A Smile Goes a Long Way (Amazon Smile)
Updated: Sep 28, 2020
The process of making donations has improved immensely throughout the years. Gone are the days of mailing checks, or going to organizations personally to turn in your donation. Nowadays, most donations are gifted automatically through electronic means. Amazon is one of the leading online organizations that work to support nonprofit organizations and charities. It does so through its option of creating an AmazonSmile account.
AmazonSmile is a separate website one can visit. In this version, one can have the same online shopping experience, but on eligible items, a portion of their price will be donated to charitable organizations or your choice. AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of the eligible item’s price to the organization. This version is as easy to navigate and you are able to access it through your own personal Amazon account, which makes it even more worth it.
To access AmazonSmile all you have to do is google it. It will bring you a site where you can choose as many charitable organizations as you want. Once you click these, you will be directed to the donation version of Amazon. Going forward, in order to access this, instead of typing in your browser https://amazon.com , you will type in https://smile.amazon.com. It is super simple, and you can access it from your own personal account.
Here at Thrive Together, we have uploaded our own nonprofit to the site. We encourage everyone to use AmazonSmile to easily support our organization. All donations are greatly appreciated and will be used to support the Deaf community against abuse and bullying. We also provide direct advocacy to Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals in our community. Support us so that we may support others.