Two of the biggest online shopping days of the year are coming up: Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This year, when you’re finding online deals for your holiday gifts on Amazon, you can support the Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation at the same time and at no extra cost to you!
All you have to do is start with AmazonSmile!
Starting is easy: simply go to smile.amazon.com, then shop as usual. That’s it! For every eligible purchase you make, Amazon will make a donation to TOCA.
What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is Amazon.com’s way of supporting communities and charities all over the country. When you visit smile.amazon.com and pick a charity (in this case, TOCA), 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible items will be donated to the organization you’ve chosen.
This is all taken care of automatically. You sign in with your current Amazon account to smile.amazon.com, then shop as usual.
Does It Cost Anything?
Nope! That’s the beauty of AmazonSmile. You just visit smile.amazon.com, shop like you normally would and Amazon makes the donation. No extra cost to you – or the charity.
By clicking the TOCA AmazonSmile link, the Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation is automatically set as your charity of choice. Then all you have to do is shop and Amazon takes care of the rest.
Are All Items on Amazon Eligible for AmazonSmile?
According to the FAQs, “Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations.” As you shop through smile.amazon.com you’ll see items that are eligible marked with “Eligible for AmazonSmile Donation” on the product page. When you add those items to your cart and purchase them, AmazonSmile will automatically donate to your chosen charity.
Do I Have to Go to smile.amazon.com? Can’t I Just Shop Like Usual Through Amazon.com?
Yes, each time you shop you’ll have to start at smile.amazon.com in order for your charity to earn money. Unfortunately, making purchases through Amazon.com, or your Amazon phone app, won’t earn donations. Simply bookmark smile.amazon.com on your computer and mobile device and start there when you need to shop!
You Shop, Amazon Gives
You see? It’s a win-win! You get great deals online, and a deserving charity gets a donation from Amazon.
Happy shopping everyone!