On-Line Shopping Helps Us Raise $$$
Shop online? Did you know that your purchases can help the Library? There are two programs that are FREE and will benefit us. The first is iGive.com. Choose our library as your charity. When you are finished the iGive button will appear each time you visit a donor site - there are over 1700 of them!! Just turn on the iGive button and it will automatically donate a percentage of your purchase to the library. In addition, sign up for their weekly e-mail newsletter which has additional savings for you, as well as additional donations for the library.
The second website is by Amazon. A new program called AmazonSmile donates 0.5% percent of eligible purchases to a charity of your choice. It is operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon .com. Just go to smile.amazon.com. You will be prompted to select a charitable organization. Just browse for Cross Plains Public Library. Every item available for purchase on www.amazon.com is also available on AmazonSmile at the same price. You just have to be sure to remember NOT to use Amazon.com, but to use smile.amazon.com in the future. You will see eligible products marked "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation" on their product detail pages. For more information about the AmazonSmile program, go to http://smile.amazon.com/about.
Amazon Smile and iGive work great together. Using both means more than 2X the donations – it’s the great Double Dip!!