Posted by: Erin King
For Immediate Release July 18, 2016
You know Amazon.com Inc. is big when you do a search for “Amazon” and get the company instead of the river, rainforest or women warriors that Amazon used to refer to in the good old days. Such is the popularity of shopping on Amazon that it merits first consideration of search engines. But thanks to programs like “AmazonSmile” the company continues to grow and now self storage owner/operators and managers can find another way to give to the charities of their choice.
For California Self Storage Association (CSSA) members, it represents and opportunity to help support a worthwhile charity like Kure It simply by purchasing items on Amazon Smile and making sure that Kure It is selected as the recipient of Amazon’s donation. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. Every item available for purchase on www.amazon.com is also available on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) at the same price. You will see eligible products marked "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation" on their product detail pages.
“Self storage professionals in California have always been generous when it comes to causes like Kure It and AmazonSmile is another way they can help,” says Erin King, Executive Director of the CSSA. “I don’t know about anyone else but my house is an Amazon house. It is a great way to support a program with something so many of us use a lot.”
On your first visit to AmazonSmile you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation. You can change your charity any time. Your AmazonSmile purchases after the change count towards your newly selected charity. You can choose from almost one million eligible 501(c)(3) public charitable organizations.
“It is nice to see a company like Amazon do what it can to help worthwhile causes,” adds King. “Now self storage has another way to do its part.”