AMAZON SMILE: YOU SHOP. AMAZON GIVES.
by Amy Poulos
Amazon.com has created an easy way for charitable organizations to receive donations.
Amazon.com will donate 0.5% of all eligible purchases to a U.S. Charity of the buyer’s choice. Most purchases are eligible, excepting recurring “subscribe & save” purchases and subscription renewals. Amazon Prime accounts work with AmazonSmile, too. There is no cost to the charitable organization.
Purchases for this purpose is the sale price, not including shipping and handling, gift wrapping fees, taxes, service charges, rebates, or returns; just the price of the product itself. Donations made through AmazonSmile are made by the AmazonSmile Foundation and cannot be claimed as tax deductions.
Registration is simple. You can register for AmazonSmile by going to smile.amazon.com
and selecting Soroptimist International of Los Angeles as your charitable organization. Just type the organization name in the search box, or even just “Soroptimist” and click on our group. That’s it! From that point on, log on to smile.amazon.com
(not amazon.com) and 0.5% of most of your purchases will be given to SILA. Amazon will remember your selection so you only have to register once.