Looking for an easy way to donate to DPLA? We’re now participating in AmazonSmile, a program run by the web retailer to donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organization of its customers’ choosing. By using Amazon Smile you’ll enjoy the same wide selection of products and shopping features as on Amazon.com, but with the added bonus of supporting DPLA for no extra effort or cost. So sign up today and help support DPLA by shopping at smile.amazon.com for all of your Amazon purchases.
How to sign up for AmazonSmile and help support DPLA:
Step 1: Click the “get started” button in the banner to your left to sign in/up using your Amazon account information.
Step 2: Select Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) from the list of available charitable organizations.
Step 3: You’re all set! Remember, you’ll need to shop at smile.amazon.com to make sure that you’re supporting DPLA every time you shop.
There are a few ways to make sure that you remember to keep your browser pointed to smile.amazon.com (as opposed to regular old amazon.com):
- For those with Amazon.com saved in your bookmarks, replace your current entry with smile.amazon.com; or
- Install the AmazonSmile 1Button. This little widget allows you to go directly to AmazonSmile when you shop. After you install the AmazonSmile 1Button, simply click on the icon from your browser to go directly to smile.amazon.com; or
- For those using the Chrome browser, install SmileAlways, a small browser extension that will automatically redirect you to the Amazon Smile homepage every time that you visit amazon.
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. The AmazonSmile Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation created by Amazon to administer the AmazonSmile program. All donation amounts generated by the AmazonSmile program are remitted to the AmazonSmile Foundation. In turn, the AmazonSmile Foundation donates those amounts to the charitable organizations selected by our customers. Amazon pays all expenses of the AmazonSmile Foundation; they are not deducted from the donation amounts generated by purchases on AmazonSmile.
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