Helping Local Nonprofits on Amazon Prime Day


Tomorrow is one of the busiest days of the year on Amazon, but while you’re shopping you can help out a number of nonprofits and organizations on the High Plains.
To be clear, the donations these organizations receive from Amazon Smile do not generate much value.

For instance, the High Plains Food Bank has only received a little less than $200 from Amazon Smile.

AISD, who is listed as a potential recipient, said they have no record of them making any money from it, but that might be because many organizations, like Amarillo Crime Stoppers, did not know Amazon Smile existed, let alone that they were a potential recipient.

Tomorrow, with Amazon Prime Day being one of the busiest days of the year for the shopping site, many from the High Plains will be making purchases.

If you use Amazon Smile, .5% of your purchase will go to the non-profit of your choice.

One of people’s and organization’s favorite parts about Amazon Smile is the price of your purchase doesn’t increase.

“I love that they are having a Prime Day and that this is one of the options for consumers,” said Alason Moorhead, the Executive Director of the Amarillo Habitat for Humanity. “All it is is not taking more out of your pocket, you are spending on things that you’re already purchasing. All you’re doing is being more mindful in that purchase in designating a portion of it to charity. “

Moorhead says she has used Amazon Smile around 30 times now to raise money for Habitat for Humanity.

There are over 27 pages of 501c nonprofits in the Amarillo area that you can choose to help on Amazon Smile.

According to Amazon, there are nearly a million choices in different nonprofits that you can choose from nationwide.

You can help raise money for nonprofits, but unless you’re an Amazon Prime member, you won’t get all of the items that are on sale.

To take part in Amazon Smile, visit

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