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Do You Shop Amazon? Here’s How You Can Donate To Your Favorite Charity For Free

Good morning lovelies! As September is coming to a close I decided to write about my absolute favorite way to support the charities I love all while spending  no extra cash.

Do you buy anything off Amazon? Perfect. Here’s how you can donate at no cost to you.

If you haven’t heard about AmazonSmile Foundation let me introduce you. These statements are pulled directly from Amazon’s website:

“AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you.”…

“The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.”

Yes, you read that right, Amazon will donate .5% of all eligible purchases to a charity of your choosing at literally NO cost to you. If you shop frequently at Amazon, that little bit will accrue over time. There is no reason that anyone who shops frequently on could not be taking advantage of this.

Yes, It Really Is Free

The only thing that this will cost you, is about two minutes of your time to pick a charity, and install the plugin for your website browser (if you use Chrome).

How To Get Started

Type into your brower: 


Sign in to your Amazon account: 


Choose/search your charity: 


I support  Hydro Angels Over America. They are a research and support foundation for people living with hydrocephalus


After selecting your charity, you will be prompted to check “yes” that you understand that you will need to shop through (this is where the handy plugin comes in!)


The next will prompt you to install Amazon Assistant, I personally do not use this because I prefer the Google Chrome plugin, but it is completely up to you. If you don’t want to use the assistant, dismiss this window. 


How To Install Chrome Plugin

In order to use AmazonSmile you have to shop through If you use Google Chrome  installing the plugin will make it effortless. Just follow this link to install the plugin. It will automatically redirect you to AmazonSmile anytime you visit or click on an Amazon ad or link. This way you don’t even have to think about it.


I have made 46 AmazonSmile eligible purchases to date, and as you can see it takes some time to accrue. But many hands make light work.


Why I Use AmazonSmile20150812_194113

September is hydrocephalus awareness month, a life threatening illness that my son was diagnosed with at birth. Our experience with hydrocephalus has opened my eyes to how much need for research, donations, and awareness there truly is. Not only for him, but for the many people who suffer from numerous heartbreaking conditions and circumstances in life. The reality is that we all know someone. If you already shop with Amazon this is such an easy way to show your love and support! So next time you need need an extra pack of diapers and wipes, remember to try out AmazonSmile. Thank you so much for reading and have a wonderful day.

Lots of love!



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