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Amazon Smile: Purchase with a Purpose

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Did you know your Amazon purchases could mean a charitable donation to organizations such as Rocky Mountain Human Services (RMHS)?

And you can do that without it adding any cost to your total tab.

If you shop through Amazon Smile, a 0.5 percent sliver of your total purchase goes to a charity of your choosing.

We’d love to be your designated charity.

All proceeds RMHS receives goes to our JumpStart fund. We started JumpStart back in 1993 to replace what was an informal “pass the hat” practice.

What would happen is that our case workers would encounter people in dire situations, and there was no way to cover their needs through our programs, which can have some tight regulations on what’s an acceptable expenditure and what’s not. Our caring and compassionate employees would take from their own pockets to help the people we support.

We created the fund so our generous employees could contribute in a more structured way, and we raise money to add to their donations.

Some of the needs it pays for includes:

  • Rent or utility assistance, adaptive equipment purchases or help with medical costs.

  • Household expenses, including the purchase of beds and other furniture or essentials like vacuum cleaners and dishes.

  • Personal care items such as new clothing and shoes, electric razors and winter clothes

Your designation of RMHS as your preferred charity would enable us to fund more of these needs, which have only grown more acute due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated economic downturn.

How to Use Amazon Smile

In order to shop on Amazon Smile you will need visit the Amazon Smile URL every time you. Follow these steps to support RMHS through Amazon Smile:

  1. Visit and sign in with your credentials

  2. Search for RMHS as your charitable organization to receive donations

  3. Select your charity.

How to Use Amazon Smile on the App

In order to shop on Amazon Smile through the Amazon App you will need activate Amazon Smile every time you shop:

  1. Open the latest version of the Amazon app

  2. Select ’Settings’ in the main menu (☰)

  3. Select ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the instructions to turn on AmazonSmile

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