I’m sure most of you are familiar with Toys for Tots, the program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve to give holiday toys to children in need. They’ve been bringing smiles to faces for over 70 years, and they really make it simple to do your part in spreading the joy.
And now it’s even easier to donate because you can do it via Amazon. If you have an Echo or another Alexa-enabled device, all you have to do is say, “Alexa, donate to Toys for Tots.” That’s it. Then tell it to play Christmas music or land the space shuttle or whatever it is you talk about. I don’t know. I’m not in your house. You and your Alexa have your own special relationship.
BUT, here’s the best part: after you tell Alexa to donate to Toys for Tots, Amazon will match your donations throughout the end of the year – toy for toy – doubling everyone’s contributions. How great is that? This is the first time customers can donate a product to charity via voice shopping (which is apparently a term we’re using now. Voice shopping.) So not just one, but two teddy bears, not just one, but two Barbie dolls, not just one, but two whatever it is that kids play with now. I have no idea because my sons are teenagers and their wishlists just say, “Cash.” But it’s the best two for one you can get.
I hope you’ll all take a minute to do this, because that’s literally all it takes is a minute, and help Amazon and the USMC bring more smiles to even more faces this year. Here’s a nice video about the program.