Search, shop, shmooze and help raise money for Raynaud’s! The Association is now a registered charity that make it easy to support our cause, including: AmazonSmile, Goodsearch.com, Facebook and American Express’ Members Give™ Online Program. Here’s how they work:
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Raynaud’s Association every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to our cause. There is no cap on the amount Amazon will donate and almost every physical product sold by the company is eligible, which means tens of millions of items.
Just go to the site for the first time, type in “Raynaud’s Association” in the “other” charity choice box as your selected non-profit organization, and 0.5% of the price of all of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases will now go to benefit the Raynaud’s Association. If you use this link, our organization will already be selected for you! Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations.
Everything else about the Amazon online shopping experience stays the same, including the shopping cart, wish lists and shipping options. The prices will also be the same, so there’s no up-charge to buyers for these donations. Remember to bookmark the page so that you continue to help fellow Raynaud’s sufferers with each Amazon shopping trip!
It’s easy to encourage friends and family to support our cause on Facebook. Just use this link and follow the steps to set up a fundraiser. Once you click “Create” on the fundraiser, friends can donate in a few taps without leaving Facebook. It’s a great way to celebrate birthdays and special events by asking others to donate the Raynaud’s Association in your honor. October is Raynaud’s Awareness Month, and this is a great way to participate while helping us raise awareness for Raynaud’s!
You can set a fundraising goal and Facebook will track your progress. They take care of collecting the money and distributing it to us directly, so you don’t have to deal with any of the details! And Facebook covers all fees for donations made to charitable organizations, so every dollar goes to support our cause. Check out how easy it is to promote Raynaud’s on Facebook and do your part in bringing warmth and comfort to fellow Frosties.
The Raynaud’s Association is participating in the American Express® Members Give™Online Program. The program lets you redeem Membership Rewards® points to donate to your favorite charities through JustGiving. It’s easy:
- Go to the JustGiving website page devoted to Membership Rewards® point donations
- Type “Raynaud’s Association” in the “Find a Cause” search box
- Login or create an account to complete your donation using your American Express® Card
- Apply Membership Rewards® points at checkout
- You can use points for all or part of the donation amount
We hope you’ll take advantage of this partnership program between American Express and JustGiving and pass the word along to your family and friends!
GoodSearch.com is a search engine that donates half its revenue, about a penny per search, to the charities its users designate. You use it just as you would any search engine, and it’s powered by Yahoo!, so you get great results. Just go to www.goodsearch.com and be sure to enter “Raynaud’s Association” as the charity you want to support. Just 500 of us searching four times a day will raise about $7,300 in a year without anyone spending a dime!
GoodShop.com is a gateway to over 100 great stores including Target, Macy’s, The Gap, Best Buy, Nordstrom, PetSmart, Staples and WalMart. These major brands have teamed up with GoodSearch to share a percentage of every sale with the Raynaud’s Association. So the next time you’re looking for a new book, computer, DVD, pair of shoes or clothing, go to GoodShop first at www.goodshop.com.
It’s simple. No username or password is required. Just designate the Raynaud’s Association as your favorite charity, click on the store’s logo from the GoodShop site and then shop as you normally would.
You’ll get the same great prices, but every time you place an order, you’ll be supporting our cause with donations that average around 3% of each sale – but can exceed 20%!