Yesterday Amazon introduced a new program that lets its customers earn money for their favorite charity with their purchases. Named AmazonSmile, eligible purchases will earn 0.5% toward whatever charity the customer designates.
Yes, half a percent doesn’t sound like a lot, but it’s something. There are over a million charities to choose from and the process is pretty simple.
Go to Smile.Amazon.com (while logged in to your account) and choose a charity. I chose The Adventure Project but I did a quick search of several orphan care organizations – Lifesong, Show Hope, World Orphans – they are all listed. When I selected TAP I got a message saying Amazon would reach out to them and make sure they were ready to accept funds. I’ll be curious to see how the back end of that works for the charities.
Now, in order to be eligible, you need to shop through smile.amazon.com – so change your bookmarks, etc. Now when I’m on the site I see this in the top left corner.
When you are on a product page, it will tell you if the item is eligible.
Which charity will you support?