AmazonSmile allows shoppers to give back to charity

AmazonSmile allows shoppers to give back to charity
(Shutterstock) AmazonSmile offers a way to donate 0.5 percent of your eligible purchase to a charity of your choice.

Jessica McBride/Managing Editor

Native organizations among options for donation

OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — What if you could have the ease of shopping online and the happy feeling of donating a percentage of your purchase to the charity of your choice?

In a June 2017 www.forbes.com article, it was stated that $4 out of every $10 spent online in the U.S. was on the Amazon website.

You might order basic necessities from Amazon like paper towels or cleaning supplies, or you might just order books from the site. You might have even purchased your Christmas presents from the site.

While on Amazon, you can choose to send a portion of your eligible purchase to a charity of your choice through AmazonSmile.

Instead of using the usual internet address, type in smile.amazon.com. Use your Amazon login and then choose a charity to donate to.

You can select from the spotlighted charities or type in a charity name, key words or location. The organizations range from national organizations to local schools.

Several Native American organizations are on the list such as the National Congress of American Indians, Native American Chamber of Commerce, Native American Journalists Association or the Native American Rights Fund.

You can change your charity at any time.

Charitable organizations can sign up to appear in the list at: org.amazon.com.

According to Amazon’s website, products are marked in the product detail page if they are eligible to contribute to the donation. Not all products are eligible.

Amazon donates 0.5 percent of the product’s price to the selected charity.

The donation is not tax deductible since the AmazonSmile Foundation makes the donation.

Click here to read more information about AmazonSmile.

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