Guys! My super duper technologically savvy friend just introduced me to Amazon Smile. Located at smile.amazon.com, Amazon Smile is Amazon.com amped up to help consumers support their favorite charities and ministries. With every purchase that is eligible for the Amazon Smile donation, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the total purchase, before tax and shipping, to one of over a million registered charities.
The International Mission Board is one of the charities among the multitude available to donate to through Amazon Smile! Also included are the Wounded Warrior Project, New Tribes Missions, North American Mission Board, Reaching and Teaching International Ministries, Desiring God, Ligonier Ministries, and Memphis Union Mission.
If you use Amazon.com to shop for gifts, please consider going instead to smile.amazon.com and purchase through that site. Your sign-in and wish list are exactly the same as on Amazon; the bonus to using Amazon Smile is that your favorite charity or ministry benefits while you shop! Upon your first visit to smile.amazon.com, you can select to which ministry or charity Amazon Smile will donate 0.5% of your purchase. You can change the charity at any time.
Tiny little side note: While this is a very sweet opportunity where our online shopping can impact our favorite charity or ministry, it is important to note that we shouldn’t allow this to substitute regular donations to charities and mission offerings throughout the year. But go and shop – don’t wait! smile.amazon.com. It’s such a cool thing.