Helping The Beacon, a local food pantry and helping agency, just got a little easier.
For those who shop at Amazon.com, if one goes to smile.amazon.com and names The Beacon as the organization to help, the agency will receive a percentage of the cost of the order.
“Amazon sent a letter to The Beacon inviting the organization to register to receive five percent of a customer’s order,” Carol MacArthur, Beacon Board President said. “It’s a small way to generate funds, but we are happy to be registered.”
From the AmazonSmile website:
“AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.
Every item available for purchase on www.amazon.com is also available on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) at the same price. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages.
If you represent a charitable organization and you would like to learn more about registering your organization to receive AmazonSmile donations, go to org.amazon.com .
For more information about the AmazonSmile program, go to http://smile.amazon.com/about.”