Amazon Smile discontinued 2/20/2023

Amazon has decided to end their Smile charitable contributions program, effective 2/20/2023, so they can focus their charitable efforts on charities that they prefer. Excerpted from their email:

We are writing to let you know that we plan to wind down AmazonSmile by February 20, 2023. We will continue to pursue and invest in other areas where we’ve seen we can make meaningful change—from building affordable housing to providing access to computer science education for students in underserved communities to using our logistics infrastructure and technology to assist broad communities impacted by natural disasters.

To help charities that have been a part of the AmazonSmile program with this transition, we will be providing them with a one-time donation equivalent to three months of what they earned in 2022 through the program, and they will also be able to accrue additional donations until the program officially closes in February. Once AmazonSmile closes, charities will still be able to seek support from Amazon customers by creating their own wish lists.

Procurement officers may want to plan for this deadline if they have any large upcoming Amazon purchases.



Yeah, got the email.
Probably another cost cutting plan.
And / or you didn’t pick the right charities.

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Yeah…hard for Amazon to wokewash their supposed “charitable contributions” when the plebes and proles are actually picking the charities they want to direct funds to. Before you know it, some police charity might be getting money from AmazonSmile…can’t have that!

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Lord knows not all mobile telephone companies are allowed to donate pizza to the police department…