Whether you are shopping for the holidays, a special occasion or just taking care of every day needs on Amazon.com, EVERY purchase you make can help the Westport Uniformed Firefighters Charitable Foundation.
Thanks to the Amazon Smile program, a portion of every purchase you make can be donated to the WUFCF. Just start your shopping at smile.amazon.com instead of just amazon.com, select the Westport Uniformed Firefighters Charitable Foundation as your charity, and that’s it!
Every time you shop on Amazon (Prime members are eligible, too), Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon purchases to the WUFCF.
The prices you’ll pay are exactly the same — you’re just connected to donate a portion of your sale to the WUFCF.
What is AmazonSmile?
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.
How does AmazonSmile work?
When first visiting AmazonSmile, customers are prompted to select a charitable organization from almost one million eligible organizations. In order to browse or shop at AmazonSmile, customers must first select a charitable organization. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer’s selected charitable organization.
Is there any cost to charitable organizations or to customers?
No. There is no cost to charitable organizations or to AmazonSmile customers. The shopping experience is identical to Amazon.com with the added benefit that the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate to the charitable organizations selected by customers.
Do you charge any administrative fees or take any deduction from the donation amount?
No. Charities must register to receive donations and have a valid bank account to which we can route donations, but there is no charge to participate and we do not deduct any fees from the donation amount.
Can charitable organizations outside the U.S. participate?
No. Eligible charitable organizations must be qualified under Section 501(c)(3) and located in one of the 50 U.S. States or the District of Columbia.
What is the AmazonSmile Foundation?
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.
May customers make direct donations to charitable organizations through the AmazonSmile program?
Not at this time. The only way for customers to support their selected charitable organization is by shopping at smile.amazon.com.
Does the AmazonSmile Foundation take any portion of donations to fund its operations?
No. Amazon funds the operations of the AmazonSmile Foundation.