3 Easy Ways To Give Back

Giving back is now simpler than ever. You can do good while you do your everyday shopping. Amazon.com, Ralphs, and Rite Aid all have easy ways that allow you to donate a percentage of your purchase or round up for charity.

"AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you." All you have to do is shop at smile.amazon.com. There are no changes in prices or the availability of items when you shop through AmazonSmile, with the only difference being that Amazon has agreed to donate a portion of your purchase to a charitable organization. To get on board go to the website, and on your first visit you will be asked to select a charity to benefit. Make sure to choose Project Hope Alliance so that your purchases can end homelessness in Orange County. Then whenever you shop on Amazon, remember to shop via AmazonSmile to continue donating.

Another company that has agreed to donate a percentage of your purchases to charity is Ralphs. To get started you can log in to your Ralphs rewards account online and change your Community Rewards settings to link to Project Hope Alliance. Now when doing your grocery shopping all you have to do is use your Ralphs rewards card and a percentage will be donated. It's very easy and will be at no extra cost to you.

RiteAid has also been contributing to community organizations through KidCents. They "partner with nonprofit kid-focused organizations in our local communities that are committed to helping improve the health and well-being of children." Wellness+ with Plenti members are able to round up their purchases to the nearest dollar, and their change is donated to a selected organization like Project Hope Alliance. Signing up for KidCents and choosing Project Hope Alliance only takes a few minutes online. You can read more about how Rite Aid is making a difference for children on their website.

These companies are making it so simple for you to give back to your community. It only takes a few minutes of your day to sign up. Why not sign up for all three?