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Do you order online from Amazon?

Did you know that Amazon will automatically donate .5% of most purchases to the Ecusta Trail?

What an easy, pain-free way to support our future rail-trail! It’s a no-brainer.

How does it work? Amazon has created a website called AmazonSmile. From Amazon’s description online:AmazonSmileLogo

“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.”

Shop as you usually do. All you have do do is start shopping from instead of

Your Amazon account and Amazon Prime membership stay the same. You’ll know that an item you’re purchasing is eligible by the phrase “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on the product page.

This is what you need to do to begin using AmazonSmile:

Go to If you need to login, use your usual Amazon login.
You will be asked to select a charity. Enter Friends of Ecusta Trail in the Search and select it.
Because it’s difficult to remember to go to this new website over the old Amazon, there are some settings you should change on your devices:

On your computers, depending on which browser you use, do the following one time:


Click on
Click on Free to add this Chrome extension to automatically go to when you type in the website address bar.

Click on
Click on Add to Firefox.
Click on Install now to add this Firefox extension to automatically go to when you type in the website address bar.
Unfortunately, there are no extensions for doing this with Safari or Internet Explorer, but if you use bookmarks, go to and add it to your bookmarks.

If you shop from your iPhone or iPad, you will need to do the following once on each device:

Open Safari and type in the web address field at the top. AmazonSmile will open.
Touch the share button (looks like a box with an arrow) to the left of the website address.
Touch Add to Home Screen.
Touch Add.
Remove the old Amazon app from your iPhone and iPad so that you will always shop at Amazon through AmazonSmile:

Hold your finger on the original Amazon app until it wiggles.
Touch the black ‘X’ to delete the app from your iPhone/iPad. You will see an alert that your Amazon data will be deleted. This will not delete your Amazon account or any of your wish lists or order history. It’s simply the data the app saved on your device.
Be generous.

Take five minutes to tell Amazon that you’d like for them to donate to the Ecusta Trail, set up the automatic links on your devices and spread the word.