MoCoGenSo has expenses, like any other charitable organization. When you become a member, there is a fee that helps offset the costs associated with our Newsletter and then, hopefully, leaves us a small profit to use for other things.
There are other ways to help support our group: you can become a volunteer and work for us: check out the Officers page elsewhere in this blog! :-) You could flat-out donate money, there is a place to contribute on our Membership form!
There are Shares cards that can be used whenever you shop at the SaveMart grocery store whereby SaveMart gives MoCoGenSo a small percentage of your bill whenever you shop at SaveMart. To get one of these cards, ask Nancy Barton or Jeannie Pedersen, Directors of MoCoGenSo, at the next General Meeting.
And now…. drum roll please….
we have just partnered with Amazon.com for a similar program called AmazonSmile. Using this program, Amazon.com will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the charity of your choice. Of course, we hope you make MoCoGenSo your choice!
Using this program at Amazon.com is really slick. It doesn’t cost the customer anything, it works just fine with or without Prime accounts. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon.com you know, same products, same prices, same service, yes, it is the same company. It is basically free money. This is a charitable giving program of Amazon, Inc. and they are gracious enough to allow the customer to select the charity rather than their employees.
In order to use this program, here are the steps you need to do.
1) setup Monterey County Genealogy Society as your charitable organization. You can do this either by clicking this link and then signing in to your account https://smile.amazon.com/ch/77-0559982
or by going to http://smile.amazon.com and then searching for ” Monterey County Genealogy Society ” and then signing in to your account.
2) Thereafter, when shopping at Amazon.com, sign in using the http://smile.amazon.com URL instead of the http://www.amazon.com URL. (Just type smile instead of www).
Basically, what happens is that step 1 turns on your charity of choice in your account. There are two different doors into Amazon.com, and when you enter the Smile door in step 2, money is donated to your charity. If you forget and use the other door, nothing weird happens, Amazon.com just won’t make a donation.
Sooo, long story short, getting back to what this post started out about — please help support MoCoGenSo. Let’s use the AmazonSmile option and it will be painless to all (the computers do all the work). Thank you.
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