Reasons to (Amazon) Smile with Butte CAA

Wednesday, Nov 10, 2021

Amazon Smile BlogGetting your online holiday shopping done early this year is going to be crucial with the expected shipping delays. The sooner you start shopping online this year, the sooner you can begin your holiday charitable giving. 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 that you can donate without spending any extra money!

We know that budgets are tight for a lot of us right now and it may seem like you have a hard choice to make between giving to charity 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
  2. Sign in with your credentials
  3. Choose “Community Action Agency of Butte County, Inc.
  4. Start shopping!
  5. Add a bookmark for 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
  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 could even keep a house warm this winter as we support our community members who find themselves in need of help with their energy bills.

This year is the 30th Anniversary for our Esplanade House and the holidays are one of our favorite seasons. Our Esplanade House is unique in that it helps homeless families. We aren't only giving adults a second chance, but we are making sure children are off the street and have the best chance they can at breaking the cycle of poverty. When Christmas comes around, our kids have a chance to experience the magic, joy, and hope of the holidays. Every year we have a big Christmas dinner where the staff serve the residents, the children get to meet Santa, and of course there are presents!

Be on the lookout for our Esplanade House Giving Tree information. Our Esplanade House Giving Tree is an opportunity for community members to purchase a gift for a child in need. We will have trees throughout the community with Christmas lists on them. You then pick a child to 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.

We will be keeping the online component to the Giving Tree event this year. So you can double your giving by buying a gift using AmazonSmile to purchase your presents for one of our Esplanade House children!

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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