Did you know you could be helping local organizations everytime you shop on Amazon? It’s true!
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products 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. This donation is at no additional cost to the customer.
RPM recently noticed partnering hospital, Norton Community Hospital (NCH) in Norton, KS, was signed up as a charity on AmazonSmile. When we asked NCH about it, Katie, NCH’s Marketing and Foundation Director said, “We found out about this opportunity when Amazon sent a letter letting us know we had unclaimed donations.” To claim the donations, Katie followed the directions on org.amazon.com and became an AmazonSmile charity. They now receive a quarterly deposit from the AmazonSmile Foundation.
The intent of AmazonSmile is not to take away from local businesses, but to provide an opportunity to bring money back locally to the hospital and foundation if people happen to use Amazon. It’s simply an additional way to receive donations from the community. “It’s a little bit, but it adds up!” said Katie.
If you wish to be an AmazonSmile charity, please register at org.amazon.com and share your charity link with your community!