AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to their customer’s designated charitable organization at no cost to the customer. Amazon customers can setup their existing Amazon account to auto generate donations for organizations or charities registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(3).
How does AmazonSmile work?
When first visiting AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), customers are prompted to select a charitable organization from almost one million eligible organizations. In order to browse or shop at AmazonSmile, customers must first select a charitable organization. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer’s selected charitable organization.
How to setup AmazonSmile
1. Visit smile.amazon.com
The entire shopping experience is the same and most products available on amazon.com are available at Amazon Smile.
2. Sign in and Choose Your Charity
The screen will look slightly different depending on whether or not you’re already signed into Amazon. If you’re already signed in, you’ll see a screen like the one below. Simply search for “HeartCry Missionary Society” or the charity of your choice and proceed to step 3.
If you’re not signed, enter your Amazon account email and password. Then proceed to step 3.
3. Type “HeartCry Missionary Society” in the search
After signing in, search for “HeartCry Missionary Society”
You will be given a list of possible matches. Select “Heartcry Missionary Society Ncororated in Blacksburg, VA.”
Once selected, you will receive an email confirmation and you can begin shopping.
4. Begin shopping
Once you’ve selected your charity everything else functions the same. Shop for your favorite products or the perfect gift. Most products are eligible on Amazon Smile–if not, you’ll be notified. You can checkout normally as well. No extra cost is passed onto you–Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to “HeartCry Missionary Society”.
5. Share with others
After you’ve successfully completed a purchase on Amazon Smile you can share the news with your friends on Facebook, Twitter or via email. This option appears on the confirmation page after your order is complete.