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jumbofrank

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AmazonSmile
« on: June 12, 2019, 05:25:34 pm »
I know I've mentioned AmazonSmile on here before, and I've always been able to check my small impact and more on my account page. But I can't recall getting a statement like this email that Amazon.com sent me today.
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This is your quarterly AmazonSmile donation notification. Your charity, NRA Foundation, recently received a quarterly donation of $10,540.75 thanks to customers shopping at smile.amazon.com.

To date, AmazonSmile has donated a total of:

    $146,804.89 to NRA Foundation
    $134,890,393.33 to all charities

Thank you for supporting NRA Foundation by shopping at smile.amazon.com. You can track your impact throughout the year at your My Impact page.
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If you're buying stuff at amazon.com anyway, go to smile.amazon.com and pick a charity you want 1/2% of the profits they make off you to go to. The last time I checked there were over 2,000 charities to choose from IIRC. I just searched for NRA, and NRA Foundation came up in the results. You get the same stuff from the same place for the same price, but you make a difference to a charity that you choose. Nearly $135 million worth of difference so far.
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AmazonSmile
« on: June 12, 2019, 05:25:34 pm »

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Re: AmazonSmile
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2019, 07:30:13 pm »
Yes.

I got the same statement for the first time also.
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Re: AmazonSmile
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2019, 10:19:21 pm »
I didn't know if that was something new or not because my memory is so bad at times.
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Re: AmazonSmile
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2019, 06:14:47 am »
I think the statement is new. 
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Re: AmazonSmile
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2019, 07:01:04 am »
I got a similar statement showing my personal contributions to The Second Amendment Foundation.  In light of all the controversy over money issues at the NRA, the 2-A Foundation seems like a better alternative.  And, they do all the actual work that the NRA talks about.

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Re: AmazonSmile
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2019, 06:08:49 pm »
The rabbit makes a good point. I didn't even look for the 2AF on there, but I think I'll change my charity soon before I forget. I need to see if Great Lakes Gun Rights is on there first. We had handgun (owner) registration here before they had it in some notoriously anti-gun states. I should keep more of my money here where it might do me more good.
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Re: AmazonSmile
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2019, 06:14:06 pm »
Michigan Gun Owners is on there, but I'm still making up my mind.
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Re: AmazonSmile
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2019, 08:54:59 pm »
I got one as well.
I didn't realize that there were now so many options to choose from. When I first signed up I selected St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
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Re: AmazonSmile
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2019, 11:59:06 pm »
"You can choose from over one million 501(c)(3) public charitable organizations that are registered and in good standing with the IRS (as provided to Amazon by GuideStar USA, Inc.)."  :o I had no idea there were so many either. I thought they said 2,000 when I started using it around 2 1/2 years ago, but I'm dain bramaged  from too many blows to the head. :(
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Re: AmazonSmile
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2019, 07:11:30 am »
I wonder how an organization can get on that list? 

I'm thinking that "Rastus's Community Health, Welfare & Public Trust Geriatric Contribution Fund For The Reform, Rehabilitation & Relaxation Of Pre-lost & Post-found Ordnance Owners" should be included as a non-profit.

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