Sep 29

Corporate Good


Believe it or not, there are companies out there who engage in charitable activities.

I’ve been meaning to write about this topic for a while now, but I finally was spurred on by an email I received today. It was from American Express. They wanted me to do a survey. I’m, like, “No, thanks.” Then I saw the American Red Cross logo. And I read a little bit more.


I was not going to do the survey. I really don’t believe American Express needs my feedback, and I didn’t want to waste my time. But I changed my mind. If I can spend a few minutes to help get the American Red Cross $10,000, why not? So, I took the survey. Now, I doubt American Express is giving $10,000 for each person who completes the survey. This is probably a lump sum. It would be great if it was per survey completed. If anybody knows, let me know in the comments!

The other company is Amazon. They have a subdomain at, so that every time you order, a portion of your purchase price can go to the charity you’ve selected. You can see my selected charity below.


St. Jude’s Research Hospital did a thing for me when I was a young father with a young child, so I’m always going to help them when I can.

These are only two companies. I’m sure there are hundreds, if not thousands, more who make charitable giving easy and affordable. And when companies go out of their way to make giving easy and affordable, as people who care, we have to take advantage of that! I encourage you to use Amazon’s “smile” subdomain. Then use companies who make it easy and affordable to practice charitable giving.

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