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Now every purchase you make from the Earth’s biggest online store can
support the Sequoia Council directly.
Through its new AmazonSmile program, Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of
the price of your eligible purchase to the 501(c)(3) public charitable
organization of your choice.
Sure, half a percent isn’t much and won’t replace your Friends of
Scouting contributions that help Scouting function in your community.
But it adds up, costs you nothing and is a great additional way to
The one-time setup takes just a couple of seconds (instructions below),
and you get the same prices, products and service you’re used to when
shopping at Amazon. It doesn’t cost you any extra; the only difference
is now you’re helping Scouting every time you buy.
The Boy Scouts of America’s National Council and its nearly 300 local
councils all are eligible charities. Individual packs, troops, teams,
posts, ships and crews aren’t eligible to earn money through AmazonSmile.
After the jump, find out how to set it up and begin helping Scouting
each time you click that tantalizing purchase button.
You’ll use this link to register and for all your future Amazon
Even after you’ve signed up for AmazonSmile and selected a charity,
shopping through the regular amazon.com won’t benefit that charity. You
need to use the smile.amazon.com link from now on.
Step 2: Sign in using your normal Amazon.com login
Step 3: Search for Sequoia Council Boy Scouts
Step 4: Find and Select your local council
The title will say Boy Scouts of America Council but on the
right side you will see it say Fresno CA.
Click on the select button.
Step 5: Check the top-left Corner and start shoping
Step 6: Double-check that the product you're buying
Most items sold by Amazon qualify, but confirm that on the
product page. It’ll say “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation.” And
this is a good time to triple-check that you see AmazonSmile and
the proper charity at the top-left corner.
Step 7: Sign in using your normal Amazon.com login
This part you should be used to.
Purchase the item(s), and smile. You’ve just done a Good
Turn for Sequoia Council!