Reasons to (Amazon) Smile with Butte CAA

Friday, Nov 13, 2020

Amazon Smile BlogIf you are like most of us and haven’t done your holiday shopping yet, there are probably a few online purchases in your future. Well, why not shop online and donate to a good cause at the same time? Plus, it's at no extra cost to you and you'll still be able to buy exactly what you want. 

By shopping on AmazonSmile you can donate to a good cause while doing your normal or holiday shopping, just by choosing the Community Action Agency of Butte County, Inc. as your charity. When you make a purchase, Amazon Smile donates 0.5% of what you’ve spent and donates it to Butte CAA. How cool is it that you can donate without spending any extra!

We know that the pandemic has put strain on a lot of wallets and it may seem like you have a hard choice to make between giving to charity this giving season or getting gifts for those you care about. Here is a way to do both at the same time. 

By following the instructions below you can shop via your browser or the app on your phone.

Here's how to Sign Up for AmazonSmile:

  1. Visit smile.amazon.com
  2. Sign in with your Amazon.com credentials
  3. Choose “Community Action Agency of Butte County, Inc.
  4. Start shopping!
  5. Add a bookmark for smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

Turn on AmazonSmile in the Amazon Shopping app

  1. Make sure you're signed up for AmazonSmile (use your web browser to visit smile.amazon.com)
  2. Download or update to the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app for iOS or Android on your phone or tablet.
  3. Open the app and find “Settings” in the main menu (☰)
  4. Tap on “AmazonSmile” and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile in the app.

Feel Good and Do Good While You Shop

By switching to AmazonSmile, you are supporting all of our programs. That means you are helping a family break the cycle of poverty at our Esplanade House. You are also helping food get to those who are hungry through our North State Food Bank. You might even keep a house warm this winter as we support our community members who find themselves in need.

Also, be on the lookout for our Esplanade House Giving Tree information. Our EH Giving Tree is an opportunity for community members to purchase a gift for a child or parent in need. We will have trees throughout the community with Christmas lists on them. You then pick a gift or family you can shop for and we will deliver the gifts for an extra special Christmas that wouldn't be possible without the generosity of yourself and others.

Due to COVID-19 we are adapting and incorporating an online component to our charity event this year. So you can double your giving impact by buying a gift using AmazonSmile to purchase your presents for one of our Esplanade House families!

However you are able to give this year, you can be assured that any gift to the Butte CAA will stay here in our community to improve the lives your neighbors and lift up our communities. We think there is a lot of holiday cheer to be found in that. Click on the image below to sign up now for AmazonSmile. 

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