You may have heard of this super-amazing, extra-convenient, modern shopping site called Amazon. You may even know that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice through their Amazon Smile program. No? Well, then here’s the scoop… AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know and love. Same products, same prices, same service. In fact, all you have to do is go to Smile.Amazon.com instead of your regular old Amazon and shop there in order to support Fellowship Housing (just be sure to set Fellowship Housing as your charity of choice at the top of the web page!)
If you’re like us, our staff is here, living and breathing Fellowship Housing. Every. Day. And we still forget. So here’s a refresher on how you can make sure you DON’T make our mistakes (we promise to take our own advice too ;-). Then we can all do some good with all that holiday shopping waiting right around the corner!
The only way to use AmazonSmile is through your web browser at Smile.Amazon.com. So if you like to shop from your computer, just remember to type ‘Smile’ first or set a bookmark for the Smile.Amazon.com webpage and you’re golden. Unfortunately, you cannot use Amazon Smile with the Amazon App on the iPhone. However, the good news is that you can set up a shortcut to the Amazon Smile website which gives a near identical experience to the app. It’s very quick and easy to do.
First, type Smile.Amazon.com into your phone’s web browser and log into your Amazon account:
Now you should see “Your AmazonSmile impact” like the page below.
If you don’t already see Fellowship Housing listed as your current charity, just click on ‘Change your charity’ and type in/select Fellowship Housing:
Now that your charity is set to Fellowship Housing, head back to your Smile.Amazon.Com Main Page.
At the bottom, click on the center box with the up arrow coming out:
Now you’re ready to organize the app wherever you will find it best, like below. If you have the Amazon App installed, it’s a good idea to remove it and use your new shortcut to the Amazon Smile website so your purchases will benefit Fellowship Housing every time!:
Now, get to shopping to benefit homeless and at-risk single moms in our community! Through Nov 2, AmazonSmile is donating 5% (ten times the usual amount) to Fellowship Housing when you shop at http://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3774128.
This is their largest bonus donation promotion to date, and is a great opportunity for Fellowship Housing to increase its AmazonSmile donations. But don’t stop after that! Fellowship will still receive 0.5% of your purchases ALL THE TIME, as long as you buy through your Smile site. So be sure to do good with your purchases EVERY time.