How to Support Your Favorite Charities (for Free) Every Time You Shop on Amazon

Most people do what they can to help others out, and I wanted to share a little tip along those lines that I don’t think a lot of people are familiar with. This tip will teach you how to be a philanthropist (for free) every time you shop on Amazon.

All you need to do is go to and you’ll have the option to select a non-profit of your choice to give to.

“Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.”

As you can see in the image below, every time you shop while using the smile subdomain, Amazon will show you your charity of choice (in this case, you can see that we support Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation).

Amazon Smile

As of February 2019, Amazon has raised $124,651,081.04 for charities through this program (Source Amazon).

With over 100 million prime members, there’s about a 1 in 3 chance you are one and if you are, there’s a close to 50% change you’re shopping there once a week. I believe the program is available for all Amazon users, so even if you aren’t Prime, you can partake.

So, without spending any more money or giving up any of your time (both of which I recommend you do in support of great charities around the world), you can be a philanthropist!

What are you waiting for? Start shopping!

And please share this article so more people can learn about this amazing program.

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