How to support your favorite charity every time you shop online

How to support your favorite charity every time you shop online

(BPT) – Shopping online and having packages delivered to your home is a convenience most people have welcomed with open arms. This is especially helpful during the busy holiday season as you cross off to-do’s and prepare to celebrate with loved ones. What if in addition to getting everything you need online you could also help make a difference and support your favorite nonprofit?

One way to ensure that your purchases make a positive impact this holiday season is to shop with AmazonSmile, a way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no additional cost to you. You’ll find the same products and low prices, and AmazonSmile will donate a portion of the purchase price of your eligible orders to the charity of your choice. You can also directly donate items to charities through AmazonSmile Charity Lists, where nonprofits create and manage lists of the products they need most to support their communities.

Help make a positive impact when you shop with a purpose using AmazonSmile

Since launching in 2013, AmazonSmile has donated more than $321 million to charities around the world, helping them expand their meaningful work. For example, ASPCA and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are charitable organizations that have surpassed $12 million in donations received from AmazonSmile.

There are more than 1 million charitable organizations to choose from, including global humanitarian efforts, animal welfare groups, local school PTAs, hospitals and more. You can easily choose which charitable cause is meaningful to you so that you can direct funding where you feel it’s most beneficial.

How to sign up for AmazonSmile and select your favorite charity

You can get started by visiting, or turning on AmazonSmile within the Amazon shopping app. The first time you visit AmazonSmile, you will be asked to select which charity you’d like to support. You can browse charities by organization name, location or keyword and can change your charity selection at any time.

AmazonSmile will remember your charity selection, and then every eligible purchase you make using AmazonSmile will generate a donation for your selected charity.

If you prefer to shop from your mobile phone, follow these steps to activate AmazonSmile so that your future eligible purchases will generate donations for your selected charity.

  • Open the Amazon shopping app
  • Navigate to the main menu (=)
  • Tap on Settings and then select ‘AmazonSmile’
  • Select your charity and then follow the on-screen instructions to turn ON AmazonSmile in the mobile app

Once AmazonSmile has been activated in your app, future eligible app purchases will automatically generate a donation for the charity you have selected, at no extra cost to you. Whether you’re stocking up on supplies to host a festive gathering, searching for the most unique gifts for loved ones or getting yourself something special, you can make a difference when you shop online. Shop with AmazonSmile and not only can you have a positive impact, but you can direct that impact to a charity that matters to you. Every penny counts in supporting the causes you love.


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