Today is Amazon Prime Day. The time of the year for major deals and steals for online shoppers.
Last year, Prime Day generated about $1 billion in sales, and if you shopped through Amazon Smile, a percentage of your purchase went to a non-profit.
All year long you have the chance to shop and give back to any non-profit of your choice through Amazon Smile, and with today being Prime Day, what better time to save and give. That is only if you actually got the chance to be online.
“Website temporarily unavailable” is the message you may have seen on your screen while trying to get a hold of the latest Amazon Prime Day deals. If you did not, you were one of the lucky few who had an opportunity to save money and donate to a local non-profit, like the High Plains Food Bank for example.
“As they shop, .5% will be donated to their favorite charity. We would ask people to choose High Plains Food Bank. There is a different non-profit list on that smile.Amazon.com and they can scroll through and you do have to, there’s a little search bar that’s handy and you can search for High Plains Food Bank or another favorite charity of yours and give,” said Communication and Marketing Manager for the High Plains Food Bank, Emily Bell.
Since the High Plains Food Bank has been part of Amazon Smile, they told us they have received $350 in donations from people’s purchases.
It sounds like a large number but officials told us those are donations from 2014 until now.
Officials believe the amount is low because most people do not know about Amazon Smile.
The High Plains Food Bank is one of more than a million organizations listed on the site seeking your support.
Click here to visit Amazon Smile, and see the full list of charities.