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Donate to YMCA Project when shopping Amazon

Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 10:47 am

ymca-and-amazonFrequent or occasional shoppers on Amazon can now make a minor change to their online shopping as Amazon will donate to the Eastern Missouri Family YMCA Project. By simply going to smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.
To start, go to smile.amazon.com and log-in with your regular amazon.com sign-in email and password. On the first visit, select a charitable organization. Search for Vandalia Recreation Corporation, Vandalia, Mo. Once the charitable organization is selected, Amazon Smile will remember the organization for future purchases.
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for folks to support the YMCA project every time they shop, at no cost to shopper. When shopping shop at smile.amazon.com, shoppers can find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the YMCA project. Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. Eligible products will be marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” in the product details. A “Thank You” goes to individuals or businesses who have already switched to AmazonSmile. The amount of funds already received from Amazon varies from month to month, but it all adds to the project’s overall goal. A small change can bring additional funds to the YMCA project at no cost. Supporters are encouraged to change their bookmark or favorite to smile.amazon.com to help the YMCA reach its goal.