Help LC When You Shop!

We encourage our readers to support women- and lesbian-owned businesses and local small businesses whenever possible. But if you sometimes find yourself shopping online or at big-box stores, here are some ways to support LC when you shop.

To sign up for iGive:

  1. Go to and follow the prompts to enroll.
  2. When prompted, select Elsie Publishing as your charity or cause.
  3. We’ll receive a small percentage of whatever you spend when you shop online from the retailers who participate with iGive, including a number of clothing stores, office supply stores, and online printing services.


Amazon, through its AmazonSmile Foundation, helps support the nonprofit charities that their customers have chosen. You can designate us, Elsie Publishing, as your charity.

Then whenever you shop on Amazon (hopefully only for those things you can’t get through women’s businesses like our bookstores and music companies), all you have to do is log in at, and we’ll receive a very small percentage (.5%) of whatever you spend there.

(Please note, at this point it seems that AmazonSmile is only available in the U.S.; also, it has nothing to do with whether or not you are a member of Amazon Prime.)

To sign up for AmazonSmile:

  1. Go to and sign in with your regular Amazon email address and password.
  2. The next screen will ask you to select your charity. Search for us, Elsie Publishing Institute, and click “select.”
  3. Every time you log in at, you should now see a line of text right below the search bar that says “Supporting: Elsie Publishing Institute.”
  4. Remember to always start your Amazon shopping in your web browser at – currently the Amazon app does not allow you to shop via AmazonSmile, so any purchases made through the Amazon app on your phone will not benefit your selected charity.

Kroger Community Rewards

To sign up for the Kroger Community Rewards program:

  1. Go to and follow the prompts to enroll.
  2. When prompted, log into to you existing Kroger account (you’ll need the email address and password you used to set up your Kroger account).
  3. Select Elsie Publishing as your charity.
  4. We’ll receive a small percentage of whatever you spend at Kroger every time you swipe your rewards card.

Thank you for all your support!