What if someone told you that you could make real change in the world, and it wouldn’t cost you any time or money? Would you do it? I believe most of us would.
It’s not only possible, it’s easy! Let me tell you how. Most of us use Amazon on a regular basis for a variety of different items we need. As a matter of fact, about 244 million of us are active customers of the e-commerce giant. Some of us even use it on a weekly or daily basis. In 2015 alone, Amazon reported $107 billion dollars in revenue. It’s not a surprise to any of us that Amazon is now the largest online store on the planet! One of the really amazing things about Amazon is every time you shop they give you an opportunity to give back to your favorite non-profits. The program is called AmazonSmile.
What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Never Settle every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same products, same prices, and same service as you would on amazon.com. You will still have the vast selection and convenient shopping experience with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price back to Never Settle. As of August 2016, AmazonSmile has donated $32,110,627 back to charities. That’s pretty awesome!
How Do I Use AmazonSmile?
Whenever you shop at Amazon.com, just think Smile! The only thing you need to do for your purchase to qualify is simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages.
Can I Use My Existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?
Yes! It’s the exact same account as your amazon.com account. Your shopping cart, wish list, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same. The only difference is this time when you type the simple word smile in front of amazon.com you are helping Never Settle change lives around the world.
How do I select to support Never Settle when shopping on AmazonSmile?
On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you will see a drop down menu of charitable organizations. Simply scroll through the charities and select “Never Settle Inc.” to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Also, you can use this direct link to choose Never Settle as your charity. AmazonSmile will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation. Every time you log in after that, you will see “Supporting Never Settle Inc” in the upper left hand corner of your screen.
How will my eligible donations be used at Never Settle?
Never Settle funds projects all over the world helping thousands of people better their lives. Our strategy for change around the globe is centered around partnerships, transparency, and accountability. We believe that ordinary people can use their passions to make a difference in the world. We focus on important humanitarian causes and then work closely with local partners to create solutions that are simple and cost-effective. This means your money always goes toward making long-term, sustainable change in the world. Sometimes, it only take a few dollars to change someone’s life.
Clean water and hygiene for all children
Never Settle believes clean drinking water is a right of everyone no matter where you live or what your economic status is. Because of this belief, we partner with Splash to provide access to clean drinking water in eight different countries. Splash serves over 375,000 children worldwide with clean water and sanitation services. With our help, Splash refuses to settle for their current progress and continues to grow their impact.
School uniforms empowering orphans to go to school
Never Settle also believes that every child should have the right to an education. Many children in countries around the world are denied even the most basic education because they cannot afford the uniforms required to attend school. Never Settle partners with The Global Orphan Project to provide for the needs of these children in Haiti and Uganda.
So whether it’s allowing a child to get an education they deserve, or providing access to safe, clean, drinking water, you can be 100% certain that your funds are being used to help change people’s lives around the world.
To support Never Settle, always shop at AmazonSmile! Only purchases at smile.amazon.com automatically support your favorite charity (not www.amazon.com or the mobile app). Look for the AmazonSmile badge in Your Orders to see which of your orders have supported Never Settle.
So next time you think Amazon, remember to smile.