Amazon Smile, Charitable Donation
Want to shop and donate to the Baker & Taylor Foundation at the same time? You’re in luck! The B&T Foundation is a participating charity in Amazon Smile! What is Amazon Smile? It is Amazon’s way of giving back. The Amazon Smile site is just like the regular Amazon site….but with a charitable twist. Every time you purchase something through smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to your designated charity.
Here’s where we come in! You can give back in a few easy steps:
- Visit smile.amazon.com
- Once you have logged in using your regular Amazon information, search for the Baker & Taylor Foundation.
- Click select when the B&T Foundation’s name comes up on the next screen and you’re all set!
Now any time you purchase something through the Amazon Smile site, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to the Baker & Taylor Foundation.
Second Harvest Food Bank
Second Harvest provides food for over 700 partner agencies including soup kitchens like Urban Ministries, emergency pantries like Loaves and Fishes, homeless shelters like the Uptown Men’s Shelter and Center of Hope, senior programs, and low-income daycares. In Mecklenburg County, Second Harvest Food Bank provided over 11 million pounds of food and household items to partner agencies in 2015-2016. With the dedicated and continued support from the B&T Foundation, our contributions help to work towards the ongoing fight to end hunger in our area.
Volunteer service is an essential key to help in the Second Harvest's endless endeavors to fulfill their mission. Volunteers help to inspect and sort food or non-food products that will be boxed and distributed to their partner agencies. One hour of your time provides Second Harvest with $21.88 in labor savings. Last year, over 40,000 volunteers donated 162,000 hours and there is still more work to be done! Their annual savings with volunteers equals $3.5 million dollars! These savings are dollars that are used to feed more hungry people.
The B&T Foundation Committee coordinated a volunteer event at Second Harvest on May 16, 2017. We had nine employees that participated. It was a fantastic volunteer experience and team-building exercise for everyone that allowed us to give back to the community.