Whether or not you like Black Friday, it’s upon us, and many people will be hunting for bargains today — with an increasing number doing so online. We always need to raise funds, so this year we’ve found some ways that you can help support our work while just doing your normal shopping for the perfect gift.
First and always most-importantly, we need your tax-deductible contributions. I say this all the time, so I’m not going to spend much time on it, but this is our principle source of revenue. We’re at only 38% of our goal for the month, and the month is almost over. If you’re looking for a write-off before the end of the year, or just want to help us keep the lights (and the heat!) on through the long, cold winter, please consider making a donation today.
For online shoppers, OnePeterFive is now registered with Amazon Smile. What does that mean? It means that Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice – in this case, 1P5.
You don’t have to do anything extra. You just need to begin your Amazon shopping here, or go to smile.amazon.com and select “One Peter Five, Inc.” as your charity of choice. When you do, you’ll see this at the top of your screen:
If you’re planning to do Christmas shopping online this year, please consider going through this gateway to help us out!
OnePeterFive also has an Amazon Affiliate store. We have a few pages of recommended books and other items there for you to purchase, and again, any purchases made through this portal (which is different than Amazon Smile) earns us a little commission.
There’s also a OnePeterFive “Swag” Store. We’re going to continue to add products to this store as Christmas approaches, so keep your eyes peeled. If you’ve always wanted a 1P5 Mug or t-shirt or some of our cool stickers, this is the place to get them.
Finally, the good folks at Lifeboat Coffee – the pro-life, Catholic coffee company — have been in discussions with us about their private labeling operation, whereby we can sell their wide selections of coffees under our own brand. What does 1P5 have to do with coffee? Well, we drink a lot of it when writing. But really, it just allows us to sell you something you’d already buy while helping out a cause you believe in. The store isn’t set up yet, but when it is, you’ll be able to support two Catholic organizations at once. Here’s a sneak peak at our initial label design:
Hopefully, we’ll get all of this finalized in time for you to get your hands on some 1P5 Christmas Blend!
One more thing – if you’ve got a business and want to advertise with us during the Christmas shopping season, we reach an audience of over 200,000 people a month. Check out our advertising page for rates and information, or just contact me if you have questions.
Steve Skojec is the Founding Publisher of OnePeterFive.com. He received his BA in Communications and Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2001. His commentary has appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Crisis Magazine, EWTN, Huffington Post Live, The Fox News Channel, Foreign Policy, and the BBC. Steve and his wife Jamie have eight children. You can find more of his writing at his Substack, The Skojec File.