Amazon has become part of our lives. It’s easy, fast, and convenient. With Prime, you can have purchases delivered in two days with free shipping. But did you know that Amazon can also help you support the Home of Hope at Gwinnett Children’s Shelter? It’s through a program called AmazonSmile. It makes it so easy to donate to the charitable organization of your choice with every eligible purchase – and we happen to be one of the organizations you can choose from!
What is AmazonSmile?
Here’s how it works:
When you choose a charitable organization to support through AmazonSmile, all you have to do is shop at smile.amazon.com and .5% of the purchase price of eligible purchases will go to the charity you’ve designated. Every time. It only takes a second to set it up, and from there all you have to do is proceed with your normal online shopping! Your smile.amazon.com account is the same as your normal Amazon account – your Shopping Cart, Wish List, and so on are all the same. You just have to make sure you’re shopping through smile.amazon.com.
And that’s all it takes!
How to set up your AmazonSmile to donate to Home of Hope at Gwinnett Children’s Shelter.
If you’re wondering how you can set up your AmazonSmile so that you can donate to Home of Hope at Gwinnett Children’s Shelter, it’s easy! We’ll walk you through the steps.
1. Go to https://smile.amazon.com/.
First of all, you have to go to the AmazonSmile site. (You can find it through Google.) Then you just sign in using your Amazon username and password.
2. You’ll be prompted to choose a charity.
If it’s your first visit, AmazonSmile will prompt you to choose a charity or nonprofit to support. Search for Gwinnett Children’s Shelter in Buford. You’ll be able to find us!
3. Shop away!
To make sure that your eligible purchases are supporting Home of Hope at Gwinnett Children’s Shelter, be sure you’re doing your Amazon shopping at smile.amazon.com.
4. Watch the donations add up.
You can see how much money your shopping has raised for us through your account. It’s nice to see how your day-to-day online shopping can really make a difference. Remember: .5% of the purchase price of your eligible purchases will be donated to Home of Hope at Gwinnett Children’s Shelter.
AmazonSmile Charity Lists.
Signing up for AmazonSmile isn’t the only way you can help charities and nonprofits and support great causes. You can also use AmazonSmile Charity Lists. If you hover your mouse on Accounts & Lists on the menu at the top right of your screen when you’re signed in to Amazon, you’ll get a drop-down list. In the left column, there’s a link to AmazonSmile Charity Lists.
When you click on the link, you can search through many different charities to find out what items they’re in need of. You can search through areas of interest, such as Pets & Animals, Education & Youth, and Human Services. When you find a charity that you’d like to donate to, you can look through their list of needed items. You can see how many of each item they need and how close they are to reaching their goal. From there, you can purchase the item you’d like to give them and donate it.
Every bit counts.
We couldn’t do what we do here at Home of Hope at Gwinnett Children’s Shelter without the support of everyone who donates, volunteers, and supports us. Our mission is to help homeless children and their young mothers in the Gwinnett County area by providing them with a safe, nurturing home while also giving Mom the tools she needs to get back on her feet. We provide life skills training for the mothers and help them create customized life plans so they’re ready to start down the path of independence. That’s the kind of work that you can help easily by choosing to support us through AmazonSmile. Let’s face it – we all shop on Amazon. Why not make that shopping give back?