Did you know that OVCS has an AmazonSmile account?
As the holiday season approaches, we wanted to take a minute to tell you about a way you could support the students and families at Ossipee Valley Christian School, at no cost to you, when shopping on Amazon.
AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you.
When you shop at AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added benefit that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.
The AmazonSmile program began in October 2013, and since then US charities have received $355,928,260.82 (as of June 2022).
To date OVCS has received $566.63 in donations!
The school currently only has 37 participating AmazonSmile members. Our goal is to have 100 members!
Anyone can help us, so please share this information with family and friends so they can also sign up to utilize Amazon Smile which benefits OVCS!
OVCS has its own, unique charity link
This unique charity link will take you directly to AmazonSmile in support of OVCS so you won’t have to search for our school among almost a million other organizations.
How it works:
The school receives 0.5% of all eligible purchases on a quarterly basis.
How do I shop using AmazonSmile?
To shop with AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com on your web browser on your computer or activate AmazonSmile on your Amazon Shopping app on your iOS or Android phone (found under settings on your app).
TIP: On your browser, you may want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping. When you’re using the app, always check for the “AmazonSmile” logo to ensure you’re activated for AmazonSmile.
How do I activate AmazonSmile on my Amazon Shopping app?
AmazonSmile customers on Android devices with version 5.0+ or iOS devices with version 12+, who have upgraded to the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app can find “AmazonSmile” listed in the Settings menu. From there, you can follow onboarding instructions to activate AmazonSmile on your device.
Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?
Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.
Do I need to renew AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile renewals happen twice a year to help keep AmazonSmile on mobile app. AmazonSmile will notify you of these renewals via push notifications and through in-app notifications. If you miss a renewal you can reactivate at any time by repeating the steps to “turn on” AmazonSmile on your mobile device. There is no renewal period for browser shopping on AmazonSmile, which you can use anytime by typing ‘smile.amazon.com’ into your browser.
Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?
Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.
How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?
On your first visit to smile.amazon.com, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make through AmazonSmile will result in a donation. AmazonSmile will occasionally contact you about donation amounts disbursed to your chosen charity or about the program.
How much of my purchase does Amazon donate?
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.
Remember, only purchases made at smile.amazon.com, (not www.amazon.com) or with AmazonSmile turned ON in the Amazon Shopping app on your mobile phone will generate AmazonSmile donations.
So, it is VERY important that after you have signed up for AmazonSmile you double check each time you shop you’re utilizing AmazonSmile, and not ‘regular’ Amazon as sometimes your computer will not automatically default to AmazonSmile.
If you still have question, feel free to contact us or check out the AmazonSmile about page, https://smile.amazon.com/charity/smile/about