We all know of Amazon.com and know they sell almost everything anyone could want. Do you shop there often? Or ever? Well you could help out Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Piedmont just by continuing to shop at Amazon. With a twist. Instead of typing in ‘amazon.com’ in your web browsers address bar, type in ‘smile.amazon.com’ and help BBBS out with every purchase. Adding that simple little ‘smile.’ to the beginning of the address does an amazing thing. It takes you to Amazon’s robust shopping site but with every purchase you make Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.

Here’s how to get started. Visit AmazonSmile, sign in with your regular Amazon.com account, tell Amazon that your charity of choice is Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Piedmont and start shopping. It’s as simple as that. Got questions, AmazonSmile as a great support page for frequently asked questions. But you have to remember that every time you visit ‘amazon.com,’ type the ‘smile.’ before it but what if you can’t remember to do that everytime. Simple. There are two extensions you can download that will automatically forward any link that leads to ‘amazon.com’ to ‘smile.amazon.com.’ There is one for Google Chrome and one for Firefox.

Support Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Piedmont by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com.