AmazonSmile Donations

I got an email today with my AmazonSmile donation notification. AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support a charity of your choice every time you shop, at no cost to you.

I chose charity: water, as my donation destination this year and they have received a quarterly donation of $111,441 thanks to customers, including me,  shopping at To date, AmazonSmile has donated a total of $2,500,501 to charity: water, and $183,120,221 to all charities

If you use Amazon to shop, this is a totally painless way to help a charity of your choosing. You just start your shopping at and you’ll find the exact same prices, selection and shopping experience as always but there is the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your selected charity.

You may have also seen similar kinds of efforts on places like Facebook where I often see that people add a donation button to their birthday announcement for a charity. In this time of increased need, this is a great way to help causes, and with AmazonSmile you don’t even have to be the one making the donation.

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Ken Ronkowitz

A lifelong educator on and off the Internet. Random by design and predictably irrational. It's turtles all the way down. Dolce far niente.

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