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Amazon Shoppers, Help Domestic Violence Program & Sexual Assault Services

Who doesn’t shop at Amazon these days?! Their unlimited selection of home goods, electronics, baby gear, food, music, books – EVERYTHING, has us all doing online shopping when we are in need (or want) and can’t fit going out into our busy schedules. Amazon also helps nonprofit organizations through their AmazonSmile Foundation!  AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.  Amazon-Smile-Logo-01-01

Domestic Violence Program & Sexual Assault Services is now signed up with this amazing charitable organization! You can find our unique link here >>> https://smile.amazon.com/ch/62-1303874 (Domestic Violence Program, Inc.) This link will take you directly to smile.amazon.com in support of our organization so you won’t have to search for our charity among almost a million other organizations. It’s the easiest way for amazon customers and our program supporters to find our charity.

Below we have some common questions and answers about this exciting new venture for us. We thank you for your support! Happy shopping!


How does AmazonSmile work?

When first visiting AmazonSmile, 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.

Is there any cost to charitable organizations or to customers?

No. There is no cost to charitable organizations or to AmazonSmile customers. The shopping experience is identical to Amazon.com with the added benefit that the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate to the charitable organizations selected by customers.

Do you charge any administrative fees or take any deduction from the donation amount?

No. Charities must register to receive donations and have a valid bank account to which we can route donations, but there is no charge to participate and we do not deduct any fees from the donation amount.

What is the AmazonSmile Foundation?

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 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.

May customers make direct donations to charitable organizations through the AmazonSmile program?

Not at this time. The only way for customers to support their selected charitable organization is by shopping at smile.amazon.com.

Does the AmazonSmile Foundation take any portion of donations to fund its operations?

No. Amazon funds the operations of the AmazonSmile Foundation.