Shop to Give

Use a portion of your shopping proceeds to help change lives!

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 The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.

How does AmazonSmile work?

When first visiting AmazonSmile, you will be prompted to select a charitable organization. Search for Capital City Rescue Mission (make sure it is in Albany, NY). Once selected you may browse and shop. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the Rescue Mission.

Selling Items

When you list your item for sale on eBay, there’s a special section in the listing form where you can pledge to donate from 10% to 100% of the final sale price of your item. If your item sells, eBay automatically calculates and deducts your donation (the minimum deduction is $1), and will make sure your donation gets to us safely and securely.

Buying Items

You can find whatever you’re looking for on eBay – from baseball cards to new cars and more. When you do, shop for items that benefit us. You can get a great deal and support the homeless at the same time!

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