Nonprofits with Amazon wishlists
February 11, 2019 6:38 AM   Subscribe

I have a coffee can full of small change. My local Coinstar offers Amazon credit for small change. What are some nonprofits that have active Amazon wishlists?
posted by pxe2000 to Shopping (17 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
These are two I actually have linked my Amazon, so they were easy to find -

The N Georgia House Rabbit Society has an Amazon wishlist.

Our House also has an Amazon wishlist.

That's a really smart idea!
posted by needlegrrl at 6:56 AM on February 11, 2019

Chicago Books to Women in Prison (link goes to Amazon Wishlist)

This is a really good idea! I think I'll do the same the next time the coin jar gets full.
posted by Fig at 7:03 AM on February 11, 2019 [6 favorites]

Another vote for Chicago Books to Women in Prison—I regularly send them books from their wish list.
posted by bookmammal at 7:30 AM on February 11, 2019 [2 favorites]

Farm Sanctuary

This is a great idea. Thank you for this question.
posted by FencingGal at 7:59 AM on February 11, 2019

No kill animal shelter Animal Friends.
posted by librarianamy at 8:06 AM on February 11, 2019 [1 favorite]

A lot of animal shelters do, so if you have a local favorite, check out their online presence or ask them. And don't forget to log in to Amazon Smile before you visit the wishlist, so you can further give!
posted by clone boulevard at 8:31 AM on February 11, 2019 [2 favorites]

Two book ones:
2000 Libros (for kids detained at the US-Mexico border)
Prison Library Project (nationwide books-to-prisoners)

Two in Little Rock:
Little Free Pantry Little Rock
Lucie's Place (homeless shelter for LGBTQ young adults)
posted by box at 8:34 AM on February 11, 2019 [2 favorites]

You can make all of your shopping benefit the nonprofit of your choice, as well, by going through instead of their usual storefront. For a 'loose change' purchase the donation will be just a few cents, but it all adds up!
posted by dbx at 8:52 AM on February 11, 2019

LapDog Rescue of New Mexico rescues tiny dogs in a very poor state.
posted by answergrape at 9:48 AM on February 11, 2019

I really enjoy browsing Zoo New England's list to learn how human items are repurposed for animal enrichment. (Zoo New England = Franklin Park Zoo in Boston and the Stone Zoo in Stoneham.)
posted by teditrix at 10:26 AM on February 11, 2019 [1 favorite]

Can you support the nonprofits using
posted by terrapin at 12:57 PM on February 11, 2019

Lanai Cat Sanctuary
posted by ldenneau at 1:19 PM on February 11, 2019

Friends of Pine Ridge Reservation has lists of things they need and addresses to send them to, so you could use Amazon to buy and ship things to them.
posted by delight at 1:44 PM on February 11, 2019

Just be aware that things you buy from a nonprofit's wishlist can get intercepted just like any other Amazon package, and since it's not their money they may not be inclined to pursue it. There's not a way to just get them an amazon gift card with the funds is there?
posted by Baeria at 7:09 PM on February 11, 2019

Bat World Sanctuary has an active list, as does the Pennsylvania Bat Rescue. Some of the items on the lists are kind of interesting - I was charmed the first time I saw that Bat World's bats got those little crinkly cat toys to play with (if you're lucky, sometimes you can see a bat grab one and fly off with it on their site's web cam).
posted by DingoMutt at 7:39 PM on February 11, 2019 [1 favorite]

AmazonSmile recently launched Charity Lists. You can search for nonprofits by cause.
posted by loolie at 7:19 AM on February 13, 2019

Westside Baby has a wishlist, mostly diapers but also things kids 0-12 need. It distributes throughout King County in Washington state.
posted by Margalo Epps at 1:31 PM on February 13, 2019

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