Thursday, December 5, 2013


       Have you heard of AmazonSmiles? Amazon has established this online shopping website to allow  .05% of the money we spend at Amazon to be given to a charitable organization of our choice.  Martinsville On The Move is listed as one of the charities.  It is an organization in our small town that is working to improve the community through many different projects.  Since we are self-supporting every penny we get adds up to help us with various projects.  If you have no charity preference we would be glad for you to choose Martinsville on the Move and shop through  There is no difference in shopping through than through but only purchases made through AmazonSmiles are counted towards charitable donations.  Therefore, I have bookmarked so that I am taken there automatically when I want to shop for something so that I don't forget.  This is a wonderful opportunity to painlessly donate to help out an organization.
     I have cut and pasted information below from their website so you can read it in their own words.

About AmazonSmile

What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support.
How do I shop at AmazonSmile?
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to AmazonSmile to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.
Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?
Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.
Can I use my existing account on AmazonSmile?
Yes, you use the same account on and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.
How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?
On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation.
Can I change my charity?
Yes, you can change your charity any time. Your AmazonSmile purchases after the change count towards your newly selected charity. To change your charity, sign in to on your desktop or mobile phone browser and simply select “Change your Charity” in “Your Account.”
What charities can I choose from?
You can choose from almost one million eligible 501(c)(3) public charitable organizations....

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