Saturday, September 13, 2014

Amazon Smile: A Creative Way to Give

Do you shop online at Have you heard about their Smile program?

If you haven't, you need to!

Here's what they have on their website about it:

What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support.
How much of my purchase does Amazon donate?
The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges. From time to time, we may offer special, limited time promotions that increase the donation amount on one or more products or services or provide for additional donations to charitable organizations. Special terms and restrictions may apply. Please see the relevant promotion for complete details.

Here's the great news! With every purchase you make through your Amazon account at, if you register Josiah Venture as your charity, you can make a donation to our organization.

And it doesn't cost you anything!! 

To register, go to the Smile Amazon website and follow their instructions to select Josiah Venture as your charitable organization. You'll find the link on the drop down menu for your account where it says "Change your Charity".

You WON'T find this on your regular Amazon account page. That's important to know!

You must go in through their smile website. This website is identical in terms of shopping on their regular Amazon website. But shopping in the Smile website is what allows you to make the donation.

**If you don't sign in through the Smile Website to do your shopping, you won't be donating!**

If you're already supporting an organization, that's great! But if not, we'd love for you to head over there, click into that page, find Josiah Venture, and choose us for your charitable foundation.

It's so easy and a great way to increase our capacity for ministry to young people here in Central and Eastern Europe!


  1. I'm so glad you posted about this! It's taken me two months, but I just finally did this. My Sister-in-law sent me wish lists for my nieces/nephews using the smile site and it reminded me that I'd better get one set up to donate to JV.