Just about a year ago, I established an associates account with amazon, going primarily from my discography page (http://bruce.orel.ws/discography.html). Any amazon.com sales generated by people navigating to amazon from my site generates commissions, that amazon eventually sends my way.
As I noted at that time, anything that comes my way from amazon.com will be turned over to charity, on a quarterly basis, doubled by a match from me. All selected charities will be from the set of charities documented at http://bruce.orel.ws/charities.html.
During Q3 2006, a total of 68 items were sold by amazon off links from the site. Total commissions for the quarter were $52.29, more than tripling the previous high. With rounding, this quarter's donation+match is $100.00.
I have selected Musicians on Call (http://www.musiciansoncall.org/) this quarter's commission + match. Musicians On Call was originally founded as a division of the Kristen Ann Carr Fund; its objective is to bring live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities.
Total commissions for the first year of association totaled $263.31, resulting in total donations of $535.00. A listing of the results by quarter is available at http://bruce.orel.ws/donations.html
If you buy things at amazon (doesn't have to be Bruce stuff), please consider going through one of the links off http://bruce.orel.ws/discography.html, or the left panel link on any page within the site "The Songs of the Seeger Sessions" (http://bruce.orel.ws/seegersessions). You'll get the same prices as ever, and a percentage will end up with one of the charities. If you have any recommendations for the next recipient, please contact me.
Thanks to everyone who has participated!
Results for Q4, along with the next recipient, will be announced in approximately 3 months.