I am all about killing two birds with one stone when I can. And it is in that spirit that I ask all our blog readers who already shop Amazon to consider supporting IPAT through AmazonSmile.
What is it you ask? AmazonSmile is simply a website operated by Amazon. It lets you enjoy the same convenient, online shopping experience while supporting your favorite 501 (c) (3) charitable organization (think IPAT here!). You shop, and IPAT receives a portion of the money you spend to help those with assistive technology (AT) needs in North Dakota. You order needed items, we get needed donations – two birds, one stone!
How does it work? You simply go to smile.amazon.com from your web browser. On your first visit, you will need to select IPAT as your 501 (c) (3) organization before you begin shopping. From then on, AmazonSmile will remember your IPAT selection, and then all eligible purchases you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.
Every quarter, your donations and all the other donations made by customers selecting IPAT will be tallied by the AmazonSmile Foundation. Once compiled, the Foundation will send an electronic funds transfer to IPAT reflecting 0.5% of the combined purchase price donations. It’s simple, IPAT staff tested, and a great way to help others.
So next time you are shopping on Amazon, go to amazon.smile and select IPAT. In doing so, you will be promoting independence through AT which will make a big difference in the life of someone in our state. Be that difference maker, it is just a website click away!