Amazon.com is one of the largest companies in the world. It’s considered one of the most influential forces, employing over a million people worldwide. And since 2013, Amazon has been using it’s powerful influence to help give back to charitable causes through AmazonSmile.
What is AmazonSmile? It’s largely an identical shopping experience to Amazon.com (open to both Prime members and guest shoppers). The only difference is when shopping, eligible purchases help support your favorite charitable organization at no cost to the shopper! As AmazonSmile has grown over the years, they’ve reached the point where most products are now eligible.
When you make an eligible purchase, AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of the price to the organization of your choice. It doesn’t cost you a penny above your purchase price or require any extra steps other than the initial setup and charity selection the first time you use AmazonSmile. All of your standard Amazon.com account settings are already there: your Wish Lists, shopping cart, wedding/baby registries. All you have to do is pick your charity and keep shopping!
And while 0.5% may not seem like a significant amount, trust us, it adds up. As of fall 2020, AmazonSmile has donated over $198,000,000 to charities and organizations in the United States. Of that $198,000,000, more than $14,000 has been donated to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.
To support IFHF’s mission to heal our heroes, all you have to do is click here to designate IFHF as your charitable organization and then continue your regular Amazon shopping. You’ll see an “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on each item’s page if the item can elicit a donation. When you checkout AmazonSmile will let you know just how much your purchase generated to support the charitable organization you chose. They also give you updates so you can see just how much your shopping is supporting your cause of choice.
So what are you waiting for? Start shopping with AmazonSmile today, and each eligible purchase you make, from pantry staples to luxury purchases, will help our mission to heal our heroes. Just make sure you start each Amazon.com shopping trip with AmazonSmile!
Posted on November 16 2020 in Blog