Amazon donates 0.5% of your purchase price to the Varnum Continentals. Click here to support us at no cost to you! Just remember to always start shopping at smile.amazon.com after choosing the Varnums as your Amazon Smile beneficiary!
Detailed instructions on how to sign up:
=== ON YOUR COMPUTER ===
- Log in to your Amazon account via web browser.
- Go to this link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/05-0301441
This link lands on a page titled “Support Varnum Continentals Inc”. Below that title, you’ll see a yellow button marked “Start shopping.” Click that button.
- You will be asked to verify that you understand that you must start shopping at “smile.amazon.com” in order to benefit the Varnum Continentals. Check the checkbox to verify.
- Go to this link: https://smile.amazon.com/
- To verify that you’re supporting the Varnum Continentals, look to the two menu ribbons at the top of the page. The top black ribbon contains the search field. In the dark gray menu ribbon just below, look to the left-hand side and you should see the word “Supporting:” in orange followed by “Varnum Continentals Inc” (the organization’s full name might be cut off by a few characters). If you see that, then you’ve succeeded in designating the Varnum Continentals as the beneficiary of the donations generated by your purchases.
*** !!!THIS IS IMPORTANT!!! ***
- To provide donations to the Varnum Continentals via your Amazon purchases, you must ALWAYS start shopping at the link: https://smile.amazon.com/
If you just go to www.amazon.com, you can still buy stuff, but your designated charity will get nothing.
=== ON YOUR PHONE OR MOBILE DEVICE ===
If you never shop using the Amazon app on your phone, then you do not have to do this.
- Follow all of the steps above to designate the Varnum Continentals as your donation beneficiary.
- At the bottom-right of your screen on your Amazon phone app, you’ll see three horizontal lines. Select that three-line icon.
- At the top of the resulting screen, you’ll see a button for “Gifting and Charity”. Select that button.
- A new menu of sub-options will open. Scroll down to find “AmazonSmile”. Select that button.
- On the resulting screen, you’ll see a large yellow button that says “Turn on AmazonSmile”. Select that button.
- On the next screen, you’ll get a confirmation that you want to turn on Amazon Smile on your phone/mobile device. You will see a large yellow button reading “Get Started”. Select that button.
- The next screen is titled “Turn on AmazonSmile in the app”. Select the yellow button reading “Next”.
- On the next screen, you will see a yellow button reading “Turn on AmazonSmile”. Select that button.
- On the next “Welcome!” screen, select the yellow button reading “Start Shopping”.
- You will be taken back to the Amazon home screen and can start shopping.
After following this process, your phone app will automatically generate purchase donations to your designated charity.