Signal boost/reminder: shop and support the Sibling Support Network!

Since the day after Thanksgiving is the “official” day people here in the US open their holiday shopping season – mostly those who celebrate Christmas – I want to remind you that there’s a way to help the Sibling Support Network earn some money: shop in their Amazon store.

Here’s the info from the director of the network, Don Meyer:

Dear friend of Sibshops and the Sibling Support Project,

If you’re like me, you will start thinking about gifts for loved ones in the next few days. And, like me, you may prefer shopping online instead of heading to the mall.

If you are one of the millions who shop at Amazon, I have a favor to ask: Will you support the work of the Sibling Support Project by beginning your shopping by “entering” Amazon through the Sibling Support Project’s “Astore”?

You will get the same great deals you always get at Amazon, and Amazon will donate up to 6.5% of the purchase price to the Sibling Support Project!

Here’s the website for our Amazon Astore [Note from Elysia: link opens in a new window!]. Please add it to your favorites or bookmarks.

Once you add something to your shopping cart and proceed to checkout, you can then wander anywhere on Amazon. (And, if needed, you can yank any item out of your shopping cart prior to purchase.) Any eventual purchase made within 24 hours of entering the Astore will benefit the Sibling Support Project. 

Thank you for your support! Here’s the link again.

One last thing! If you’d like to celebrate the holidays with a direct gift to the Sibling Support Project please click here. Those who give at the $100+ level get a free copy of our newest book, Thicker than Water: Essays by adult siblings of people with disabilities!

Wishing you all the best,

Don Meyer

Director, Sibling Support Project

PS—In case you were wondering, we never know who buys what on our Amazon Astore, so we’ll never know you bought grandpa a subscription to Playboy.

PSS—If you think this is a cool way to do good while doing the inevitable holiday shopping, will you please share this email with others?

Echoing Don’s request, if you know people who like to shop using Amazon, please let them know about this link! SibNet, SibKids, the new SibTeen, the workshops, the books – these are all resources that have helped so many of us siblings, directly and indirectly. It pleases me to be able to help share a way to support a great organization…and in these uncertain economic times, to do it in a way that doesn’t place a huge financial burden on people who want to help.


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