Shopping online is putting money in the pockets of a local agriculture organization.
Tens-of-millions of products are eligible for the AmazonSmile service, which donates 0.5 percent of the purchase price to any of the near one-million eligible charitable organizations.
Cass-Morgan Farm Bureau Manager Lindsey McQueen says the organization has used the service for the past two years.
“A couple other farm bureaus are doing it and we are always looking for new ways to raise funds. Before you start shopping it asks you to pick a charity and ours is under the Cass-Morgan Farm Bureau Foundation. For then on, when you are shopping it lets you know if the product is eligible for smile points,” says McQueen.
Occasional special promotions will increase the donation amount. Area charity organizations can register for the service by going to smile.amazon.com.
Money from the foundation goes towards scholarships for high school and college students majoring in agriculture and the “Ag in the Classroom” program for fourth grade students in the area.