It’s that time of year again: the presents, the shopping, the gift-wrapping, and the last-minute shipping. We’ve all found ourselves in some variation of the process.

But with the increase of online shopping over the past decade, why should we suffer through the long lines at Target when you could sift comfortably in front of your computer with a hot cup of coffee and Bing Crosby?

If you haven’t heard of it before, is an online transactional service through which you can purchase from great stores like Barnes & Noble, the Gap, and more. Every time you make a purchase through, they will donate money to the charity or cause of your choice.

So, here’s how this PayPal-like site works. Visit and fill out the form. Once you have done that, designate The WordPlayers as your cause.

Voila! You’re done. It’s really that simple.

We highly encourage you to use for Christmas this year. In using it, you easily buy all the Christmas gifts you would purchase anyway – but this time in the comfort of your own home – while also donating money to Christian theatre artists in Knoxville.

If you would rather drudge through the cold weather and pandemonium of the department stores this year but would still like to donate to The WordPlayers, you may do so by donating online through PayPal, by mailing checks to The WordPlayers, or by sending money, stocks, or other capital by means of The East Tennessee Foundation.

We thank you for your continued support. Without great patrons and supporters like you, we would not be able to offer Christ-centered performances throughout the East Tennessee area.

God bless you all, and have a very merry Christmas.