Being that my book sells for $19.95, I decided at my very first book signing (less than 24 hours after the books had been printed!) that instead of lugging around a bag of nickels for the rest of my life (what lupus patient needs that?), I would give cash-paying customers the opportunity to "round up" for lupus - paying with a twenty dollar bill and not getting any change back. And you know what? A ton of people took me up on it!
Thanks to you - my cash carrying customers - we were able to contribute close to $200 last year to the Lupus Foundation of America. That included a couple of events where a percentage of the proceeds went to the LFA, but those nickles really added up. I can assure you that the LFA was thrilled to receive the donation.
I haven't figured out a way to enable my website customers to "round up" yet - but I'll continue to work on it. It shouldn't be too tricky to add a "round up" option during checkout.
(Spoken like a true non-web designer, right? How do I know how tricky it is? I just put in requests to the web guys, cross my fingers, and hope they can make things happen!) Nonetheless, my fingers are crossed!