopping.
According to Amazon, there are almost 1 million charities to choose from, and you can easily change your charity whenever you'd like. I've chosen my first charity. Which one will you support?
Clyde Enterprises has been supplying administrative services to this non-profit organization for over a decade. I can definitively say that this organization truly cares about getting sponsorship donations to the child or purpose for which they were intended.
IAG's Mission Statement as it appears on their website:
International Assistance Group, Inc. was formed in Hawaii in April 1994 as a non-profit humanitarian aid organization. Our primary goal was to provide food, medicine, and humanitarian aid to the thousands of Karen refugees from Burma who are forced to live under life threatening conditions in the jungle or in over-crowded refugee camps along the Thailand/Burma border.
In the past, we have taken doctors, nurses, dentists, teachers, pastors and every day lay people willing to step out and make a difference in someone else's life. We not only visited the refugee camps, but traveled across the border into the jungles of Burma to offer aid to the internally displaced persons who had to flee their homes and villages in the wake of fighting between Burmese government troops and the Karen freedom fighters. Since 2008, it has not been possible to take teams into the refugee camps. Because of the continued fighting along the border, the Thai authorities are much stricter on travel in the area. It is a challenge for just Rick and I to get into the camps on the Thai side of the border. We are no longer traveling across the border into Burma.
Our goal now is to find as many sponsors for the children in the refugee camps as we possibly can. The $10.00 a month it costs to sponsor a child makes a tremendous difference in the lives of these precious children. We go on each trip expecting to bring hope to others, and we come away so touched by their courage and love that we will never be the same.
Learn more about this organization and how you can help make a difference
International Assistance Group, Inc. - PO Box 1441 - Dothan, AL 36302
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