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Effortless Charitable Giving Through Technology

Do you l ike to shop? Go for a walk or run? Post pics of your pets? What if I told you that while doing any or all of these things you could be raising money for charities of your choice? It sounds too good to be true, but sometimes our overly connected, technological world comes through to make making a difference easier than ever. I’ve been using AmazonSmile, the Charity Miles app, and the #postyourpet hashtag on Instagram to raise little bits of money whenever I shop, walk/run, and post my pet pics online.   AmazonSmile I’ve been buying from for years, but it wasn’t until just a few years ago that I found out about their AmazonSmile program. To enable it, you just go to the AmazonSmile link after you log in, and then choose which charity you’d like your money to go to, and Amazon does the rest. They donate a small percentage of the sale to the charity of your choice. There are five major charities to choose from: American Red Cross, The Nature Conservancy,