I stumbled across an online store that sells printer toner and ink and then donates 5% of every sale to organizations that support research and issues related to autism. It goes by the straightforward name Toner for Autism.
There’s been some confusion in the autistiblogosphere (I made that up) about where their money goes, but by the accounts I’ve read, this store seems legit and the prices are certainly competitive. Given the personal stake one of the founders has in this since his daughter is autistic, there’s great promise here, and I appreciate their goal of raising at least $1 million.
With most anything like this, people are right to wonder what charities they might be supporting with their shopping. Their site didn’t seem particularly forthcoming with that information. So I thought I’d put this out there and see if anyone else knew.
I’ve taken a couple of days off (off by my standards at least) from the computer for mental health reasons. Once I get caught up, I’ll contact them and see. In the meantime, if anyone knows more about them or has bought from them, I’d love to hear your experience. I’d like to be able to recommend them, but always want to make sure and vet these things first.
Also, if you know of other businesses who donate percentages of sales to autism charities, we’d love to hear about them.