AmazonSmile is a new program that enables Amazon shoppers to easily donate 0.5% of their purchases ($.50 per $100 spent) to their favorite U.S.-based nonprofits. With $26.5 billion in sales projected for the fourth quarter for 2013 alone, up to $13.25 million in funds could be raised. Through a partnership with GuideStar USA, over one million nonprofits are already listed in the AmazonSmile database and all shoppers need to do is search for and then select their favorite nonprofit to have 0.5% of their Amazon purchases donated.
IMPORTANT Message for Nonprofits:
Shoppers can select any 501(c)(3) in the GuideStar USA database, but for the nonprofit to receive the funds, they must register with AmazonSmile. If you do not register and fund are not claimed within one year, then funds raised will be distributed to other registered nonprofits.
How to Sign Up for AmazonSmile:
1. Visit smile.amazon.com and login to your Amazon account.
2. Search for and select your favorite nonprofit.
3. If you’d like to change your selected nonprofit: