Fund research that matters while you shop. With a simple action at no cost to you, Amazon will donate to the EMDR Research Foundation!
If you shop at Amazon, please choose the EMDR Research Foundation as your Amazonsmile charity. Through the AmazonSmile program, Amazon will donate .5% of your eligible purchases to the EMDR Research Foundation – allowing us to fund more EMDR therapy research – to advance the evidence base for EMDR therapy to more populations and conditions.
Register the EMDR Research Foundation as your chosen charity with this link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/72-1601034 . You can shop using this same link, or through http://smile.amazon.com. (Your usual www.amazon.com URL will not automatically link your purchases to the Amazonsmile program.)
It is easy to have your Amazon purchases support EMDR Research. During this giving season – let Amazon make donations to fund research that matters. For more information about the AmazonSmile program, go to http://smile.amazon.com/about
Amazonsmile/EMDR Research Foundation Frequently Asked Questions:
Q1. Will there be any differences in the prices or availability of products when I use Amazonsmile rather than the regular Amazon?
A2. Amazonsmile is a charitable organization, funded by Amazon. Amazon donates the money. There is no charge to you as a customer. Q2. If the donation isn’t charged to me, then where does the donation come from?
Q3. Will I still have access to all my same Amazon features if I use Amazonsmile?
A3. Yes, your history, your digital content, your account information, any saved address or payment information, and if applicable, Amazon Prime is ALL still available when you shop with Amazonsmile. The site will look the SAME as always, the only difference is that you will see “Amazonsmile” at the top left, and when using the full site you will also see near the top of the page that you are supporting “EMDR Research Foundation”.
Q4. Is it worth it? .5% of my purchases is so little: will it add up to much for the EMDR Research Foundation?
A4. YES, it could! If all the people who receive our emails register the EMDR Research Foundation as their Amazonsmile charity and then make only $100 in purchases through Amazonsmile, the Foundation will be able to fund one additional $5,000 Dissertation Grant award, or a combination of 5 EMDR Dissemination/Travel or Research Consultation awards. That is if folks only spend $100 through Amazonsmile. This program lasts all year long – just think about how much this could add up to!
Q5. I registered another organization as my Amazonsmile charity. How do I change my charity?
A5. Simply use the link https://smile.amazon.com/ch/72-1601034. If you have previously registered a different charity, Amazonsmile will let you know that, and will ask if you would like to change your charity to the EMDR Research Foundation. We certainly hope you will choose our Foundation, but also understand if you would prefer your Amazonsmile dollars to go to another organization. Note that you can always change your charity.
Q6. Now that I have registered the EMDR Research Foundation as my chosen AmazonSmile charity, can I just shop at Amazon as usual?
A6. Pretty much, however, in order for your purchases to lead to AmazonSmile donations, you must use the URL: http://smile.amazon.com OR https://smile.amazon.com/ch/72-1601034 every time you make a purchase at Amazon. To make it easier to use the Amazonsmile program, you may want to “bookmark” http://smile.amazon.com or https://smile.amazon.com/ch/72-1601034.
Q7. I often shop through the amazon app on my phone or device. Will those purchases automatically lead to Amazonsmile donations?
A7. Unfortunately, no. If you prefer to shop or browse using Amazon’s app, go ahead and add items to your shopping cart using the app, but then use your browser to open www.smile.amazon.com to complete your purchase. Everything that you left in your shopping cart will still be waiting for you. You may want to create a link on your phone/device to www.smile.amazon.com.
Q8. How can I spread the word?
A8. Thanks for asking! There are several options. Please consider adding the following to your email signature line or website:
- “If you shop at Amazon, please choose the EMDR Research Foundation as your Amazonsmile charity. Amazon will donate .5% of your eligible purchases to fund EMDR therapy research. Use this link EVERY time you shop: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/72-1601034”
- Or you can use the following html code on your website to embed our EMDR Research Foundation image/button – making it a clickable link:
<a href="http://smile.amazon.com/ch/72-1601034"> <img src="http://emdrresearchfoundation.org/images/AmazonSmile.png" alt="Support EMDR Research Foundation shop Amazon Smile" border="0" /></a>
(We are told by tech-savvy folks that this same code will work with email, facebook and any other places where html code is used.)
- Or put the image anywhere!
You can download the image at http://www.emdrresearchfoundation.org/images/AmazonSmile.png. Remember that if you want it to act as a “button” you need to add this hyperlink to the image: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/72-1601034