Did you know that you can shop ‘til you drop and your purchases will benefit JCFS Chicago?
There are two easy ways to indulge your need for retail therapy and also make a difference in the lives of thousands of children, adults and families.
First, purchase a Key Card through the North Shore Auxiliary and receive discounts at participating stores throughout the Chicago area. Key Card Shopping Sprees are held twice a year. Details below.
Second, sign up for AmazonSmile so that every time you make a purchase through Amazon, The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to JCFS.
North Shore Auxiliary Key Card Shopping Spree
Spring and Summer
Purchase a KEY CARD for $75 and receive a 20% discount on full-priced merchandise and services at over 100 retailers and vendors throughout Chicagoland and with your KEY CARD, you can make an unlimited number of purchases at all participating retailers throughout the week. Select vendors offer alternative discount amounts and/or specific restrictions. For more information, please contact Emily Elbring, or call 773.467.3891.
Supporting JCFS Chicago just got easier!
Follow the instructions below to conveniently shop on Amazon and make a small donation to JCFS Chicago.
Log into AmazonSmile and then make your purchase. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to JCFS Chicago. Amazon Prime still applies and no extra surcharges are applied to your account. Once you log in, it will remember your charity and should apply each time you go to AmazonSmile.
FAQs about AmazonSmile:
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 Amazon.com. 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, customers are prompted to select a charitable organization from almost one million eligible organizations. In order to browse or shop at AmazonSmile, customers must first select a charitable organization. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer’s selected charitable organization.
Is there any cost to charitable organizations or to customers?
No. There is no cost to charitable organizations or to AmazonSmile customers. The shopping experience is identical to Amazon.com with the added benefit that the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate to the charitable organizations selected by customers.
Do you charge any administrative fees or take any deduction from the donation amount?
No. Charities must register to receive donations and have a valid bank account to which we can route donations, but there is no charge to participate and we do not deduct any fees from the donation amount.