Updated: Dec 21, 2021
by Wendy Huffman of the Let's Make the Difference Charity
Most of us all will be using Amazon to check off Christmas gifts off our shopping list, but did you know Amazon wants to give Christmas Cheer too? AmazonSmile is the philanthropic arm of Amazon where vetted and qualified nonprofits can be listed so those aligned with their vision can point Amazon which charities to give to.
When you direct Amazon to your favorite charity, Amazon will give donations, up to 0.05% of your purchases! IT COST YOU NOTHING, and it takes only a few moments to set up and attach it to your Amazon account. For the next 6 months, Amazon will donate up to 0.05% of all your eligible purchases to the charity of your choice, in which time you need to select them again to keep it active.
That may not seem like much~ but it adds up! The amount Amazon has donated through Amazon.smile is $321,230,298.08 as of August 2021!
There are over 1 million nonprofits listed on AmazonSmile!
You can make your Amazon purchases bring even more cheer and do even more good in the world! Go to https://smile.amazon.com and choose a charity (Let’s Make THE Difference, hint,hint,hint) from the dropdown list after setting up your account.
If you choose Let's Make the Difference, you can join with us in making the difference in the world: to level the playing field in low-income countries, support leadership with community centers providing access to technology, education and economic opportunities for those is challenging economies!
From all of us at Let's Make the Difference, Nashville TN
wish you and your families the Happiest of holidays!
To help you get started here are some Q & A’s from AmazonSmile's Website: https://smile.amazon.com:
What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.com on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones. When you shop with AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added benefit that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. You can choose from over one million organizations to support.
What is the AmazonSmile Charity Lists program?
AmazonSmile Charity Lists is a meaningful and easy way for you to shop and donate items directly to charities in need. Simply find the charities you'd like to support, add items from their lists to your cart, and check out – it's that easy. To learn more,
visit smile.amazon.com/charitylists or tap Charity Lists on the "Programs & Features" menu in the Amazon Shopping app on your mobile phone.
How do I shop with AmazonSmile?
To use AmazonSmile, simply go to smile.amazon.com on your web browser or activate AmazonSmile in the Amazon Shopping app on your iOS or Android phone within the Settings or Programs & Features menu. On your web browser, you can add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping with AmazonSmile.
Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible?
Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.
Can I use my existing Amazon.com account?
Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.
How do I select Let's Make a Difference with AmazonSmile?
On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you will be prompted to select a charitable organization to receive donations from your future eligible AmazonSmile purchases. We will remember your selected charity whenever you shop at smile.amazon.com or with AmazonSmile activated in the Amazon Shopping app, and then every eligible purchase you make through AmazonSmile will result in a donation for your selected charity. AmazonSmile will occasionally contact you about donation amounts disbursed to your chosen charity or about the program.
Can I change my charity to Let's Make a Difference?
Yes, you can change your charity at any time. Simply visit smile.amazon.com/change, or tap "AmazonSmile" within the Settings menu in the Amazon Shopping app on your phone and select "Change your charity". Your AmazonSmile purchases made after changing your charity will count towards your newly selected charity.