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Postby jdege on Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:45 am

Went to search for something on Amazon, today, and was redirected to a "pick your charity" page:

http://smile.amazon.com/

The suggested charities were exactly what you'd expect. But the page allowed me to search for my own charity.

Entering "NRA" gave me a list including the NRA Freedom Action Foundation:

NRA Freedom Action Foundation
Location: Fairfax, VA | Year Founded: 2008
To educate Americans with respect to their individual rights as citizens, with particular emphasis on the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
Categories: Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
Programs: Nonpartisan voter research, education, outreach, and registration
Regions Served: Throughout the United States


Seems like a good place for my charity dollars to go.
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Postby gun_fan111v2 on Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:48 am

Heard about this a while back. It is not supported on their app and you have to go through that specific site every time - they are all about charity but yet make it inconvenient for people to use...
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Postby dismal on Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:02 am

The SAF is also a good org that you can donate to this way.
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Re: Amazon charities

Postby xd ED on Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:05 am

Any recognized charity can register with Amazon Smile.
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Re: Amazon charities

Postby yukonjasper on Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:05 am

I've been using the Amazon Smile program for a while. My charity is St Jude's Children's Hospital. I should take another look, but St. Jude's is a good one.
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Re: Amazon charities

Postby yukonjasper on Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:10 am

xd ED wrote:Any recognized charity can register with Amazon Smile.


I've got my application in for "YukonJasper Needs Money for Guns" fund :D

Haven't heard back.........................It's been 5 years............... :o :lol:

You can send the cash directly if you want to..................... :P
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Re: Amazon charities

Postby BigBlue on Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:18 pm

I believe either GOCRA or MNGOPAC also is set up with Amazon like that.

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Postby dismal on Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:19 pm

The org does need to be a 501(c)(3)...
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Re: Amazon charities

Postby grimbeaver on Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:48 am

BigBlue wrote:I believe either GOCRA or MNGOPAC also is set up with Amazon like that.

Found GOCRA but not MNGOPAC.
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Re: Amazon charities

Postby linksep on Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:49 pm

Bump.

I just changed my charity to SAF.
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Re: Amazon charities

Postby grimbeaver on Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:27 am

Unfortunately I rarely remember to go through the smile page so my contributions are minimal.
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Re: Amazon charities

Postby bstrawse on Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:31 am

grimbeaver wrote:
BigBlue wrote:I believe either GOCRA or MNGOPAC also is set up with Amazon like that.

Found GOCRA but not MNGOPAC.


Our 501c3 is listed: The Minnesota Gun Owners Support Fund.
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Re: Amazon charities

Postby linksep on Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:03 am

Necro-thread revival... I just received an update from Amazon:
Amazon wrote:This is your quarterly AmazonSmile donation notification. Your charity, Gun Owners Foundation, recently received a quarterly donation of $21,370.03 thanks to customers shopping at smile.amazon.com.

To date, AmazonSmile has donated a total of:
$160,617.28 to Gun Owners Foundation
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Re: Amazon charities

Postby Chunkychuck on Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:36 am

This is the email I received. It specifically says Minnesota Gun Owners Support Fund. Linksep's post refers to "Gun Owners Foundation". Numbers are significantly different.

"This is your quarterly AmazonSmile donation notification. Your charity, Minnesota Gun Owners Support Fund, recently received a quarterly donation of $414.50 thanks to customers shopping at smile.amazon.com.

To date, AmazonSmile has donated a total of:

$1,619.70 to Minnesota Gun Owners Support Fund"
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Re: Amazon charities

Postby bstrawse on Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:04 pm

Chunkychuck wrote:This is the email I received. It specifically says Minnesota Gun Owners Support Fund. Linksep's post refers to "Gun Owners Foundation". Numbers are significantly different.

"This is your quarterly AmazonSmile donation notification. Your charity, Minnesota Gun Owners Support Fund, recently received a quarterly donation of $414.50 thanks to customers shopping at smile.amazon.com.

To date, AmazonSmile has donated a total of:

$1,619.70 to Minnesota Gun Owners Support Fund"


Minnesota Gun Owners Support Fund is our affiliated 501c3 - that's definitely us.

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