New Chapel recently became eligible to receive donations of .5% of your purchases from Amazon at no cost to you.

I get it: The jury is out for many whether we’re, “Amazon Fans” or not; notwithstanding: Your typical Amazon Prime member spends more than $2,000 every year. If 1,000 people who love New Chapel signed up for AmazonSmile and selected the New Chapel, more than $10,000 would be raised for ministry every year. Amazon, in effort to avoid corporate taxes and have a positive impact for non-profit work, is happy to donate .5% of your order.


Smile.Amazon.com is the same as Amazon.com. There’s only one difference between the two: Purchases made through AmazonSmile will directly benefit the charity organization of your choice. In this case, New Chapel. BTW: Your Prime status still works (if you already have it)!



 

How do you participate?

 

> Step 1: Visit Amazon Smile here: https://amzn.to/2OvVYms

(Or here, if your browser doesn’t like the above link: https://smile.amazon.com/ref=smi_ext_ch_46-1257635_dl?_encoding=UTF8&ein=46-1257635&ref_=smi_chpf_redirect&ref_=smi_ext_ch_46-1257635_cl )

If you’re not already signed into an Amazon account, you’ll have to do that first.


 

> Step 2: Set New Chapel as your preferred charity.

The link https://amzn.to/2OvVYms should direct you to "New Chapel" on AmazonSmile immediately. If not, search "New Chapel" in the organization search. There should only be one result, but to be 100% certain, make sure you’re choosing the one from Grand Rapids, MI.

 


Step 3: Accept the prompts.

After you complete the search and select New Chapel, you’ll see a popup stating that only purchases made on Smile.Amazon.com will benefit New Chapel. Accept this checkbox.

 


Step 4: Set yourself up to shop on Smile.Amazon.com

You have to be shopping through the Smile.Amazon.com site in order for any benefit to come to New Chapel. This small detail can be a hassle – We have some ways to make it easier:

  • Add Smile.Amazon.com as a bookmark.
  • Install a browser extension that redirects Amazon.com pages to their Smile.Amazon.com counterparts.

Here are links to extensions for several major browsers:

Another option:

 

Once you do this, you’ll never have to worry about shopping on the wrong site again! A few different extensions offer this functionality. Follow the instructions to install them in your browser, and every Amazon link will become an AmazonSmile link.


 

Step 5: Start shopping (and see your impact!)

Now that you’re all set up, your regular purchases will also have a charitable impact.

Amazon will remember your preferences, so you won’t have to go through this setup process every time. Just visit AmazonSmile and shop as you normally would, knowing that each purchase will help to make a small difference.

 

Once you’ve made some purchases, you’ll be able to track your impact in the AmazonSmile dashboard. In this dashboard, you can see how much you’ve generated for charity, the amount that charity has received overall, and how much has been raised for all charities through AmazonSmile.


So: Go set up AmazonSmile now!

faq

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.

 

How does AmazonSmile work?

When first visiting AmazonSmile, customers are prompted to select a charitable organization from almost one million eligible organizations. In order to browse or shop at AmazonSmile, customers must first select a charitable organization. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer's selected charitable organization.

 

Is there any cost to charitable organizations or to customers?

No. There is no cost to charitable organizations or to AmazonSmile customers. The shopping experience is identical to Amazon.com with the added benefit that the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate to the charitable organizations selected by customers.

 

Does Amazon charge any administrative fees or take any deduction from the donation amount?

No. Charities must register to receive donations and have a valid bank account to which we can route donations, but there is no charge to participate and we do not deduct any fees from the donation amount.

 

Does the AmazonSmile Foundation take any portion of donations to fund its operations?

No. Amazon funds the operations of the AmazonSmile Foundation.