There are two ways to support the League this season without sending a penny.
1. Before you shop for your Thanksgiving meal, make sure you are enrolled in our Smith’s donation program.
2. If you choose to shop at Amazon for those Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, select the League of Women Voters of Utah as your charitable organization and use Amazon Smile to check out.
Smith’s Food and Drug offers a charitable program called Smith’s Inspiring Donations that donates a small percentage of each purchase to the charity of a customer’s choice. If you have a Smith’s Fresh Values card, you are eligible to participate.
All you need to do is go online, connect your Smith’s card number to their account, and choose the League of Women Voters of Utah from their list of eligible organizations as your designated charity. Presto! Your card will start donating with every purchase you make.
Click the button below, it will take you to the Smith’s sign-up page. If you do not have an account, choose Create an Account, and follow their directions. If you already have an account, sign in.
Then go to your account. Click on the Inspiring Donations link. You can search for League of Women Voters of Utah or the code AM996. Make sure you have ALL selected as the type. Just click the enroll button and you are all done. A portion of your purchases will now be donated to us.
Doing this doesn’t affect your customer discounts or fuel points in any way. The donations come from Smith’s charitable funds. Each contribution is small, but the cumulative effect of hundreds of our Utah friends and members can be substantial.
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5 percent of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.
Tens of millions of products are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their smile.amazon.com product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible to generate donations.
Of course we want to encourage you to shop locally, but if you choose to shop online, a portion of your purchase will be donated to us. While 0.5 percent doesn’t sound like much, it can really add up!
Remember, only purchases made at smile.amazon.com, (not www.amazon.com or the mobile app,) generate AmazonSmile donations. You can add items to your cart via the app, or amazon.com, The key is to make sure you check out via Amazon Smile.
Right now with holiday shopping ahead is the perfect time to make the most of this opportunity.
Please take a moment to sign up and make a difference! If you have any questions, email Kathy Fitzgerald, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kathy Fitzgerald, Development Director League of Women Voters of Utah