AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organization selected by customers.
Is FirstLove considered a charitable organization?
Yes. FirstLove is a DBA organization of Sovereign Grace Bible Church in Oakland, California that is registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization.
How does AmazonSmile work?
When first visiting AmazonSmile, customers are prompted to select a charitable organization. In order to browse or shop at AmazonSmile, customers must first select a charitable organization. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to FirstLove.
Is there any cost to me to use AmazonSmile?
No. There is no cost to you for using AmazonSmile. The shopping experience is identical to Amazon.com with the added benefit that the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate a portion of your purchases to FirstLove.
How can I set up AmazonSmile?
Step 1. Simply click our unique charity link to bypass any organization search. Instead, you will be taken directly to smile.amazon.com where our organization will already be selected for you. If you are not already logged into your Amazon account, you will be asked to log in. Once logged in (or if you are already logged in), you will automatically be asked if you want to support “Sovereign Grace Bible Church.” (FirstLove is a DBA organization of SGBC, registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity in Oakland, California).
Step 2. Confirm you wish to support “Sovereign Grace Bible Church” by pressing yes. Your screen may appear similar to the one below.
Step 3. Begin shopping as normal. There are no added costs associated with this program. Instead, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your total purchase price to FirstLove. Remember, you must shop at smile.amazon.com (not www.amazon.com) for any donations to be made to FirstLove.