🗓️ January 19, 2023
🔗 Ars Technica
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Scharon Harding, on Ars Technica
Amazon claims AmazonSmile has donated $449,385,192 to global charities and $400 million to US charities as of December 2022. But the tech giant is now telling shoppers that it tried to do too much, and its “ability to have an impact was often spread too thin.”
Amazon says they’re spreading their donations “too thin”, presumably because there are hundreds of eligible charities. Over the years I’ve switched my charities between St. Jude, Human Rights Campaign, American Red Cross and The Humane Society. I know the twelve-ish dollars I’ve sent to these charities through Amazon Smile over the years doesn’t do much on its own, but there have been a collective $400million+ in donations with the Smile program.
Killing it is just a way to keep more cash, I guess. Sad to see it go.
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