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Amazon Smile Ending

  • 1.  Amazon Smile Ending

    Posted 01-28-2023 08:49 AM
    I'm sure many of you have heard amazon smile will be discontinued. This has been a program that really helped our monthly goals for donations. I'm sad to see the program go and I am wondering what if any other similar programs aside from i-give , that are public friendly and easy to use. I often find people get confused when they have to sign up and create and account.
    I'm looking to replace this program but I'm not sure if there is anything available that compares?
    Would be interested to hear all your thoughts!
    #FundraisingandDevelopment

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    Diane Donahue
    Asst Director
    Animal Manor
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  • 2.  RE: Amazon Smile Ending

    Posted 01-28-2023 10:40 PM
    I am wondering what will replace this program with Amazon. I believe Walmart is starting a program similar to the smiles program but we're looking into that. The Amazon smiles program was just a non evasive way for people to shop and still give without having to think twice about it. It's really sad to see it go.

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    Michelle Robinson
    Cause 4Paws Gary,INC
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  • 3.  RE: Amazon Smile Ending

    Posted 02-08-2023 04:34 AM
    Hi Michelle! 

    If you're still looking for an AmazonSmile alternative, you might want to check out the Doobert Forward Store. It's a new program that Doobert.com launched recently and it works pretty similar to AmazonSmile. You or your community members simply shop every day pet supplies and Doobert will pay 5.0% of your order to the animal rescue YOU choose.

    You can learn more about it at doobert.com/forward.

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    Micah Dayot
    Support Team
    Doobert.com
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  • 4.  RE: Amazon Smile Ending

    Posted 01-29-2023 07:58 AM
    This was disappointing on Amazon's part.  I emailed them that I wasn't happy and cancelled my Prime as my own "mini" protest.  It was a nice way for people to contribute.  I will keep an eye on Walmart; would be good if some company picked up something similar.    From all that I read online so many people utilized Smile you think there'd be an opportunity for another business to start their own program.

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    Toni Naeser
    Volunteer/Board Member
    Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue
    Westfield NY
    http://www.caninerescue.org
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  • 5.  RE: Amazon Smile Ending

    Posted 01-29-2023 09:35 AM

    For those of you with Kroger Supermarkets in your area, I was able to sign up for Community Rewards with my Kroger loyalty card, where money is  donated to the rescue where I work. I don't remember how I found out about the program, but I posted the information on our community Facebook page and got some other people to sign up as well. It's under "My Account" all the way at the bottom of the menu. I don't know how much money it garners, but it's free to sign up for anyone who shops there! 
    Hope this helps!

    Kirsten



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    Kirsten Cianci
    Palmetto Animal League
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  • 6.  RE: Amazon Smile Ending

    Posted 01-29-2023 11:03 AM
    Walmart recently rolles out charity wishlists Chewy wishlist include Chewy gift cards always helpful...be sure to set up a wishlist with Amazon wishlist still offer though Amazon but without the Smile donation...Target also has a form that can be filled out  to recieve a gift card from local store in the community where rescue is located.


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    Cindy Wilde
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  • 7.  RE: Amazon Smile Ending

    Posted 01-30-2023 10:56 AM
    For these wish lists, you are just hoping someone sees your list and buys something or does the store contribute?

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    Sandy Cole
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  • 8.  RE: Amazon Smile Ending

    Posted 01-30-2023 11:34 AM
    They do not contribute. It's up to you and your Board, Staff, Volunteers, etc to share the list. Add a story to it and that helps donors know where the items are going and how it helps.  We donated almost 5,000 pounds of cat and dog food last year to agencies and organizations with human food distributions. When we tell the public we need pet food, we share that we donate 400 + pounds a month to those in need.

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    Katie Peachey
    Beesley Animal Foundation
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  • 9.  RE: Amazon Smile Ending

    Posted 01-30-2023 11:10 AM
    I haven't seen anything about a Walmart charity wishlist. From what I've read on Walmart's website, they only donate to community based initiatives, not animal based charities. The same goes for Target. Would you mind sharing how you've been successful in getting donations from Target? I'd love to t