Use the link or button below the next time you shop at Amazon and they’ll donate 0.5% of all your future purchases to The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library. There’s no need to remember it after that – Amazon does it for you. It’s that easy!
When first visiting AmazonSmile, customers are prompted to select a charitable organization from almost one million eligible organizations. In order to browse or shop at AmazonSmile, customers must first select a charitable organization. The links at left will make that easy and automatic for you. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library. There is no cost to charitable organizations or to AmazonSmile customers. The shopping experience is identical to Amazon.com with the added benefit that the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate to the charitable organizations selected by customers.
What is the AmazonSmile Foundation?
The AmazonSmile Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation created by Amazon to administer the AmazonSmile program. All donation amounts generated by the AmazonSmile program are remitted to the AmazonSmile Foundation. In turn, the AmazonSmile Foundation donates those amounts to the charitable organizations selected by our customers. Amazon pays all expenses of the AmazonSmile Foundation; they are not deducted from the donation amounts generated by purchases on AmazonSmile.
Groceries for Good Causes
Kowalski’s Markets has donated over one and a half million dollars to local charities through its Groceries for Good Causes (GFGC) program. The intent of GFGC is to help the community directly surrounding each store. It is meant to help nonprofit organizations like The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library. We then use the funds to directly help others. You’ve probably seen this in your local Kowalski’s market – customers place their receipts in labeled boxes at the front of the store. A donation is made quarterly based on the total number of receipts collected in each charity’s bin. This allows Kowalski’s to direct their charitable giving to the local organizations that matter most to their local customers.
So the next time you’re shopping at Kowalski’s Grand Avenue Market, please leave your receipt in the box at the front of the store marked The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library. Thanks for your support and thank you for shopping with our partner, Kowalski’s Market!