AmazonSmile was launched back in 2013 to allow customers on Amazon to contribute to their favorite charities when they shop.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced earlier today that it has aided hundreds of charities in the U.S. by fulfilling products on their AmazonSmile Charity Lists. The company donated thousands of items to charities from the AmazonSmile Charity Lists to make sure the charities have enough products for the holiday season. Among the products donated there are, sheets, pillows, blankets, toys, educational items, clothing and food. You too may donate on AmazonSmile.
“This is a season of giving and we are thrilled to deliver smiles and surprise hundreds of charities with the products they are most in need of right now,” said Jeff Wilke, CEO Worldwide Consumer, Amazon. “AmazonSmile and Charity Lists are two amazing programs that help inspire customers to shop with a purpose. I shop with AmazonSmile and it’s great to see the continued donations Amazon has made to Make A Wish Foundation, Boys & Girls Club, and PATH – People Assisting the Homeless over the years.”
“We are enormously grateful to Amazon for fulfilling our Charity List,” said Chris Bailey, Executive Director of the Mona Bailey Academy. “We believe philanthropy can reform the educational system, and receiving this type of product donation allows us to continue our mission of delivering cutting edge and creative educational programming to underprivileged elementary age students in the Seattle area and beyond.”
“Amazon’s generosity will allow us to meet a portion of the great needs of people experiencing homelessness on our borough’s streets, in the ferry terminal, in our churches, and especially the children and families in our Staten Island shelter,” said Reverend Terry Troia, President and CEO of Project Hospitality. “We are grateful to have a compassionate partner in the midst of great human need.”
“We are so grateful that AmazonSmile’s Charity Lists program is helping disaster-impacted families rebuild their homes and lives, including those in the New Orleans area,” said Elizabeth Eglé, Chief Development Officer, SBP. “Having the ability to request specific products allows SBP to get what we need to rebuild homes quickly and affordably, and gives donors a direct view into how they’ve helped a family in need.”
“AHC Inc. is thrilled to be surprised by Amazon to receive donations of educational games and electronics from AHC’s AmazonSmile Charity List,” said AHC President & CEO Walter D. Webdale. “The low-income families we serve in Arlington and the surrounding areas are especially struggling during the holiday season, and contributions to support the girls and boys in AHC’s afterschool and teen tutoring programs will not only brighten the holiday but help keep learning front and center.”
“We are so grateful that Amazon has fulfilled our AmazonSmile Charity List,” said Nancy Keil, President and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. “The holidays are a difficult time of year for families struggling with hunger and we are working tirelessly to ensure that every family in our community has enough to eat. Thanks to Amazon, we are one step closer to achieving this goal.”
Amazon has decided to support several charities with over USD 1 Million in donations for the holidays. 10,000 “Boxes of Smiles” gift packages that will be delivered to less fortunate youth and families.