To thank customers for supporting charities by shopping with
AmazonSmile, the company is increasing the donation rate tenfold to 5%
of the purchase price of eligible products from today through Friday,
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 29, 2018--
Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced that the company has donated more
than $100 million to charitable organizations through the AmazonSmile
program. AmazonSmile is a way for customers to support their favorite
charity every time they shop with Amazon, at no extra cost. Customers
who start their shopping at smile.amazon.com
will find the same Amazon they know and love, with the bonus that
AmazonSmile will donate a portion of the purchase price of eligible
items to the charity they choose.
To thank customers for supporting charities through AmazonSmile,
starting today through Friday, November 2, AmazonSmile will donate 5% -
10 times the typical donation rate - of the purchase price of eligible
products to the charity customers choose when they shop on smile.amazon.com.
“Hundreds of thousands of charities have been able to expand their
meaningful work thanks to the donations they’ve received through
AmazonSmile, and we want to say thank you to customers who are
supporting important causes every time they shop,” said Jeff Wilke,
Amazon CEO Worldwide Consumer. “We appreciate all the positive feedback
from customers who say they love having a simple way to help support
their favorite charity.”
Customers can select from more than one million charities, from local
and national humanitarian organizations to schools, hospitals, cultural
organizations, pet shelters, and many more.
“It's been incredible to see AmazonSmile grow, with customers now
bringing clean water to over 42,000 people around the world," said Scott
Harrison, Founder and CEO of charity: water. "When people gain access to
clean and safe drinking water, families are healthier. Dignity is
restored. Women and girls who wasted hours every day walking to collect
dirty water can go to school, earn extra income, or spend more time with
friends and family. The impact AmazonSmile has made is far-reaching, and
we can't wait for what this community does next."
“We’re a small, local non-profit. With the donations we receive through
AmazonSmile we are able to provide a pair of ballet shoes to every boy
and girl with physical needs who comes to our program with a seemingly
impossible dream to dance,” said Joann Ferrara, Founder of Dancing
Discover the story of Dancing Dreams and learn more about the impact of
To start shopping and support your favorite charity visit smile.amazon.com.
To learn more about AmazonSmile visit smile.amazon.com/about.
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