Donate a toy to Toys for Tots via Alexa is written in partnership with AMAZON
Amazon kicked off Giving Tuesday by launching a new, easy way for customers to donate a toy to a child in need. Customers can now donate a toy to Toys for Tots via Alexa by simply saying, “Alexa, donate to Toys for Tots.” This is the first time that customers can donate a product to a charity via voice shopping and better yet, Amazon will be matching customer donations throughout the end of the year – toy for toy – doubling customers’ contributions!After the customer confirms the order, Amazon ships it directly to Toys for Tots, creating a seamless path for easy holiday giving.
“Alexa provides an easy way to give back this holiday season enabling customers to donate an item to Toys for Tots in less than 60 seconds,” said Chuck Moore, VP of Alexa Shopping. “This time of year is made brighter by the generosity of others. With Alexa Shopping, we want to make all kinds of shopping more convenient, whether you are shopping for yourself or for the wider community. We are pleased to help support Toys for Tots with Alexa.”
This is the first time customers are able to donate an item to a charity using Alexa, adding to the existing option customers have of making monetary donations to a range of charities using Alexa. Toys for Tots has curated their Charity List with items such as iconic Mickey and Minnie plush toys, Nerf footballs, Monopoly games and more. Your tax deductible donation will go to a child in need, delivering smiles for the holiday. In addition, Alexa provides tracking and delivery updates to the customer, letting them know their gift arrived safely. Customers can either ask “Alexa, where’s my stuff?” to find out the delivery status of their gift or sign up for Alexa Shopping Notifications to have Alexa let them know when their Amazon order is successfully delivered.
“We are so excited to see how many faces will light up after receiving a toy via Alexa this holiday season,” said Pete Osman, President and CEO of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. “Our primary goal is to help bring the joy of the season and send a message of hope to America’s less fortunate children. If we can be part of an easier way for people to give back and donate this holiday season, we’re on board! We are grateful that Amazon embraces our mission and is utilizing its unique shopping innovations technology to help us achieve our goal.”
Keep reading for More ways to support a cause this holiday season in addition to the donate a toy to Toys for Tots via Alexa
- Charity Lists: New this holiday season, customers can shop Charity Lists and donate an item to their favorite charity. Charity Lists is a new feature that provides non-profits an easy way to create lists while providing a convenient way for customers to donate needed items to the charity of their choice with the reassurance the curated list is managed by the charity. Customers can shop Charity Lists from hundreds of charities by visiting .
- AmazonSmile: AmazonSmile is a way for customers to support their favorite charity every time they shop with Amazon, at no extra cost. Customers who start their shopping will find the same Amazon they know and love, with the bonus that AmazonSmile will donate a portion of the purchase price of eligible items to the charity they choose.