Are you looking for a way to contribute to causes you care about? AmazonSmile makes donating to charities strikingly easy. In fact, it’s completely automatic.
With more than 54 million Amazon Prime members alone, most of us aren’t strangers to this online shopping behemoth. With great deals on pricing and many items available for free shipping, Amazon is our go-to for the stuff that we need—and the stuff that we want.
Now they’re making giving easy through their free AmazonSmile program.
All you have to do is point, click, and purchase!
What is AmazonSmile and How Does It Work?
AmazonSmile is the same Amazon platform you’ve come to know and love, just with a different URL and some added perks.
Simply visit AmazonSmile with your usual account and the company will donate 0.5% of all purchases made on products participating in the program. This is not an additional fee you pay. In fact, the program doesn’t cost you anything at all.
You just choose a charity to give to and Amazon and its participating vendors take care of the rest.
Upon your first visit, Amazon will ask you to select a charity. Browse the options shown or use the search bar to find Dreamscape Foundation or another favorite charity, and click search. Once they pop up, you select your charity of choice.
Then you’re done! Simple, right?
Once your selection is complete, you’ll find the charity you’re supporting at the top of the page underneath the main search bar.
Is It Possible to Change Charities?
AmazonSmile understands that some hearts are too big for one charity. If you want to switch things up or alternate which charity benefits from each purchase you make, simply:
- Click on Accounts & List from the top menu bar
- Select “Your Account”
- Select “Change Your Charity” under the “Shopping Programs and Rentals” section
- Find your preferred charity through the search bar
Once you’re done, you can view a couple of fun statistics, including how much money you have generated in donations during the lifespan of your account.
How AmazonSmile Impacts Dreamscape & Other Charities
AmazonSmile calculates its donations by taking 0.05% of the price of each participating product you buy and donating it to the charity you have selected at the time of purchase. While this doesn’t include sales tax, shipping and handling, service charges, gift-wrapping fees, or any amount taken off from coupons or rebates, it still ads up.
As of February 2018, this program has donated $80,134,317.33 across all charities participating in the program. This is money that goes directly into your favorite nonprofit’s budget so they can further their outreach and continue to change lives through their efforts.
For Dreamscape Foundation, that means more funds for us to put toward awareness programs, building a community, and helping individuals who struggle to adapt to daily living because of visual impairments or other disabilities.
Pennies add up. Just like the savings you earn on your credit card, the little bit collected from every purchase you make becomes another drop in a bucket shared between all nonprofit supporters.
Will you add to those donations? Add AmazonSmile to your Amazon account and start giving back today.« PreviousNext »