Support EDVFC on Amazon.com

Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support us every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at Amazon Smile, Amazon will donate a small percentage (0.5%) of the purchase price to the East Durham Volunteer Fire Co Inc. Everything else about the Amazon online shopping experience stays the same, including the shopping cart, wish lists and shipping.

How do I do this?
When you are ready to shop, start by clicking on this link to Amazon Smile, which automatically designates the East Durham Volunteer Fire Co Inc. as your chosen charity. If you purchase by going to the regular Amazon.com site, we don’t get anything.

Share this link with your friends so they can shop for us too!:  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/22-2363430

What else?

  1. You’ll need to have an Amazon.com account. If you have more than one Amazon.com account, you’ll need to select East Durham Volunteer Fire Co Inc as the chosen charity on each one.
  2. You have to do your shopping at Amazon Smile in order for us to receive the percentage of your purchase. If you forget and log into your regular Amazon account, you’ll receive a reminder about shopping for us at Amazon Smile once you’ve selected us as your chosen charity.
  1. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages.
  2. There is no cap on the amount Amazon will donate and almost every product sold by the company is eligible.

What’s the catch?
While we think that Amazon is great for setting this up, the “catch” is that Amazon is making the donation not you. On the other hand, this 0.5% would otherwise be profit to Amazon, so we might as well benefit from this!

If you want the tax deduction, you can always use our Online Donation page to donate money directly to us.

Support us when you shop this holiday season

Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday at smile.amazon.com/ch/22-2363430 and Amazon donates to East Durham Volunteer Fire Company.

Donate to EDVFC

About AmazonSmile

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.

How does AmazonSmile work?


When first visiting AmazonSmile, customers are prompted to select a charitable organization from almost one million eligible organizations. In order to browse or shop at AmazonSmile, customers must first select a charitable organization. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer’s selected charitable organization.

Is there any cost to charitable organizations or to customers?


No. There is no cost to charitable organizations or to AmazonSmile customers. The shopping experience is identical to Amazon.com with the added benefit that the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate to the charitable organizations selected by customers.

What is the AmazonSmile Foundation?


The AmazonSmile Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation created by Amazon to administer the AmazonSmile program. All donation amounts generated by the AmazonSmile program are remitted to the AmazonSmile Foundation. In turn, the AmazonSmile Foundation donates those amounts to the charitable organizations selected by our customers. Amazon pays all expenses of the AmazonSmile Foundation; they are not deducted from the donation amounts generated by purchases on AmazonSmile.