Fundraising FAQ – March 2021

Q:  Can I use Amazon Smile to add to my client fundraising campaign?

A:  No, there is no way to use Amazon Smile toward your fundraising campaign.  While NEADS always appreciates the donations that come through Amazon Smile, they do not arrive with any information so we can’t trace them back to the people who made the actual purchases.

Amazon’s intention is simply to collect payment for their products, and then Amazon itself makes the actual donation.  NEADS receives lump sum donations that are direct from Amazon each quarter.

Amazon Smile does provide an effortless way to support NEADS and we encourage anyone who wishes to sign up for it to do so.  It’s a very simple process.  Sign up via the Amazon Smile page and select NEADS as your nonprofit of choice.  Amazon decides which of your purchases qualify for Amazon Smile, and when one does, Amazon will donate 5% of that purchase to NEADS.  Amazon will send you occasional emails to let you know how much was donated to NEADS – this amount includes every eligible purchase that was made during the quarter, not just purchases that you yourself made.

At the end of the day, it’s a great way to support a good cause even though it doesn’t count toward your fundraising goal.  And NEADS appreciates all the support we get!