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 Click Get Started
If you’re not already signed in, sign in and then click get started. If you were already signed into Amazon Smile then you would not see the below two screens. In this case, skip step 2 and proceed to step 3.
3. Type “HeartCry Missionary Society” and click the search button
After signing in, enter “HeartCry Missionary Society” and click “Search”. A page will load with results—select HeartCry Missionary Society, Inc. as the organization. Once selected, you will receive an email confirmation and you can begin shopping.
4. Begin shopping
From now on do all of your Amazon shopping at smile.amazon.com (purchases at the normal amazon.com will not support HeartCry, it must be at smile.amazon.com), and make sure that “HeartCry Missionary Society” is selected as the organization your purchases are supporting. Continue to 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.