Supporting FamiLAB by using AmazonSmile is easy and simple.
Here is some selected information directly from Amazon's Website:
Q: What is AmazonSmile?
A: AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support.
Q: How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?
A: On your first visit to AmazonSmile (http://smile.amazon.com/), you need to select a charitable organization (I suggest, Orlando Hackerspaces Inc.) to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your charity selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.
Q: How much of my purchase does Amazon donate?
A: The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges. From time to time, we may offer special, limited time promotions that increase the donation amount on one or more products or services or provide for additional donations to charitable organizations. Special terms and restrictions may apply. Please see the relevant promotion for complete details.
Q: How can I learn more about AmazonSmile?
Please see complete AmazonSmile program details.
As stated above, when using Amazon Smile to support FamiLAB, FamiLAB gets 0.5% of each eligible purpose. While 0.5% doesn't sound like much, it does add up over time and the more people who use Amazon Smile the more it adds up. So, please encourage others to use this method to support FamiLAB. It doesn't cost anything to use this feature and the cost of every purchase doesn't change even though we get a percentage of every eligible item.
Be sure to bookmark the Amazon Smile page in order to make sure you always use Amazon Smile to support FamiLAB.
Browser Plugins for Chrome:
- There's a plugin that directs you to use Amazon Smile, it's called Smile Always and it will redirect any Amazon page to the Amazon Smile page to encourage you to use it.
- There's also a plugin called Amazon Assistant that can help you when shopping online for items. This Chrome plugin will help you compare items with Amazon when shopping online. This often will bring up competitive items on Amazon. Although it's not always cheaper on Amazon, but if you choose Amazon Smile you will be supporting FamiLAB when you make an eligible purchase.
Browser Plugins for Firefox:
- There's a plugin that directs you to use Amazon Smile, it's called Smile Redirect and it will redirect any Amazon page to the Amazon Smile page to encourage you to use it.
If you choose to select another charity you can do so by going to Your Account and using Change Your Charity, although we'd prefer you stick with "Orlando Hackerspaces Inc" of course.
The Amazon Smile will show what charity you're supporting on the Amazon Smile page. It's shown as "Supporting: Orlando Hackerspaces Inc" right under the search bar.
It's really that simple to start supporting FamiLAB using Amazon Smile. It would also be great if you use this feature if you buy any high ticket items from Amazon.
(Created by:Lloyd Black - Last edit: 01/28/2017 )