Amazon’s Alexa Now Allows You to Make Charitable Donations to the Organization of Your Choice
The gift that keeps on giving.
Amazon unveiled Alexa Donations on Monday (April 1st), a new feature for the smart assistant that allows users to donate between $5 and $5,000 to the charity of their choice, just by asking the device. Powered by Amazon Pay, now you can just say, “Alexa, donate $10 to UNICEF USA,” or any supported charity of your choice. Alternatively, you can say, “Alexa, make a donation,” and Alexa will ask you to pick a charity and dollar amount. Then, it uses your Amazon account payment info to complete the transaction.
When you ask Alexa to make a donation, you’ll receive information about the charity you’ve chosen to donate to in the Alexa app. She’ll also walk you through the process, with a few safeguards in place to confirm that yes, you do want to make that donation.
As of right now there is only 50 charities you can donate to including The American Cancer Society, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and the American Heart Association, but the list is increasing, according to the CNET.
Amazon has also previously collaborated with Give Back Box, which let users reuse Amazon boxes to ship donations to charities.