Hello, EAGLE REGIMENT! We hope everyone is doing well. 

 

Do you and your family members shop on Amazon.com? If so, did you know that anyone and everyone can designate The Eagle Regiment as a charitable organization, whereby every time you shop, a portion of your total will be directed to the ER at no extra cost to you? It’s as simple as logging onto Smile.Amazon.com instead of Amazon.com and/or downloading the free Amazon Smile app on your phone, choosing “Stoneman Douglas Marching Eagles Parent Association, Inc” as your “current charity” and then every time you shop, MEPA will receive a percentage of your purchase. MEPA has received almost $800 as of May 2020! 

 

Attached are easy instructions on how to sign up. Thank you in advance for your support!

Please read about Amazon Smile:

 

What is AmazonSmile? 

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.com on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones. When you shop at AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added benefit that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. You can choose from over one million organizations to support. 

 

How do I shop at Amazon Smile? 

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com on your web browser or activate AmazonSmile on your Amazon Shopping app on your iOS or Android phone (found under settings on your app). On your browser, you may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. When you’re using the app, always check for the “AmazonSmile” logo to ensure you’re activated for 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. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible. 

 

Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile? 

Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same. 

 

How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile? 

On your first visit to smile.amazon.com, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make through AmazonSmile will result in a donation. AmazonSmile will occasionally contact you about donation amounts disbursed to your chosen charity or about the program. 

 

What if my selected charity does not register to participate in the AmazonSmile program or becomes ineligible? 

If your selected charity does not register to participate, becomes ineligible, or requests to be removed from the program, you will have a chance to select a different charity to receive the accrued donations that have not yet been disbursed to your charity. If you do not select a different charity, the accrued donations will be distributed to other organizations receiving donations. 

 

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. 

 

Can I receive a tax deduction for amounts donated from my purchases on AmazonSmile? 

Donations are made by the AmazonSmile Foundation and are not tax deductible by you.

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