If you love shopping online through Amazon, you're going to love it even more when you learn your purchases could generate donations to the Two Rivers YMCA!
Here's how to get set up:
- Go to Smile.Amazon.com
- or, if you prefer shopping from the Amazon App, simply tap on “AmazonSmile” within the Programs & Features menu or Settings and follow the on-screen instructions.
- Select a charitable organization to receive donations from your future eligible AmazonSmile purchases.
- We hope you choose the Two Rivers YMCA!
Now that you're set up, AmazonSmile will remember your selected charity whenever you shop and every purchase you make through AmazonSmile will result in a donation of 0.5% of every eligible item.
What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support your favorite charitable organization [like the Two Rivers YMCA!] every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.com on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones. When you shop with AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added benefit that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.
Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?
Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.
How do I activate AmazonSmile in the app?
AmazonSmile is available for Amazon customers with the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app on their mobile phone, including Android devices with version 7.0+ or iOS devices with version 12+. To activate AmazonSmile in the Amazon Shopping app, simply tap on “AmazonSmile” within the Programs & Features menu or Settings and follow the on-screen instructions.
How do I select a charitable organization?
On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you will be prompted to select a charitable organization to receive donations from your future eligible AmazonSmile purchases. We will remember your selected charity whenever you shop at smile.amazon.com or with AmazonSmile activated in the Amazon Shopping app, and then every eligible purchase you make through AmazonSmile will result in a donation for your selected charity. AmazonSmile will occasionally contact you about donation amounts disbursed to your chosen charity or about the program.
If you've already selected a charity and would like to change it, simply visit smile.amazon.com/change, or tap "AmazonSmile" within the Settings menu in the Amazon Shopping app on your phone and select "Change your charity". Your AmazonSmile purchases made after changing your charity will count towards your newly selected charity.
Which products are eligible for charitable donations?
Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.
Can I receive a tax deduction?
Donations are made by the AmazonSmile Foundation and are not tax deductible by you.
The AmazonSmile Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation created by Amazon to administer the AmazonSmile program. All donation amounts generated by the AmazonSmile program are remitted by a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc. to the AmazonSmile Foundation. In turn, the AmazonSmile Foundation donates those amounts to the charitable organizations selected by our customers. Amazon pays all expenses of the AmazonSmile Foundation; they are not deducted from the donation amounts generated by purchases on AmazonSmile.
I have more questions about AmazonSmile.
For more FAQs, visit: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/chpf/about