“Smile! It’s Black Friday!”
“No it isn’t. It’s Monday before Thanksgiving.”
“Yes, I know, but this year the whole world is shopping online. Black Friday sales are already well under way.”
“Hold on. It’s not even Thanksgiving yet! It’s too soon to think about shopping! Didn’t we just discuss this in the newsletter?”
“It is not too soon! Stop dreaming about green bean casserole – there’s something very important you need to think about now.”
“Fine. I give. What’s so important?”
“That’s it exactly! That you GIVE!
“Give what? What are you talking about? I can’t think when I’m hungry!”
“I’m talking about how those hardworking Thanksgiving chefs aren’t solely focused on dinner – they’re also making gift lists and planning holiday shopping.”
“Say it ain’t so! If they’re not focused on the food, what’ll happen to the turkey!? The casseroles!? The pies!? What can I do?“
“Relax! There’s an easy fix – do some holiday shopping on AmazonSmile. It’s a program through Amazon that donates to your favorite charitable organization every time you shop – at no cost to you! (They donate 0.5% from every purchase!) It’s so easy! All you have to do is go to AmazonSmile, select The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond as the organization you want to receive donations, and shop! The chefs stay focused, Thanksgiving is saved, and your favorite local non-profit benefits – at one fell swoop. See? Easy-peasy.”
“Is it really that easy?”
“You bet your turkey sandwich it is!
“Phew! That was a close one! Boy, am I thankful for AmazonSmile!”
“Me, too! Which reminds me, we need to give ourselves something – a long walk! There’s a big meal coming up!”
“Okay, but…are you trying to tell me, ‘you get what you GIVE’ or ‘you get what you need?'”
“Who knows? That’s for another blog post to figure out…..”
…And while you’re on that Thanksgiving Zoom call, share this AmazonSmile info with your family and friends!
Happy Black Friday, everyone!!!