A majority of us either donate to charities, or we volunteer to charitable groups. Recently I learned of Amazon Smile and it seems like a great way to “help the cause”!
What Is Amazon Smile?
Have you ever heard of Amazon Smile? I had no idea it existed until recently so I decided to do some quick research today. The AmazonSmile sign-in page states the following:
“Amazon Smile Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com.”
What Does Amazon Smile Cost Me or The Charity?
There is no cost to charities or consumers, and as long as the purchase is eligible 100 percent of the donation generated goes to the consumer’s charity of choice.
How Many & What Charities Does Amazon Smile Work With?
Once you sign in at smile.amazon.com then you are directed to pick your charity. The website states you can search from 1 million+ local and national charities and gives you links to Pets & Animals, Arts & Culture, Education & Youth, Environment, Faith & Spiritual, Health, International, Human Services, & Veteran. After you chose your charity then you have to acknowledge that you “must always start at smile.amazon.com to support” your charity of choice. It also allows you to click a button to ask why there is a separate URL.
Does Amazon Smile Work With Any Illinois Charities?
I looked at some of the charitable groups in Amazon Smile and here are some of the more local charities that are represented include Fetching Tails Foundation out of Itasca, eta Creative Arts Foundation in Chicago, the Lincoln School PTO of Oak Park, the National Association for Down Syndrome in Park Ridge, and more.
Will Amazon Smile Support My Charity?
Amazon Smile provides you a detailed list of what you need to do to give your charity the financial support it needs. Why not register your organization today?
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