Community Fundraising Programs offered by Fred Meyer and Amazon.

1.   Fred Meyer's program first.

Help us and benefit the Community.  It doesn't cost you anything.  We have an opportunity to raise some money for the Foundation by simply doing what you have to do normally anyway.  I don't how many of you shop at Fred Meyer but for those that do there is a chance to have money donated to the Foundation by joining the Rewards Program at your local Fred Meyer Store.  You can obtain a Rewards Card at the Customer Service Desk at your local Fred Meyer Store.  Once you are a member of their "Rewards Club" go online and link that Rewards card to the Community Rewards Program  (www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards) and to the Kirkland Kiwanis Foundation.  Fred Meyer's number for our Foundation is: #88205.  You still get Reward points, fuel points, and rebates as the Community Rewards Program does not affect those, but it will let Fred Meyer know to ship some portion of their $2.5 million Donation Fund to our Foundation. 

Then every time you make a purchase show them your Rewards Card or enter your phone number and they will automatically add some credit to the Kirkland Kiwanis Foundation and then once every three months they'll write the Foundation a check based on usage of our patrons.  Fred Meyers is helping its customers benefit the community!

There are some limitations as to what you can earn credit for and if you are curious as to what they are keep reading!

Most purchases qualify for Community Rewards, but some items are not eligible.  Those exclusions are:
1.   Prescriptions
2.   Fred Meyer Gift Cards and Kroger Co. Family of Stores Gift Cards
3.   Green Dot Prepaid Reloadable Products
4.   Bottle Deposits
5.   Lottery Tickets and Promotional tickets
6.   Money Orders
7.   Western Union
8.   Fuel
9.   Sales Tax
10. Tobacco
11. Postage Stamps
12. Transit Passes
13. Fees
14. Game Licenses
15. Phone Activation
16. Visa, MasterCard and American Express gift cards and financial variable load gift cards

If you have any questions you can email me by using the "Contact US" in the left hand navigation bar or go on line at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards for a full explanation of their program. 

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2.  Amazon - About AmazonSmile

What is AmazonSmile?

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 organizations selected by customers.

What are the eligibility requirements for charitable organizations to participate?

Organizations must be registered and in good standing with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) to be eligible to participate. Organizations must be public charitable organizations (not private foundations) and may not be supporting organizations, unless identified specifically as a Type I, Type II, or functionally integrated Type III supporting organization. Eligible charitable organizations must also be located in one of the 50 U.S. states or the District of Columbia. Organizations that engage in, support, encourage, or promote intolerance, hate, terrorism, violence, money laundering, or other illegal activities are not eligible to participate. Amazon relies on the US Office of Foreign Assets Control and the Southern Poverty Law Center to determine which registered charities fall into these groups. Charitable organizations must also adhere to the AmazonSmile Participation Agreement to maintain eligibility. Charitable organizations may choose not to participate in AmazonSmile at any time. Although we aim to include only charitable organizations that are in good standing and do not engage in any of the activities described above, we cannot guarantee the good standing and/or conduct of any charitable organization. For complete details, see the AmazonSmile Participation Agreement.

How does AmazonSmile work?

When first visiting AmazonSmile, customers are prompted to select a charitable organization from almost one million eligible organizations. 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 the customer’s selected charitable organization.

Is there any cost to charitable organizations or to customers?

No. There is no cost to charitable organizations or to AmazonSmile customers. The shopping experience is identical to Amazon.com with the added benefit that the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate to the charitable organizations selected by customers.

Do you charge any administrative fees or take any deduction from the donation amount?

No. Charities must register to receive donations and have a valid bank account to which we can route donations, but there is no charge to participate and we do not deduct any fees from the donation amount.

Can charitable organizations outside the U.S. participate?

No. Eligible charitable organizations must be qualified under Section 501(c)(3) and located in one of the 50 U.S. States or the District of Columbia.

What are spotlight charities?

From time to time we may highlight one or more charitable organizations from the total list of eligible organizations. We do this to make it easier for customers to choose an organization to support from the almost one million available, but we do not endorse any particular organization or the causes they support. To apply for consideration as a spotlight charity, please submit a spotlight charity application. Note that you must first register your charitable organization at org.amazon.com. Sign in to org.amazon.com, then click the Help link at the top of the page, then under General Program Information, select the Spotlight Charities link to access the application form.

What is the AmazonSmile Foundation?

The AmazonSmile Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation created by Amazon to administer the AmazonSmile program. All donation amounts generated by the AmazonSmile program are remitted to the AmazonSmile Foundation. In turn, the AmazonSmile Foundation donates those amounts to the charitable organizations selected by our customers. Amazon pays all expenses of the AmazonSmile Foundation; they are not deducted from the donation amounts generated by purchases on AmazonSmile.

May customers make direct donations to charitable organizations through the AmazonSmile program?

Not at this time. The only way for customers to support their selected charitable organization is by shopping at smile.amazon.com.

Does the AmazonSmile Foundation take any portion of donations to fund its operations?

No. Amazon funds the operations of the AmazonSmile Foundation.

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We do appreciate whatever assistance you can provide for us in an effort to make a better community.

Don Corning - Web Master

Kirkland Kiwanis