The day is almost here! November 29, 2016 is a day set aside to help others through the gift of your time, donations, goods, or your voice. YOU can make a difference!

You’ve no doubt heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Those are days set aside for shopping till you drop…or at least until your fingers seize up. #GivingTuesday is a newer term you may not have heard of…yet. #GivingTuesday was developed only about 5 years ago to encourage online giving and other ways of donating to causes you hold dear.


The Jacksonville Public Library Foundation raises money to benefit the library. This year, we are participating in #GivingTuesday. Our partners, Amazon and Paypal, give a percent match for every dollar. So how do you participate? It’s easy!

ONE: Shop at smile.Amazon.com

This option you can do anytime, including Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. While you’re filling your virtual basket Amazon will be filling our bank account! Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase price to the library.

On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you need to select the Jacksonville Public Library Foundation to receive donations from your eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.


Ready to shop?? Click the button below!amazon_smile_button

TWO: Donate at Paypal

Another option is to make a charitable donation directly through the paypal.com giving portal. Paypal will give 101% of your donations made on #GivingTuesday. When we all give together that adds up!


Where does the money raised go?

All the money raised through smile.Amazon.com and this Paypal campaign supports the work of the Foundation, whose mission is to enhance the programs and services of the Jacksonville Public Library. You can read more about the Foundation on the agency website.

NOTICE TO CONTRIBUTORS. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free within the state.  Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. 1-800-HELP-FLA.  The Jacksonville Public Libraries Foundation, Inc. registration number is CH1616.



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