Wednesday, November 27, 2013

SHOP at AmazonSmile and Benefit Others

I love the idea that I can shop and benefit others!  Amazon via it's AmazonSmile program offers an easy way to donate 0.5% of your purchases to support your favorite charity.

Year round you can automatically donate to your favorite Christian charity, your school or other cause, when you begin your shopping at smile.amazon.com. 

Helping others in this manner is a small, but important way to redeem both your shopping time and money for Kingdom purposes.

God calls each of us to be a good steward of the time, talents and financial resources He has given us. Shopping online can be both time efficient and economical. Now you and I can use it to make
a positive difference in the lives of others.  

When the shopping season heats up with Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Holiday shopping, remember to take advantage of this worthwhile program. 

There is no cost to you. It is easy- here's how it works. 
  • Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your *eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice - nearly 1 millions choices-   (Yikes and Hurray!)
  • Begin your shopping at smile.amazon.com instead of amazon.com - I added the website to my favorites bar for quick access. 
  • Amazon Prime members still receive their Amazon Prime benefits
  • How to select your charity to support?                                                        On your first visit to the AmazonSmile website, select a charity before you begin shopping. The website remembers your choice.
  • How to change your choice of charities  (See the end of this post)
  • What is my favorite charity, Church or ministry is not part of the program?   Tell them to Register at org.amazon.com to participate in receiving donations. (501©(3) organizations only)
  • AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices for everyone                                                                                
If this is a new concept to you, learn what God says in the Bible.
A few of the verses are: 1 Chronicles 29:11, Psalm 50:10-12, Genesis 1:1, Psalm 24:1-2


"Yours, LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory

and the majesty and the splendor,
for everything in heaven and earth is yours.
Yours, LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all"
-1 Chronicles 29:11



Some of my favorite Christian Charities for you to consider:
Samaritans Purse
World Vision
Focus on the Family
E3 Partners  (I am Second)
East-West Ministries, International
International Justice Mission -Human rights,slavery..
Living Water -Water wells and projects in S.American, Africa...
Alarm Inc -working in Africa
Livada Orphan Care

(for my friends- both Schools our boys attend are registered with this program.


Amazon Smile APP- As the date of this post, for shoppers on the go, there is no Mobile APP for AmazonSmile
bookmarked their site on all devices for easy access via mobile phone, iPad or computer. *On my iPhone after opening up the site in my browser,
I added it to my Home Screen so its easy access just like an APP.

How To Change your Charity
1- Log in to your AmazonSmile account.
2- Next to their logo, click on Supporting -a Pop Up Box appears.
3- Click on Change your charity. 
4) Use the Search Box to find the charity

Questions? - Learn more about AmazonSmile
  • *Note- only products marked "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation" on their product detail page receive donations. Amazon states "tens of millions of products" are eligible
source: Amazon.com

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