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The holidays are a time where family and friends get together to celebrate, catch up and shop for gifts and it’s the perfect time to give back to those who don’t have the same luxuries.

Throughout the year, my family looks for ways we can help those who are less fortunate but we especially focus on giving during the holidays when a big emphasis is put on gifts and abundant food. I try to remind my children that when we have so much to be thankful for that we should share that with those who may not have as much.

One of the ways we have given back in years past was to work with a local group who sends Santa and his elves out to the homes of families in need to bring exactly what they’ve asked for. They receive letters from children in the community through their schools and local businesses and people in the community donate the items they asked for. We absolutely loved showing our sons the amazing group effort put together to help these families and children who wouldn’t have had the same kind of Christmas without a little help.

We’ve moved recently, and this year we are searching for other ways to give back to those in need. One way that is so simple and can be done with no extra effort is to make our Amazon purchases through AmazonSmile.

By going to smile.amazon.com rather than amazon.com, a portion of the proceeds from eligible purchases you make will go to the charity of your choice. Simply designate the charity you wish to receive the money and then all you do is shop as you normally would. Simply Real Moms has been using AmazonSmile for several years with the Sandals Foundation as the beneficiary.

For the past 4 years, Simply Real Moms has worked closely with the Sandals Foundation which provides communities in the Caribbean with real, sustainable solutions to the problems they encounter each day. We have seen them in action and they care very deeply about the communities and people that surround their resorts.

Luckily, Amazon is Delivering Smiles in a few different ways. Aside from Amazon Smile, you can also browse AmazonSmile Charity Lists from verified charities and purchase to donate items charities need directly to them.

You can also donate through Alexa. Using your Alexa enabled device, simply say “Alexa, I’d like to make a donation”

Whichever way you decide to give back this holiday season, Amazon makes it simple to Deliver Smiles

Start your holiday shopping at AmazonSmile now and share how you’re giving back with #DeliveringSmiles.