DMACC Foundation Partners with AmazonSmile Program

Posted 4/14/2021

The AmazonSmile Program Donates a Percentage of Eligible Purchases on Amazon to a Charity of Your Choice​

  • The Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Foundation has been added as a charity that can benefit from eligible purchases from Amazon.

  • The AmazonSmile program donates 0.5 percent of eligible purchases on Amazon to a charity of your choice.

  • ​It's easy and free to sign up to support the DMACC Foundation.

When you purchase your next pair of shoes or decorative bath towels or anything from Amazon, you could also be helping the DMACC Foundation and supporting student scholarships.

As more people turn to Amazon for their shopping needs, thousands of non-profits, including the DMACC Foundation, are benefiting from the use of AmazonSmile. This program donates 0.5 percent of eligible purchases on Amazon to a charity of your choice, and you can now select the DMACC Foundation as your charity.

“Many people shop on Amazon, so this is a wonderful and easy way to support DMACC student scholarships at the same time," said ara Connolly, DMACC Foundation Executive Director. "And the great thing is there is no cost to the DMACC Foundation or to AmazonSmile customers." 

How to participate:

  • On a desktop computer, navigate to smile.amazon.com, click on "Get Started" and then enter "DMACC Foundation" into the search bar. You can then select the Foundation to be your charity of choice.

  • On a mobile device, visit smile.amazon.com and click on menu icon at the top left of your screen; log in using your usual Amazon.com account details and then enter "DMACC Foundation" into the search bar. You can then select the Foundation to be your charity of choice when it pops up.

Once you've selected Des Moines Area Community College Foundation as your charity of choice, you'll be giving back in support of DMACC students every time you shop from Amazon with smile.amazon.com. It's really that simple! You don't need to create a separate account; you can shop from Amazon as you normally would, but just start at smile.amazon.com instead of going straight to Amazon.com, and the donation will be made at no expense to you. The shopping experience is identical to Amazon.com, but with the added benefit that the AmazonSmile Foundation donates to the charitable organization selected by each customer.  ​​​

Connolly said this is a simple way to generate dollars for DMACC student scholarships while shopping for your favorite things.


For more information, contact: Tara Connolly, tkconnolly@dmacc.edu​

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