Today is "Cyber Monday," a day when online retailers release a slue of deals leading up to Christmas.
So when you get some down time at work today and you’re surfing the web for online deals, you can also follow a few simple steps and donate to a charity of your choice. Some retailers offer special ways to contribute along with purchases.
Your top bet for buying and giving is Good Shop, a site by GoodSearch.com which links to online coupons and gives up to 30% of each purchase you make to the organization of your choice. The donation money comes from commission paid by retailers to GoodSearch.com.
Animal lovers can also contribute to good through BringPetsHome.org, a site that's partnered with Amazon.com, Walmart, Macy's and others to donate a portion of online purchases to animal shelters.