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AmazonSmile: Enjoy Shopping While Simultaneously Giving Back To Charity

Amazon is one of our favorite retailers and it’s easy to imagine why: virtually anything you want to buy is at your fingertips from the convenience of your home.  To make things even better, Amazon often offers great discounts and shipping is free for orders over $35 or if you’re an Amazon Prime member.  While most people are familiar with Amazon, not many have heard of AmazonSmile.  In this blog, we will discuss the benefits of AmazonSmile—we hope it will bring a smile to your face!

Screen Shot 2015-09-23 at 3.35.28 PMYou can think of AmazonSmile as a supercharged version of Amazon.  By going to smile.amazon.com, you can shop to your heart’s content while simultaneously supporting the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation (CFEF).  This website is identical to amazon.com—the exact same low prices, vast selection, and shopping experience.  The only difference—and this is a major one—is that Amazon will donate a percentage of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.

The AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of the purchase price.  This excludes any rebates, gift-wrapping, shipping and handling, taxes, or service charges.  While 0.5% does not seem like much, it adds up quickly and helps fund the scholarships that CFEF provides to students in the Cy-Fair community.  Through AmazonSmile, you can easily donate to CFEF or any other charitable organization of your choosing that is available.

To join the fun, visit smile.amazon.com and login to your Amazon account.  From there, you will need to select ‘Cypress Fairbanks Educational Foundation’ from the list of eligible charities before you begin shopping.  Amazon will remember your selection so you will only have to go through this process on your first time.

For more information about the program, visit Amazon’s FAQ pageTo stay up-to-date on everything happening at the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation, make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn!  Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Future!

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