What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way to support the ROTARY FOUNDATION OF GRANVILLE at no cost to you.  Once you have signed up, very time you shop online at AmazonSmile, they will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the ROTARY FOUNDATION OF GRANVILLE. You will find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as you always get at Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price on everything you buy to the Rotary Foundation of Granville.

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to
http://smile.amazon.com/ch/31-1598749 using the web browser on your computer or mobile device.  If you bookmark this link, it will be even easier to return for future shopping at AmazonSmile.


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.

Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?
Yes, you use the same account settings on both Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, Wedding or Baby Registry, and other account settings are also exactly the same.

How do I select the ROTARY FOUNDATION OF GRANVILLE as my charitable organization when shopping on AmazonSmile?
On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select the Rotary Foundation of Granville to receive donations you’re your purchases before you begin shopping. You will find the selection box on the AmazonSmile home page. From then on (unless you decide to support another organization) AmazonSmile will remember your selection, and every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation to our foundation of 0.5%.

Why is this project important?
DG Bart Mahoney has asked the Granville Rotary club to pilot this AmazonSmile project for District 6690 for the balance of the 2013-2014 Rotary year.  We will track the results, and if the program is successful, we will roll it out to the other clubs in the district at the District Conference on May 16. District 6690 is closing down its own Foundation, so the clubs will be asked to implement their individual AmazonSmile programs, or a large number of choices at Rotary International are also available  As soon as the Granville club portion of this project is active, we will be approaching the Granville community at large to encourage widespread participation.

What Should You Do?
The most important thing is to get your AmazonSmile account set up as quickly as possible and start shopping.  If others in your family do the online shopping, bring them up to date on this and follow-up to be sure that all future purchases at Amazon are ordered through your AmazonSmile account. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Doug Barno by email at  dsbgroup@windstream.net or by phone at 740.322.3456.