How to support Goodwill on Amazon Prime Day

by Kim Merrikin, Seattle Goodwill
July 11, 2016

Are you an Amazon Prime member? July 11 is Amazon’s third annual Prime Day—a day of some serious deals exclusively for Amazon Prime members. If you’re planning to partake in the flash sales and major discounts, consider using your desktop (or a mobile browser, rather than the app) and going to to make your purchases.

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support your favorite charitable organization—365 days a year—simply by doing your regular Amazon shopping. Amazon donates .5 percent of the purchase price for all eligible purchases to your selected nonprofit organization. When shopping #PrimeDay on Amazon Smile, you can select Seattle Goodwill as your charity of choice, and every purchase you make will support our job training and education programs!

Here’s an easy tutorial to support Seattle Goodwill when you shop Amazon:How to shop AmazonSmileHow to shop AmazonSmile:

  1. Go to
  2. Log in with your Amazon credentials.
  3. Search “Seattle Goodwill” to find us.
  4. Select “Seattle Goodwill.
  5. Shop!

All you have to remember is to start shopping from instead of If you’ve got Amazon saved as a favorite—just delete the old favorite, and replace it with AmazonSmile—and you’ll always be supporting Seattle Goodwill when you shop Amazon! Purchases are still Prime-eligible.

And don’t forget! When you shop Goodwill—or AmazonSmile—you’re supporting students like Leah, who came to Goodwill looking for direction in her life—and found so much more. Watch her story below.


Kim fancies herself a professional communicator. She has experience in writing, graphic design, and social media, and is always looking to expand her knowledge base into other fields of communication. She loves people, coffee & Seattle (including the rain).

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