Another Way to Help BBBS

Who knew shopping at Amazon could help BBBS?

Most of you know I am a long-time supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern MN through my book sales and as a Big Brother “Emeritus.” But if you don’t know about it, here’s another way to help BBBS simply by shopping at I just got a quarterly report from Amazonsmile, which Amazon set up to allow shoppers to help their favorite charities. It shows the combined donations by BBBS supporters that we collectively generated with our purchases. Read the enclosed email I received to find out how easy it is to participate. Every dollar helps your favorite charity (which I hope is BBBS!)



Dear Chris Norbury,

This is the quarterly notification to inform you that AmazonSmile has made a charitable donation to the charity you’ve selected, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Minnesota, in the amount of $32.70 as a result of qualifying purchases made by you and other customers between April 1st – June 30th.

Thanks to customers shopping at or using the Amazon app with AmazonSmile turned ON, everyday purchases make an impact. So far, AmazonSmile has donated:

  • $471.29 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Minnesota*
  • Over $377 million to US charities
  • Over $422 million to charities worldwide

Visit your AmazonSmile impact page to track donations generated or change your charity.


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