Amazon Smiles partners with Mercy Housing for National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week.

Denver, Colorado (11/14/14) –This year Amazon Smiles has partnered with Mercy Housing as part of the Mercy Housing Home Is campaign. This campaign launches in November during National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, and runs through the holiday season.  The campaign will run from November 17, 2014 through January 9, 2015.

The National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week is held the week before Thanksgiving to allow individuals throughout America to reflect on what they are thankful for, and to create a time for them to show their compassion for their neighbors experiencing homeless right in their own backyard. This year, National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week will be held from November 15-23, 2014.

Amazon Smile and Mercy Housing are committed to bringing a greater awareness to communities across the United States and helping promote the national endeavor to end hunger and homelessness. When people don’t have to worry about the safety and affordability of their home, they can focus on gaining new career skills, helping their children succeed in school, and becoming involved in their communities.

Amazon believes in the motto “You shop. Amazon gives.”  Amazon Smiles has committed to donating 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to Mercy Housing. Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for individuals to support a charitable organization of their choice. Consumers still have the same convenience of the low prices and vast selection of products available through Amazon.com. This added bonus allows consumers to provide a donation for a portion of the purchase price to Mercy Housing.

To select Mercy Housing as a charitable organization, log onto smile.amazon.com and select Mercy Housing as your charitable organization. Mercy Housing will then receive donations from eligible purchases. Amazon Smile will remember your selection and every eligible purchase will result in a donation to Mercy Housing. Consumers can use their same Amazon account on Amazon Smile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings will remain the same.

Amazon Smile is committed to partnering with Mercy Housing and helping create awareness for the organization and assisting in combatting homelessness. This partnership is ongoing and can be accessed throughout the entire year. Millions of purchases are made each day through Amazon. Next time you decide to make a purchase log on to smile.amazon.com and select Mercy Housing as your charity of choice. Your everyday purchases can help provide a donation to thousands of people who need it most.

About Mercy Housing

Founded in 1981, Mercy Housing, a national not-for-profit affordable housing organization headquartered in Denver, has a presence in 41 states, serves more than 152,000 people on any given day and has participated in the development, financing or operation of more than 45,000 homes. Mercy Housing serves families, veterans, seniors and people with special needs (formerly homeless, people with HIV/AIDS and the developmentally disabled). For more information about Mercy Housing, please visit mercyhousing.org.

About Amazon Smile

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth’s Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. For more information on Amazon Smile visit smile.amazon.com.

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