I just signed up for a cool program called the PCC Puget Sound Community Card.
The purpose of the program is to encourage consumers to shop locally and share locally, while benefiting the community at the same time.
Basically, you get a membership card, that many local Seattle businesses accept. When you use the card at your local business, you get a monetary refund from that business, AND a non-profit of your choice will also get some cash back.
What a great idea, and an easy way to support local businesses and causes.