AmazonSmile: A Kindness that Costs You Nothing Extra but Makes a Huge Difference


Did you know that by shopping at AmazonSmile you can help families become stronger and more resilient? When you pick Helping Hands Hawaii as your non-profit, Amazon Foundation donates 0.5% of your eligible purchase to us. These donations help to provide critical programs and services for single parents, children, seniors, veterans, individuals with disabilities, immigrants and many others in need.

If that weren’t reason enough, you’ll be glad to hear the inventory and prices at AmazonSmile are the same as the regular Amazon site. Prime users will also continue to receive their benefits when shopping at AmazonSmile.

But, due to Amazon’s strict privacy policies, we don’t know who’s an AmazonSmile shopper and aren’t able to express how much you mean to the work we’re doing in the community.

So, we’d like to do it now. If you are a past, current or soon-to-be AmazonSmile shopper – MAHALO! Your decision to support Helping Hands Hawaii through your patronage at AmazonSmile is helping Hawaii’s most vulnerable individuals and families to:

  • Access benefits and services in their native languages to improve communication and understanding, especially during medical, legal, law enforcement, school, housing, homelessness and other important situations;
  • Receive nutritional assistance benefits that are necessary for maintaining healthy households;
  • Find free basic necessities while budgeting for larger expenses, such as rent, utilities, medical support and transportation;
  • Stabilize household finances in order to avoid being homeless;
  • Leave homelessness behind and transition into a shelter or permanent housing; and
  • Address and better understand challenges with mental illness, substance use, social skills and other behavioral issues.

All of this is possible, in part, due to your use of AmazonSmile and the donations that are generated when you shop. Thank you so much!

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