How many people are planning on shopping online for this Christmas season? Make sure that you set up your Amazon Smile account before you start doing all of your holiday shopping. When you set up an Amazon Smile account, Amazon automatically donates a portion of qualifying sales to the charity of your choice. You have the opportunity to give back to the K Real Estate community partners with the click of a button!


Selecting a Charity

On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you will be prompted to select a charitable organization to receive donations from your future eligible AmazonSmile purchases. We will remember your selected charity whenever you shop at or with AmazonSmile activated in the Amazon Shopping app, and then every eligible purchase you make through AmazonSmile will result in a donation for your selected charity.


Amazon Smile Donations

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. As of August 2021, $285,795,312.80 has been donated to charities within the United States through Amazon Smile. Remember, only purchases at or through AmazonSmile activated in the Amazon Shopping app will support your selected charity. It is important to note that Amazon Smile has to be renewed twice a year for those who do their shopping on their Amazon app. Amazon Smile will notify you of these renewals via push notifications and through in-app notifications.


Community Donation Efforts

While the dollar amount per purchase may seem small, it adds up quickly. When we all set up our Amazon Smile accounts we are making a conscious effort to give back to the organizations that work hard to meet the needs of the community. Make sure you activate your Amazon Smile account today.