This is an exciting time of year for many families. As families decorate trees and kids make their wish lists, it is important to remember that there are also many families that cannot afford to decorate or buy gifts for Christmas.
Toys for Tots and Amazon
Toys for Tots collects new toys to give to less fortunate kids for Christmas. Around town, I have seen many Toys for Tots collection boxes at local businesses. Even with Amazon deals and coupons, it is still difficult for many families at Christmastime.
Use Alexa to Donate to Toys for Tots
To make it even easier to participate in Toys for Tots, Amazon kicked off Giving Tuesday with a new, easy way to donate toys. Amazon customers can now use Alexa to donate a toy to a child in need. By saying, “Alexa, donate to Toys for Tots.” customers can now donate a toy, from home with voice shopping. Find out more about how you can deliver smiles this holiday with Alexa here on Amazon.
Amazon makes toy donation so easy. First, use your Echo or other Alexa enabled device to say, “Alexa, donate to Toys for Tots.” Then, Alexa recommends a gift from the Toys for Tots charity list. Finally, confirm your purchase and Amazon handles the rest. It’s that easy!
In addition, Amazon is matching customer donations through the end of the year. For every Amazon customer donated toy, Amazon will also donate a toy.
Changing the Way We Give
Amazon is changing the way we give to charity as this is the first time that customers can donate a product to a charity via voice shopping. This is exciting because it makes it even easier for people to help those in need.
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Rachel is an Austin blogger, educator, mom, wife, young breast cancer survivor writing about health, saving money, and living a happy life in Austin, Texas.
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