AmazonSmile: Give while you shop this Christmas


It’s that time of year again — last-minute Christmas shopping is in full swing. If you’re doing any shopping on Amazon, you could be giving .5 percent of your purchase to Newman University by opting to use AmazonSmile. 

Donating without spending any extra money may sound too good to be true but if you’re already an Amazon shopper, then welcome to AmazonSmile. Anyone with an Amazon account can shop through smile.amazon.com and a portion of their purchase will be donated to their charity of choice.

Senior Development Officer Beth Fatkin said, “The great thing about this is, you do not donate your own money. The donation comes from Amazon.”

“AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service,” according to the AmazonSmile website. The AmazonSmile website looks identical to the regular Amazon website, the only difference is that you’re making a difference with your purchases.

Donations for Newman raised through AmazonSmile will go toward the Newman Fund to support student scholarships. Through your Amazon account, it is possible to track not only how much money you have personally donated to the cause, but you can also see how much the organization as a whole has acquired through the program.

Fatkin said, “People already shop at Amazon, they might as well go through AmazonSmile.”

There is a small selection of items that aren’t available in conjunction with AmazonSmile.

To set up your donation, visit smile.amazon.com and search Newman University. Be sure to choose the Wichita, Kansas location. If you are already supporting a program and would like to switch to Newman University, look for the yellow writing under the search box that says “supporting” — selecting that will bring up an option to change.

Sign up today at smile.amazon.com!



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