The “I Have a Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles (IHADLA) is registered through Amazon Smile, meaning we will receive small donations for items you purchase from Amazon if you shop via www.smile.amazon.com rather than simply going to www.amazon.com.
How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?
First, you should be signed into your Amazon.com account.
On your first visit to Amazon Smile (smile.amazon.com), you need to select a charitable organization (IHADLA!) to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. The site will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation to IHADLA. Or just click here for I Have a Dream Foundation – Los Angeles on Smile.Amazon.com or the banner above to go directly to that page and confirm your selection.
It’s easy to forget to shop on Amazon Smile instead of going to Amazon. It helps to create a bookmark on your browser to save smile.amazon.com to ensure that you make a donation to IHADLA while you shop.
Which products on Amazon Smile 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 Amazon Smile?
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 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.
If you wish to receive a tax deduction for a donation to I Have a Dream Foundation – Los Angeles, please donate to us directly through our donate page.
Can I change my charity?
Yes, you can change your charity any time. Your AmazonSmile purchases after the change count towards your newly selected charity. To change your charity, sign in to smile.amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser and simply select “Change your Charity” in “Your Account.”
There is No Cost to Customers or Charitable Organizations
There is no cost to charitable organizations or to AmazonSmile customers. Customers will have access to the same products, features, services, and great low prices as on Amazon.com. The shopping experience is identical to Amazon.com with the added benefit that the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from eligible AmazonSmile purchases to charitable organizations selected by customers.